Micropower, Zero Drift, True Rail-to-Rail Instrumentation Amplifier

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AD8237 wins 2012 Hot 100 Award from EDN!

Product Details

The AD8237 is a micropower, zero drift, rail-to-rail input and output instrumentation amplifier. The relative match of two resistors sets any gain from 1 to 1000. The AD8237 has excellent gain accuracy performance that can be preserved at any gain with two ratio-matched resistors.

The AD8237 employs the indirect current feedback architecture to achieve a true rail-to-rail capability. Unlike conventional in-amps, the AD8237 can fully amplify signals with common-mode voltage at or even slightly beyond its supplies. This enables applications with high common-mode voltages to use smaller supplies and save power.

The AD8237 is an excellent choice for portable systems. With a minimum supply voltage of 1.8 V, a 115 μA typical supply current, and wide input range, the AD8237 makes full use of a limited power budget, yet offers bandwidth and drift performance suitable for bench-top systems.


  • Bridge amplification
  • Pressure measurement
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Thermocouple interface
  • Portable systems
  • Current measurement

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Product Details

The EVAL-INAMP-ICF-RMZ offers users the option of evaluating the AD8237 or the AD8420 indirect current feedback (ICF) instrumentation amplifiers individually or connected to adjacent boards in an application. This evaluation board ships with both instrumentation amplifiers in surface-mount MSOP packages.


Reference Quick Start section of user guide UG-513 to get started.

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Diamond Plot Tool – BETA

The Diamond Plot Tool is a web application that generates a configuration-specific Output Voltage Range vs. Input Common-Mode Voltage graph, also known as the Diamond Plot, for Analog Devices Instrumentation Amplifiers. Based on user inputs such as supply voltage, gain, and input signal range, the tool detects saturation and recommends in-amps for which the input signal is in-range and the configuration is valid. Avoid saturation, find the best in-amp for your design, and save time.


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