[time-nuts] SMD TADD-1 distribution amplifier - seeking comments and suggestions?

Anders Wallin anders.e.e.wallin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 15:02:28 EST 2015

HI all,
I need to build a few distribution amplifiers (>90% for 10MHz, sometimes
maybe 5MHz) and instead of reinventing the wheel I decided to try to
modernize the TADD-1 into an all (almost) SMD design. Here are some draft

Does this sound/look reasonable or crazy?
Any suggestions for op-amps to try and/or compare to the AD8055?
What causes the extra phase-noise below 1 Hz offset in John A's result:

Suggestions for a low noise DC-regulator circuit? The 12-24VDC supplied to
this board will most likely come from a switched-mode PSU, so filtering of
common-mode noise is mandatory.
I found the TI LP38798 shown in the schematic by googling - if someone has
a proven a measured design that would be a safer choice. In any case more
filtering (e.g. ferriites) is probably a good idea.

This design will be available on my blog or on github when it is done - if
anyone is interested.


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