differential amplifier

(redirected from Difference amplifier)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

differential amplifier

An amplifier used to increase the difference between two signals, one of which is usually a reference.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The AD8205 is a high-performance, single-supply difference amplifier with a wide input common mode voltage (CMV) operational range of-2V to 65V, which allows the chip to measure small differential voltages--such as across a shunt resistor--in the presence of high voltages (large CMV).
In-amp and difference amplifier applications circuits
The book covers 13 new in-amp and difference amplifier products, including the AD8250 and AD8251 digitally-programmable in-amps.
The AD8205 is a high-performance, single-supply difference amplifier with a wide input common mode voltage (CMV) operational range of -2 V to 65 V, which allows the chip to measure small differential voltages--such as across a shunt resistor--in the presence of high voltages (large CMV).
The device has higher input impedance than any other difference amplifier on the market which is extremely useful in minimizing leakage current drawn from the source or sensor.
Burr-Brown Corporation (NASDAQ:BBRC) today announced the INA145 and INA146, a pair of programmable-gain difference amplifiers designed for low-cost applications in industrial process control, test and measurement, medical diagnostic instrumentation, telecom, data acquisition, and signal transmission.
The difference amplifier is a highly versatile sub-circuit commonly used in instrumentation amplifiers, precision inverters, and summing amplifiers.
23, 1999--Burr-Brown Corporation (NASDAQ:BBRC) today announced the INA154 and INA157, a pair of low cost, high speed difference amplifiers optimized for industrial process control, test and measurement, analytical and medical diagnostic instruments, and data acquisition systems.
The difference amplifier is a simplified version of an instrumentation amplifier.
This webcast will explain when to use and how to select the following types of amplifiers and drivers to maximize circuit performance: difference amplifiers, instrumentation amplifiers, logarithmic amplifiers, ADC drivers and other specialized amplifiers.