Features and Benefits
- Low power
- 40 μA maximum supply current
- 6 nA shutdown current
- Low input currents
- 50 pA input bias current
- 25 pA input offset current
- High Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
- 110 dB CMRR , G = 100
- Space saving
- WLCSP package
- Zero input crossover distortion
- Rail-to-rail input and output
- Gain set with single resistor (G = 5 to 200)
- AD8236: μSOIC package version of AD8235
The AD8235 is the smallest and lowest power instrumentation amplifier in the industry. It is available in a 1.5 mm × 2.2 mm wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP). The AD8235 draws a maximum quiescent current of 40 μA. In addition, it draws a maximum 500 nA of current during shutdown mode, making it an excellent instrumentation amplifier for battery powered, portable applications.
The AD8235 can operate on supply voltages as low as 1.8 V. The input stage allows for wide rail-to-rail input voltage range without the crossover distortion, common in other designs. The rail-torail output enables easy interfacing to ADCs.
The AD8235 is an excellent choice for signal conditioning. Its low input bias current of 50 pA and high CMRR of 110 dB (G = 100) offer tremendous value for its size and low power. It is specified over the extended industrial temperature range of −40°C to 125°C.
- Medical instrumentation
- Low-side current sense
- Portable electronics
Markets & Technology
- Industrial Automation Technology (IAT)
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.
Tools & Simulations
LTspice® is a powerful, fast and free simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of analog circuits.
Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:
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.
ADI has always placed the highest emphasis on delivering products that meet the maximum levels of quality and reliability. We achieve this by incorporating quality and reliability checks in every scope of product and process design, and in the manufacturing process as well. "Zero defects" for shipped products is always our goal.
Sample & Buy
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