Wide Supply Range, Micropower, Rail-to-Rail Instrumentation Amplifier
The AD8420 is a low cost, micropower, wide supply range, instrumentation amplifier with a rail-to-rail output and a novel architecture that allows for extremely flexible design. It is optimized to amplify small differential voltages in the presence of large common-mode signals.
The AD8420 is based on an indirect current feedback architecture that gives it an excellent input common-mode range. Unlike conventional instrumentation amplifiers, the AD8420 can easily amplify signals at or even slightly below ground without requiring dual supplies. The AD8420 has rail-to-rail output, and the output voltage swing is completely independent of the input common-mode voltage.
Single-supply operation, micropower current consumption, and rail-to-rail output swing make the AD8420 ideal for battery-powered applications. Its rail-to-rail output stage maximizes dynamic range when operating from low supply voltages. Dual-supply operation (±15 V) and low power consumption make the AD8420 ideal for a wide variety of applications in medical or industrial instrumentation.
The AD8420 is available in an 8-lead MSOP package. Performance is specified over the full temperature range of −40°C to +85°C, and the part is operational from −40°C to +125°C
- Bridge amplifiers
- Pressure Measurement
- Medical instrumentation
- Portable data acquisition
- Multichannel systems
This product has been released to the market. The data sheet contains all final specifications and operating conditions. For new designs, ADI recommends utilization of these products.
Reference Quick Start section of user guide UG-513 to get started.
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.
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