What is the input impedance/resistance of TDA7293


2016-01-03 5:13 am
Hi all,
The datasheet for the TDA7293 says its input resistance is minimum 100k, typical and maximum are not listed. Here's a link: http://www.st.com/web/en/resource/technical/document/datasheet/CD00001887.pdf It looks like the positive, non-inverting input goes right into an op-amp on the chip. Should the typical input impedance be several megaohms or so? I was needing to make an amp with a high input impedance about 1 meg ohms and was hoping this would be a good choice.


2010-08-24 9:16 am
Read input bias current

To understand the input of the amp look at the input bias current; this is 0.3uA typical 1uA maximum on the datasheet. This indicates a bipolar (as opposed to FET) input. The input bias current runs through the input ground resistor, which on the datasheet 'typical' circuit is 22k. This will produce an input offset of -6mV to -22mV (the bias current has to flow through the 22k resistor. If you tried to increase the impedance to 1M the offset would become -0.3V-1V so increasing the value is NOT a good idea.
As per other suggestion, if you need high impedance add a buffer based on a FET op-amp.
if one places the SAME resistance value on the -IN and +IN pins, then the two input offsets due to input bias current cancel.
The result is zero output offset.
If one replaces one of the input bias resistors with a variable resistor then one ends up with a variable output offset.

It's errors in chip manufacture and bias resistors that give output offsets. These can be minimised by good component selection and using a good topology.
Last edited: