The AD526 is a single-ended, monolithic software programmable gain amplifier (SPGA) that provides gains of 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16. It is complete, including amplifier, resistor network and TTL-compatible latched inputs, and requires no external components.
Low gain error and low nonlinearity make the AD526 ideal for precision instrumentation applications requiring programmable gain. The small signal bandwidth is 350 kHz at a gain of 16. In addition, the AD526 provides excellent dc precision. The FET-input stage results in a low bias current of 50 pA. A guaranteed maximum input offset voltage of 0.5 mV max (C grade) and low gain error (0.01%, G = 1, 2, 4, C grade) are accomplished using Analog Devices' laser trimming technology.
To provide flexibility to the system designer, the AD526 can be operated in either latched or transparent mode. The force/sense configuration preserves accuracy when the output is connected to remote or low impedance loads.
The AD526 is offered in one commercial (0°C to +70°C) grade, J, and three industrial grades, A, B and C, which are specified from -40°C to +85°C. The S grade is specified from -55°C to +125°C. The military version is available processed to MIL-STD 883B, Rev C. The J grade is supplied in a 16-pin plastic DIP, and the other grades are offered in a 16-pin hermetic side-brazed ceramic DIP.
|Title||Content Type||File Type|
|AD526: Software Programmable Gain Amplifier Data Sheet (Rev D, 08/1999) (pdf, 464 kB)||Data Sheets|
|AD526 Military Data Sheet (Rev B, 08/1998) (pdf)||Data Sheets|
|AN-282: Fundamentals of Sampled Data Systems (pdf, 2131 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-244: A User's Guide to I.C. Instrumentation Amplifiers (pdf, 522 kB)||Application Notes|
AN-245: Instrumentation Amplifiers Solve Unusual Design Problems
(pdf, 543 kB)
Traditionally Considered Only for Transducer-Conditioning Applications, Instrumentation Amplifiers Bring Unique Performance Benefits to a Range of Other Applications as Well.
|AN-671: Reducing RFI Rectification Errors in In-Amp Circuits (pdf, 208 kB)||Application Notes|
AN-589: Ways to Optimize the Performance of a Difference Amplifier
(pdf, 115 kB)
This Application Note presents several ways to build and optimize the performance of a discrete difference amplifier. It also recommends amplifiers that will make the overall solution cost/performance competitive with monolithic instrument amplifiers.
|A Designer's Guide to Instrumentation Amplifiers (3rd Edition)||Design Handbooks||HTML|
ADI Warns Against Misuse of COTS Integrated Circuits
(pdf, 13 kB)
Invites Customer Participation in Creative Mil/Aero System Solutions
(doc, 75 kB)
A wide variety of electronic applications, especially those involving very small input signals, require signal paths with very low offset voltage and offset voltage drift over time and temperature.
High-performance Adder Uses Instrumentation Amplifiers
Make an adder circuit using instrumentation amplifiers to increase input impedance.
Input Filter Prevents Instrumentation-amp RF-Rectification Errors
by Charles Kitchin, Lew Counts, and Moshe Gerstenhaber, Analog Devices, Inc. (EDN, 11/13/2003)
|The AD8221 - Setting a New Industry Standard for Instrumentation Amplifiers (pdf, 582 kB)||Technical Articles|
|Applying Instrumentation Amplifiers Effectively: The Importance of an Input Ground Return (pdf, 508 kB)||Technical Documentation|
Space Qualified Parts List
(pdf, 93 kB)
This document lists 67 (240+) space level products that are available from Analog Devices. Many of the products listed are state-of-the-art data conversion and signal processing products that were previously only available as commercial or military Class B products. Through our Space Products Group and MIL-PRF-38535 certified Level V (Class S) facility, we are pleased to offer these products to the space marketplace.
|Leading Inside Advertorials: Applying Instrumentation Amplifiers EffectivelyThe Importance of an Input Ground Return (pdf, 121 kB)||Overview|
|RAQs index||Rarely Asked Questions||HTML|
|Glossary of EE Terms||Glossary||HTML|
Symbols and Footprints— Analog Devices offers Symbols & Footprints which are compatible with a large set of today’s CAD systems for broader and easier support.
The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Analog Devices, Inc. sales office or authorized distributor. Pricing displayed for Evaluation Boards and Kits is based on 1-piece pricing.