A novel COA-based electronically adjustable current-mode instrumentation amplifier topology
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KünyeSafari, L., Minaei, S. (2017). A novel COA-based electronically adjustable current-mode instrumentation amplifier topology. International Journal of Electronics and Communications, 82, 285-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeue.2017.08.051
In this paper a new topology for implementing Current-Mode Instrumentation Amplifiers (CMIA) is presented. The proposed CMIA is based on two single input-multiple output (SI-MO) current operational amplifiers (COAs) as basic building blocks and 2 resistors. To electronically control the differential mode gain, a transistor operating in triode region is used which acts as a variable resistor. The significant feature of the proposed CMIA is that the active building blocks operate in closed loop configuration. Therefore it exhibits numerous remarkable features such as improved frequency performance, low THD and very low input impedance. In addition, it has fully differential output which reduces the output noise and increases its application. The proposed CMIA is analyzed and simulated with SPICE program using parameters of 0.18 mu m CMOS technology and supply voltage of +/- 0.9 V.