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Metrology and Measurement Systems

The Journal of Committee on Metrology and Scientific Instrumentation of Polish Academy of Sciences

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Volume 24, Issue 1


Programmable Input Mode Instrumentation Amplifier Using Multiple Output Current Conveyors

Bogdan Pankiewicz
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  • Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics, G. Narutowicza 11/12, 8-233 Gdańsk, Poland
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Published Online: 2017-03-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mms-2017-0017


In this paper a programmable input mode instrumentation amplifier (IA) utilising second generation, multiple output current conveyors and transmission gates is presented. Its main advantage is the ability to choose a voltage or current mode of inputs by setting the voltage of two configuration nodes. The presented IA is prepared as an integrated circuit block to be used alone or as a sub-block in a microcontroller or in a field programmable gate array (FPGA), which shall condition analogue signals to be next converted by an analogue-to-digital converter (ADC). IA is designed in AMS 0.35 µm CMOS technology and the power supply is 3.3 V; the power consumption is approximately 9.1 mW. A linear input range in the voltage mode reaches ± 1.68 V or ± 250 µA in current mode. A passband of the IA is above 11 MHz. The amplifier works in class A, so its current supply is almost constant and does not cause noise disturbing nearby working precision analogue circuits.

Keywords: instrumentation amplifier; current conveyor; programmable analogue circuit


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Received: 2016-11-16

Accepted: 2016-12-30

Published Online: 2017-03-20

Published in Print: 2017-03-01

Citation Information: Metrology and Measurement Systems, Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 79–89, ISSN (Online) 2300-1941, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mms-2017-0017.

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