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AM460 - Industrial Amplifier and Voltage-to-Current Converter IC

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Package variants of the V/I-converter and voltage amplifier IC AM460
AM460 is an amplifier and voltage-to-current converter IC especially for industrial applications. It is suitable for single-ended input voltages and generates both a voltage and a current output signal. Its modular design, integrated voltage and current source as well as its protection functions allow a multitude of applications.


  • Sensor signal-conditioner
  • Current-loop transmitter
  • Front and back end IC for µC
  • Protected output stage
  • Industrial network driver
  • Industrial process control

Short Specifications

Supply Voltage (VCC)

6 .. 35 V (typ. 24 V)

Input voltage range

0 .. VCC-5 V (single-ended)

Analog output

e.g. 0 .. 5/10 V and 0 .. 20 mA (three-wire) or 4 .. 20 mA (two-wire)

Reference voltage source

5 / 10 V (max. 10 mA)

Current source

0 .. 10 mA, adjustable

Temperature range

-40 °C .. 85 °C

Protected against:

Short circuit, reverse polarity, overvoltage

Package / Delivery forms

SO16(n), on DIL16-adapter, sawn 6″ wafer on blue foil