differential amplifier

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differential amplifier

An amplifier used to increase the difference between two signals, one of which is usually a reference.
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Analog Devices is the pioneer of the differential amplifier architecture, having introduced the breakthrough AD8138 diff amp in 1999," said Jim Doscher, product line director, High-Speed Linear Products, Analog Devices.
Designed on ADI's XFCB-3(TM) SiGe process technology, new AD8352 diff amp drives 12- to 16-bit ADCs used in advanced wireless infrastructure applications.
The AD8352 diff amp is sampling now with production quantities available in January 2006.