SBOS947A July 2019 – June 2020 TLV2186
Zero-drift amplifiers such as the TLV2186 use a switching architecture on the inputs to correct for the intrinsic offset and drift of the amplifier. Charge injection from the integrated switches on the inputs can introduce short transients in the input bias current of the amplifier. The extremely short duration of these pulses prevents the pulses from amplifying, however the pulses may be coupled to the output of the amplifier through the feedback network. The most effective method to prevent transients in the input bias current from producing additional noise at the amplifier output is to use a low-pass filter, such as an RC network.