• on Miscellaneous Electronics
  • Published in issue 7/2004 on page 0
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Programmable Gain Amplifier

The gain of an operational amplifier is usually set using two external resistors. If you wish to have adjustable gain, you can use a digitally controlled multiplexer to select several different gain-setting resistors.Such an arrangement using several ICs can now be replaced by the Linear Technology LTC 6910 single amplifier or LTC 6911 dual amplifier. These ICs incorporate all of the gain-setting components and can be programmed to eight different gain settings using three digital control inputs. The amplifier is always configured in the inverting mode and features rail-to-rail input and output.
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