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Analog Devices AD8436A and AD8436J RMS-to-DC converter

Analog Devices Inc. unveiled an integrated true RMS-to-DC converter that offers a 100 µV to 3 V of usable dynamic range and the ability to measure extremely low signal levels with high accuracy and no drop in settling time.

The AD8436 precision monolithic true RMS-to-DC converter features AC conversion accuracy to better than ± 0.5 percent. Uniform settling for widely variant input values enables consistent conversion rates with results displayed promptly for near-zero and high-level AC inputs. The AD8436 is immune to temperature, crest factor and supply voltage variations. Zero DC offset voltages at the converter output simplify calibration. This performance is packed into a compact 4 mm x 4 mm package integrated with a FET input and precision DC buffer amplifiers and consumes 300 µA of power.

The AD8436 is suitable for remote, portable battery-powered instrumentation, energy and automotive applications where limited board space and outdoor environments are considerations.


Key highlights :

  • Instantly computes true RMS value
    • Fast and constant settling time at all input levels
    • Wide usable dynamic range: 100 µV RMS to 3 VRMS (8.5 V p-p) full-scale
    • Input frequency range: 65 kHz for additional 1 percent error
    • Low power: 300 µA typical at ±2.4 V
    • Accuracy: ±10 µV ± 0.5 percent of reading max
  • System-on-a-chip includes FET input buffer with precision gain setting resistors, output buffer
  • Supply range:
    • Dual: +/-2.4 V to +/-18 V
    • Single: 4.8 V to 36 V

Pricing : The AD8436A with a -40°C to 125°C temperature range is priced at $4.95 each, while the AD8436J with a 0°C to 70°C temperature range is priced at $2.95 in 1k unit quantities. Both are available in a 20-lead LFCSP 4mm x 4mm package.

Availability : Full volume production.

Datasheet : Click here.

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