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August 20, 2012 - Intended for signal and sensor conditioning, AD8237 comes in 8-lead MSOP and is rated for -40 to +125°C operation. Input offset drift is less than 0.3 µV/ºC, and input signal range extends 300 mV beyond supply rails. Measurement precision is bolstered by 0.005% max gain error, 0.5 ppm/°C drift, and 114 dB CMRR, while quiescent supply current just over 100 µA lends to energy efficiency. Operation is via one 1.8-5.5 V supply, and gain (1-1,000) is set by ratio of 2 external resistors.

Original Press Release

Instrumentation Amplifier from Analog Devices Combines Power Efficiency, Zero-Drift Accuracy and Value for Portable Medical, Instrumentation and Consumer Devices

Press release date: August 14, 2012

NORWOOD, Mass.--Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced today the AD8237 micro-power, zero-drift precision instrumentation amplifier, offering a power-efficient solution for precision signal and sensor conditioning at a competitive price. The AD8237 features a low input offset drift (< 0.3µv/ºc)="" and="" an="" industry="" leading="" input="" signal="" range="" that="" extends="" 300="" mv="" beyond="" the="" supply="" rails.="" combined="" with="" a="" maximum="" gain="" error="" and="" drift="" of="" 0.005%="" and="" 0.5="" ppm/°c="" respectively,="" and="" cmrr="" (common-mode="" rejection="" ratio)="" of="" 114="" db,="" the="" device="" offers="" an="" unmatched="" level="" of="" precision="" measurement,="" even="" at="" low="" gain.="" with="" a="" low="" quiescent="" supply="" current="" of="" just="" over="" 100="" µa,="" the="" amplifier="" is="" well="" suited="" for="" signal="" conditioning="" bridge,="" temperature="" and="" other="" similar="" sensors="" used="" in="" low-power="" designs.="" target="" applications="" for="" the="" ad8237="" include="" portable="" and="" battery-powered="" healthcare,="" consumer="" and="" precision="" instrumentation="" equipment="" such="" as="" infusion="" pumps,="" mobile="" blood="" pressure="" monitors,="" 4-="" to="" 20-ma="" sensors,="" gaming="" peripherals="" and="" consumer="" weigh="">

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The AD8237 operates off a single supply voltage of 1.8 V to 5.5 V and ships in a compact MSOP-8 package. The gain (1 to 1000) is set by the ratio of two external resistors, which combined with industry leading gain error performance, provides superior gain accuracy over temperature.

AD8237 Micro-power, Zero-Drift Instrumentation Amplifier Key Features: · Gain Range: 1 to 1000 · CMRR: 114 dB · DC Precision - Input offset voltage: 75 µV - Offset drift: 0.3 µV/°C · Supply Current: 115 µA · Supply Range: 1.8V to 5.5V · Bandwidth (G=100): 10 kHz · Gain Error: 0.005% · Gain Drift: 0.5ppm/°C · Input Voltage Noise: 1.5 uVp-p

Availability, Pricing and Complementary Components

Product      Sample            Temperature         Price Each Per      Packaging
             Availability      Range               1,000
AD8237       Now               -40°C to 125°C      $0.93               8-lead MSOP
The AD8237 operates well in a system with a variety of SAR A/D converters such as the AD7988-1 ultralow power 16-bit SAR converter.

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