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INA125 Incorrect SPICE Model

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  1. beedees

    beedees

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    Hi everybody!

    I'm simulating a circuit with INA125 that is an Instrumentation Amplifier with Precision Voltage Reference. I'm using it with 5V single supply, so V+=5V and V-=0V. I've noticed that if input differential voltages are negative the INA amplifies the signal and if input differential voltages are positive it doesn't amplify. It's a strange behavior! If should be the other way!

    I'm using the PSPICE Model provided by Texas Instruments and according to me there is something in the model that is wrong.

    I tried to simulate INA125 with a simple circuit too but the result is the same.

    According to me a possible error in SPICE Model could be the output (21) of the A1_125 SUB-CIRCUIT and the output (5) of the A2_125 SUB-CIRCUIT.

    What do you think about? Have you ever tried to simulate this component? What is your result?

    Maybe I was mistaken posting this thread here, if so I'm sorry. But I didn't find a best section.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    What exactly do you mean by this?
    IS this Vin+ - Vin- > 0 and Vin+ - Vin- < 0?
    What are the absolute values of Vin+ and Vin-? Are they within the common mode range of the INA?

    Also note that the datasheet specifies that it is possible to operate the INA125 from a single supply, but it is designed to be used preferentially with a dual supply since its outputs are not truly rail-to-rail. Try to simulate with a dual supply and compare the result to the single supply simulation.
     
  3. beedees

    beedees

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    Yes, I meant this.

    The absolute values are 1.7V and then above the limit reported in the datasheet.

    I have already done this simulation but the result was the same. For this reason I think the model is wrong. It's a strange behavior, right?
    Surfing the internet I found this. Look at the last post. I think it's the same problem, isn't it?
     
  4. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    Looks like you're right. Have you tried TINA as suggested in the link?
     
  5. beedees

    beedees

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    Yes, I have tried and but it works at the same manner. Unfortunately there isn't the possibility to report this problem to Texas Instruments. I would like to resolve this issue and help others who might waste time like me! :D
     
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