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PGA/VGA PGA Number of channels (#) 1 BW @ Acl (MHz) 6 Vs (Max) (V) 36 Vs (Min) (V) 10 Acl, min spec gain (V/V) 0.125 Gain (Max) (dB) 42 Slew rate (Typ) (V/us) 1 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 open-in-new Find other Programmable & variable gain amplifiers (PGA/VGA)

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TSSOP (PW) 16 22 mm² 5 x 4.4 open-in-new Find other Programmable & variable gain amplifiers (PGA/VGA)

Features

  • Wide Input Range: ±15.5 V at ±18 V Supply
  • Binary Gain Steps: 128 V/V to 1/8 V/V
  • Additional Scaling Factor: 1 V/V and 1 3/8 V/V
  • Low Offset Voltage: 5 µV at G = 128
  • Near-Zero Long-Term Drift of Offset Voltage
  • Near-Zero Gain Drift: 0.5 ppm/°C
  • Excellent Linearity: 1.5 ppm
  • Excellent CMRR: 140 dB
  • High Input Impedance
  • Very Low 1/f Noise
  • Differential Signal Output
  • Overload Detection
  • TSSOP-16 Package
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Description

The PGA281 is a high-precision instrumentation amplifier with a digitally-controllable gain and signal-integrity test capability. This device uses proprietary autozeroing techniques to offer low offset voltage, near-zero offset and gain drift, excellent linearity, and nearly no 1/f noise.

The PGA281 is optimized to provide an excellent common-mode rejection of greater than 110 dB (G = 1) over a wide frequency range. Superior common-mode and supply rejection supports high-resolution, precise measurement. The 36-V supply capability and wide, high-impedance input range comply with requirements for universal signal measurement.

The PGA281 offers multiple internal gain options from ⅛ V/V (attenuation) to 176 V/V, making this a universal, high-performance, analog front-end suitable for a wide variety of applications. The fully differential, rail-to-rail output is designed to easily interface a wide range of input signals to the low-voltage domain of high-resolution analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).

The PGA281 is available in a TSSOP-16 package and is specified over a temperature range of –40°C to +105°C.

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* Datasheet Precision, Zero-Drift, High-Voltage, Programmable Gain Instrumentation Amplifier datasheet (Rev. A) Jun. 21, 2013
Application note Precision signal conditioning for safety-enabled AIMs in factory automation Sep. 30, 2019
Selection guide TI Components for Aerospace and Defense Guide (Rev. E) Mar. 22, 2017
Technical articles What you need to know about CMRR – Instrumentation amplifier topologies (Part 3) Nov. 06, 2013
Technical articles A closer look at special function amplifiers Aug. 15, 2013
User guide PGA281EVM User's Guide May 13, 2013

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The PGA281EVM provides basic functional evaluation of the PGA281, a high-precision instrumentation amplifier with pin-programmable gain, attenuation, and error detection.

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  • Onboard power management circuitry generates all required power-supply rails from one split-supply input
  • DIP switch allows easy setting of pin-programmable gain
  • Error flag LED provides visual feedback of any detected error condition
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