SBOS893C August   2018  – July 2019 INA821

PRODUCTION DATA.  

  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      INA821 Simplified Internal Schematic
      2.      Typical Distribution of Input Stage Offset Voltage Drift
  4. Revision History
  5. Device Comparison Table
  6. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
  7. Specifications
    1. 7.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 7.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 7.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 7.4 Thermal Information
    5. 7.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 7.6 Typical Characteristics: Table of Graphs
    7. 7.7 Typical Characteristics
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1 Setting the Gain
        1. 8.3.1.1 Gain Drift
      2. 8.3.2 EMI Rejection
      3. 8.3.3 Input Common-Mode Range
      4. 8.3.4 Input Protection
      5. 8.3.5 Operating Voltage
      6. 8.3.6 Error Sources
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
      1. 9.1.1 Reference Pin
      2. 9.1.2 Input Bias Current Return Path
    2. 9.2 Typical Application
      1. 9.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 9.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
      3. 9.2.3 Application Curves
    3. 9.3 Other Application Examples
      1. 9.3.1 Resistance Temperature Detector Interface
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Device Support
      1. 12.1.1 Development Support
    2. 12.2 Documentation Support
      1. 12.2.1 Related Documentation
    3. 12.3 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    4. 12.4 Community Resources
    5. 12.5 Trademarks
    6. 12.6 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    7. 12.7 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Input Bias Current Return Path

The input impedance of the INA821 is extremely high (approximately 100 GΩ.) However, a path must be provided for the input bias current of both inputs. This input bias current is typically 150 pA. High input impedance means that this input bias current changes little with varying input voltage.

For proper operation, Input circuitry must provide a path for this input bias current. Figure 68 shows various provisions for an input bias current path. Without a bias current path, the inputs float to a potential that exceeds the common-mode range of the INA821 and the input amplifiers saturate. If the differential source resistance is low, the bias current return path connects to one input (as shown in the thermocouple example in Figure 68). With a higher source impedance, using two equal resistors provides a balanced input with possible advantages of a lower input offset voltage as a result of bias current and better high-frequency common-mode rejection.

INA821 ai_in_cm_path_bos770.gifFigure 68. Providing an Input Common-Mode Current Path