In-Amp Common-Mode Range / Gain Calculator

This tool calculate the common mode gain for instrumentation amplifiers using gain, differential voltage, and various other input parameters. It calculates both the internal node voltages and the output voltage of the part. It also calculates the resistor needed for a particular gain or the resulting gain using a certain resistor.




Instructions | Troubleshooting | Related Information



Positive Supply  



Equivalent circuit


Differential Voltage
V


Gain
Common Mode Voltage
V


RG
K ohms
Reference Voltage
V



Negative Supply  
 




Equivalent circuit shown



Instructions

Enter data in the fields provided. If an input is out of range an alert will appear.

Click "Update" or tab to another field to see node voltages annotate the schematic on the right. Internal node voltages are for the equivalent 3-opamp circuit, assuming a 0.5V level shift. This may not reflect the actual internal implementation.

If the combination of inputs causes internal or external limits to be exceeded, the problem node value will be highlighted in red and an "Out of Range!" message will appear. When this message is present, all node values should be considered invalid.

Only one of "Gain" or "RG" can be specified - the other is computed automatically.



Troubleshooting

No special issues are known to exist with this calculator at this time.

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Related Information

A Practical Review of Common Mode and Instrumentation Amplifiers (pdf, 57,234 bytes)