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AD522:  High Accuracy Data Acquisition Instrumentation Amplifier

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The AD522 is a precision IC instrumentation amplifier designed for data acquisition applications requiring high accuracy under worst-case operating conditions. An outstanding combination of high linearity, high common mode rejection, low voltage drift, and low noise makes the AD522 suitable for use in many 12-bit data acquisition systems.

An instrumentation amplifier is usually employed as a bridge amplifier for resistance transducers (thermistors, strain gages, etc.) found in process control, instrumentation, data processing, and medical testing. The operating environment is frequently characterized by low signal-to-noise levels, fluctuating temperatures , unbalanced input impedances, and remote location which hinders recalibration.


  • Low Drift: 2.0µV/° C (AD522B)
  • Low Nonlinearity: 0.005% (G = 100)
  • High CMRR: >110dB (G = 1000)
  • Low Noise: 1.5µV p-p (0.1 to 100Hz)
  • Low Initial VOS: 100µV (AD522B)
  • Single-Resistor Gain Programmable:
  • Output Reference and Sense Terminals
  • Data Guard for Improving ac CMR
  • Internally Compensated
  • No External Components except
    Gain Resistor
  • Active Trimmed Offset, Gain, and CMR

Functional Block Diagram for AD522

AD522 Diagram
Functional Block Diagram for AD522


Title Content Type File Type
AD522: High Accuracy Data Acquisition Instrumentation Amplifier Data Sheet (Rev A, 09/2002) (pdf, 449 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AN-244: A User's Guide to I.C. Instrumentation Amplifiers  (pdf, 522 kB) Application Notes PDF
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.
Application Notes PDF
AN-671: Reducing RFI Rectification Errors in In-Amp Circuits  (pdf, 208 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-349: Keys to Longer Life for CMOS  (pdf, 89 kB)
Here's How CMOS Can be Protected Against Abuse
Application Notes PDF
A Designer's Guide to Instrumentation Amplifiers (3rd Edition) Design Handbooks HTML
ADI Warns Against Misuse of COTS Integrated Circuits  (pdf, 13 kB)
(Revised 1/03)
Invites Customer Participation in Creative Mil/Aero System Solutions
Recommended Reading PDF
Auto-Zero Amplifiers  (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.
Technical Articles DOC
High-performance Adder Uses Instrumentation Amplifiers
Make an adder circuit using instrumentation amplifiers to increase input impedance.
(EDN, 9/3/2009)
Technical Articles HTML
Input Filter Prevents Instrumentation-amp RF-Rectification Errors
by Charles Kitchin, Lew Counts, and Moshe Gerstenhaber, Analog Devices, Inc. (EDN, 11/13/2003)
Technical Articles HTML
The AD8221 - Setting a New Industry Standard for Instrumentation Amplifiers  (pdf, 582 kB) Technical Articles PDF
Applying Instrumentation Amplifiers Effectively: The Importance of an Input Ground Return  (pdf, 508 kB) Technical Documentation PDF
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.
Aerospace Information PDF
Technology Overview Overview HTML
Leading Inside Advertorials: Applying Instrumentation Amplifiers Effectively–The Importance of an Input Ground Return  (pdf, 121 kB) Overview PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

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