Digitally Programmable Sensor Signal Amplifier
The AD8557 is a zero drift, Sensor signal Amplifier with digitally programmable gain and output offset. Designed to easily and accurately convert variable Pressure Sensor and strain bridge outputs to a well defined output voltage range, the AD8557 accurately amplifies many other differential or single-ended Sensor outputs. The AD8557 uses the ADI-patented low noise auto-zero and DigiTrim technologies to create an accurate and flexible signal processing solution in a compact footprint.
Gain is digitally programmable in a wide range from 28 to 1300 through a serial data Interface Gain adjustment CAN be fully simulated in circuit and then permanently programmed with reliable polyfuse technology. Output offset voltage is also digitally programmable and is ratiometric to the supply voltage.
In addition to extremely low input offset voltage and input offset voltage drift and very high dc and ac CMRR, the AD8557 also includes a pull-up current source at the input pins and a pull-down current source at the VCLAMP pin. Output clamping set via an external reference voltage allows the AD8557 to drive lower voltage ADCs safely and accurately.
When used in conjunction with an ADC referenced to the same supply, the system accuracy becomes immune to normal supply voltage variations. Output offset voltage CAN be adjusted with a resolution of better than 0.4% of the difference between VDD and VSS. A lockout trim after gain and offset adjustment further ensures field reliability.
The AD8557 is fully specified from 40C to +125C. Operating from single-supply voltages of 2.7 V to 5.5 V, the AD8557 is offered in an 8-lead SOIC_N, and a 4 mm 4 mm, 16-lead LFCSP_VQ.
Applications Automotive Sensors Pressure and position Sensors Precision current sensing Thermocouple Amplifiers Industrial weigh scales Strain gages
Data Sheet, Rev. 0, 7/07
By Analog Devices, Inc.
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