Go beyond the “Rails”!

January 04, 2016 // By Julien Happich
This month Maxim Integrated is giving away 10 of its new break-through “Beyond-the-Rails™” precision, low-noise, low-drift, MAX44267 dual operational amplifier evaluation kits, worth approximately 50 USD each.

The kit showcases the MAX44267, a precision, low-noise, low-drift dual operational amplifier that offers true-zero output which allows the output to cross zero, maximizing the dynamic range of an ADC and increasing resolution.

In addition, the input common-mode range extends from +13.5V down to -12V. Delivered in a 14-pin TSSOP package, the MAX44267 integrates charge-pump circuitry that generates the negative voltage rail in conjunction with external capacitors. This allows the amplifier to operate from a single +4.5V to +15V power supply, but it is as effective as a normal dual-rail ±4.5V to ±15V amplifier.

Easy to set up and run, the MAX44267 evaluation kit will save you space and cost by eliminating the need for isolating a negative supply rail. The EV kit circuit is preconfigured as non-inverting amplifiers, but can be adapted to other topologies by changing a few components. It can be connected directly to bipolar input sensors and is well suited for Programmable Logic Controller front ends.

More information at www.maximintegrated.com

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And last month's winners are...

In our previous reader offer, Microsemi was giving away two SmartFusion2 dual-axis motor control starter kits , worth $599 each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.

Lucky winners Mr M. Beirinckx from Belgium, and Mr S. Axmann from Germany should be receiving their packages soon. Let's wish them some interesting findings with their projects.