• Two independent channels
• Wide dynamic range
• Wide gain range
• Exponential (dB) gain control
• Low distortion
• Wide supply voltage range
• Low supply current
• Dual control ports (pos/neg)
• Low cost
• Small Package (16-pin QSOP)
Design Guide for Substituting the THAT2162 for the ADI SSM2164
Analog Devices has discontinued their SSM2164 quad VCA. Our THAT2162 dual VCA is an alternative worth considering. Some of the issues which you’ll need to consider are addressed on our THAT Alternatives to the SSM2164 page.
2162 Series Datasheet (138kB)
• Automation systems
The THAT 2162 contains two high-performance Blackmer® voltage-controlled amplifiers (VCAs). With two opposing-polarity, voltage-sensitive control ports, they offer wide-range exponential control of gain and attenuation with low signal distortion. Both VCAs are trimmed at wafer stage to deliver low distortion and control-voltage feedthrough without further adjustment. However, external symmetry adjustment is possible to further optimize distortion and control feedthrough for critical applications.
|Dynamic Range||—||—||> 118||—||dB|
|Gain Range||—||—||> 130||—||dB|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||1V 0dB gain||—||0.05||—||%|
|Supply Current||± 15 V
± 5 V
|Power Supply Voltage||—||± 2.25||—||± 16||V|
|Order Number||Pricing (1000)||Min Order Quantity||Reference|
|2162||16 pin QSOP||2162Q16-U||$3.61||98||Request Samples|
|16 pin QSOP Tape and Reel||2162Q16-UR||Contact us||2000|
|All 2162 parts are RoHS compliant. Minimum order quantity (MOQ) is one tube or one reel. Parts must be ordered in multiples of the MOQ. Samples are available to qualified applicants. Pricing is subject to change.** 2162 ICs are available on tape and reel for a modest increase in price and require an extended lead time. Please contact our sales department for pricing and current lead time.|
Design Note 01A The Mathematics of Log-Based Dynamic Processors (64k)Design Note 02 Digital Gain Control with Analog VCAs (106k) Design Note103/104 Improving VCA Performance I (56k) Design Note 106 What to look for when the Distortion in 2180s Doesn’t Match the Specs (57k) Design Note 107/111 A Simple Effective Soft-Knee Compressor / Limiter (81k) Design Note 110 Improving VCA Performance II and III (73k)
Design Note 116 Techniques for Stereo Volume Control (126k)
Design Note 117 Input Limited for ADCs (120k)Design Note 120 VCAs in a Pan Potentiometer Application (127k)
Design Note 121 VCA Symmetry Auto-Trim Circuit
Design Note 122 5.1 Channel Volume Control (67k)
Design Note 123 Operating Log/Anti-log VCAs Off ±24V SuppliesDesign Note 124 Interchanging the THAT218x and the THAT215x Series VCAs Design Note 127 Upgrading Modular VCAs Design Note 128 What’s a PTAT Temp. Coefficient, & Where Does It Come From? (64k) Design Note 129 A Low-Cost VCA Limiter (47k) Design Note 130 VCA-Controlled 1st Order State Variable Filter (174k)
Design Note 137 Substituting THAT 218x VCAs for 215x VCAs in Existing Designs (68k)
Analog Secrets Your Mother Never Told You (1528k) Originally presented at the 123rd AES Convention, this seminar provides tips and techniques to achieve optimal performance in the analog signal path. Topics covered range from inputs (balanced line and mic level) to outputs (balanced to single-ended), and include analog signal processing (VCAs, RMS detection, and Analog Engines).
|Other Voltage Controlled Amplifiers (VCAs)|
|THAT 2180 Series||Pre-trimmed Blackmer VCAs||2180 Series Datasheet|
|THAT 2181 Series||Trimmable Blackmer VCAs||2181 Series Datasheet|
|Analog Engine® Dynamics Processors|
|THAT 4305||Low-cost basic Analog Engine for dual supply voltages||4305 Datasheet|
|THAT 4320||Low-voltage, low-power versatile Analog Engine for single supply voltages||4320 Datasheet|
|THAT 4315||Low-voltage, low-power basic Analog Engine for single supply voltages||4315 Datasheet|
|THAT 4316||Very Low-voltage, low-power basic Analog Engine for single supply voltages||4316 Datasheet|
2162 Demo Board – The THAT 2162 Demonstration System (US$100) allows the engineer to test the performance of a THAT2162 quickly and easily. The 2162 Demo Board is self-contained circuit board with XLR connectors for signal input and output and a 3-pin header for connection to an external regulated DC power supply (not included). See the 2162 Demo User’s Guide for more information.
2162 Surface Mount Adapter Board
– For our integrated circuits which are only available in surface mount packages THAT Corporation offers adapter boards which allow one of these surface-mount ICs to interface to a circuit board via traditional thru-hole mounting. These adapters make it easy for a design engineer to evaluate our surface-mount products on a prototype board without having to employ SMT technology. Adapter boards are available to qualified applicants.
Harsh Environment Packaging
– TT Semiconductor repackages THAT Corporation’s IC products in ruggidized plastic for the medical, aerospace, defense, and heavy industrial marketplaces.
The History of VCAs
– THAT Blackmer® VCAs are the successors to the original dbx® line of VCAs. Their development for professional audio use has a long history, and can provide some insight into the care and feeding of these essential devices.
2162 Material Data Declaration Sheet Material Data Declaration Sheets (MDDS) disclose the hazardous materials in our integrated circuits as required by the European RoHS directive.