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Instrumentation Amplifier Gain Adjustment

I have an existing circuit for which I need to modify the front-end gain. The gain is provided by an LT1101, which is a common instrumentation amplifier. This part is normally used with one of its two fixed gain settings (10x, 100x). As commonly happens, I need to find a way to resolve an issue without making major changes to a circuit. The designers of the LT1101 provided you a way to modify the amplifiers gain by adding two resistors to the circuit. Figure 1 shows the modified circuit, with the added resistors marked with red ovals and labeled Rx. Continue reading

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