Low Power, Wide Supply Range, Low Cost Unity-Gain Difference Amplifiers
The AD8276/AD8277 are general-purpose, unity-gain difference amplifiers intended for precision signal conditioning in power critical applications that require both high performance and low power. They provide exceptional common-mode rejection ratio (86 dB) and high bandwidth while amplifying signals well beyond the supply rails. The on-chip resistors are laser-trimmed for excellent gain accuracy and high CMRR. They also have extremely low gain drift vs. temperature.
The common-mode range of the amplifiers extends to almost double the supply voltage, making these amplifiers ideal for single-supply applications that require a high common-mode voltage range. The internal resistors and ESD circuitry at the inputs also provide overvoltage protection to the op amps.
The AD8276/AD8277 are unity-gain stable. While they are optimized for use as difference amplifiers, they can also be connected in high precision, single-ended configurations with G = −1, +1, +2. The AD8276/AD8277 provide an integrated precision solution that has smaller size, lower cost, and better performance than a discrete alternative.
The AD8276/AD8277 operate on single supplies (2.0 V to 36 V) or dual supplies (±2 V to ±18 V). The maximum quiescent supply current is 200 μA per channel, which is ideal for battery-operated and portable systems.
The AD8276 is available in the space-saving 8-lead MSOP and SOIC packages, and the AD8277 is offered in a 14-lead SOIC package. Both are specified for performance over the industrial temperature range of −40°C to +85°C and are fully RoHS compliant.
- Voltage measurement and monitoring
- Current measurement and monitoring
- Differential output instrumentation amplifier
- Portable, battery-powered equipment
- Test and measurement
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.
The design of this board emphasizes simplicity and ease of use. This board comes with a ready assortment of connection options (BNC and RCA connectors), and many configurations are set by jumpers.
The AD8273, AD8277, AD8279 data sheets, available at www.analog.com, cover the details of the device’s operation. Using these data sheets for reference will help designers in their end application. The data sheets are helpful for understanding the operation of the AD8273/AD8277/AD8279 evaluation board, especially during the initial configuration and when powering up for the first time.
Difference Amplifier Forms Heart of Precision Current Source
(Analog Dialogue, Volume 43, Number 4, 2009)
Low-Power, Unity-Gain Difference Amplifier Implements Low-Cost Current Source
(Volume 45 – May 2011)
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