Features and Benefits
- Small package: 10-lead MSOP
- Programmable gains: 1, 2, 5, 10
- Digital or pin-programmable gain setting
- Wide supply: ±5 V to ±15 V
- Excellent dc performance
High CMRR 98 dB (min), G = 10
Low gain drift: 10 ppm/°C (max)
Low offset drift: 1.7 μV/°C (max), G = 10
- Excellent ac performance
Fast settling time: 615 ns to 0.001% (max)
High slew rate: 20 V/μs (min)
Low distortion: −110 dB THD at 1 kHz
High CMRR over frequency: 80 dB to 50 kHz (min)
Low noise: 18 nV/√Hz, G = 10 (max) Low power: 4 mA
The AD8250 is an instrumentation amplifier with digitally programmable gains that has GΩ input impedance, low output noise, and low distortion making it suitable for interfacing with sensors and driving high sample rate analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). It has a high bandwidth of 10 MHz, low THD of −110 dB and fast settling time of 615 ns (maximum) to 0.001%. Offset drift and gain drift are guaranteed to 1.7 μV/°C and 10 ppm/°C, respectively, for G = 10. In addition to its wide input common voltage range, it boasts a high common-mode rejection of 80 dB at G = 1 from dc to 50 kHz. The combination of precision dc performance coupled with high speed capabilities makes the AD8250 an excellent candidate for data acquisition. Furthermore, this monolithic solution simplifies design and manufacturing and boosts performance of instrumentation by maintaining a tight match of internal resistors and amplifiers.
The AD8250 user interface consists of a parallel port that allows users to set the gain in one of two ways (see Figure 1). A 2-bit word sent via a bus can be latched using the WR input. An alternative is to use the transparent gain mode where the state of the logic levels at the gain port determines the gain.
The AD8250 is available in a 10-lead MSOP package and is specified over the −40°C to +85°C temperature range, making it an excellent solution for applications where size and packing density are important considerations.
Product Lifecycle Production
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (1)
The AD8250-EVALZ board includes on-board gain setting switches to quickly demonstrate the AD8250’s software gain programmability. In addition, an external logic generator can be connected to the AD8250-EVALZ SMA ports to test the PGIA’s gain control. See the AD8250-EVALZ data sheet for complete insruction.
See AD8250 data sheet for specifications available on-line.
Tools & Simulations
In-Amp Diamond Plot Tool
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.
ADIsimPE, which is powered by SIMetrix/SIMPLIS, is a circuit simulation suite optimized for the design and development of analog and mixed signal circuits. SIMetrix mode is ideal for the simulation of general non-switching circuits. It provides full Pspice compatibility for use with industry-standard SPICE models. SIMPLIS (SIMulation Piecewise-Linear System) mode simulates the operation of switching circuits with vastly improved robustness, speed, and accuracy compared to standard SPICE. It is particularly useful for switching power supply, PLLs, and ADC/DAC applications.
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Sample & Buy
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