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Poor CMRR Results with AD620

Question asked by ByronS on Mar 12, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 16, 2014 by KJBob

I've been working for a while with the AD620 for a differential audio application. One test I'm using to determine how effective the circuit is at rejecting common mode noise is to directly couple my signal generator to both inputs of the AD620. I'm feeding a 500 mVRMS 1 KHz signal into both inputs and listening/measuring the output of the AD620 to see if it's attenuating it as much as expected. Unfortunately I can easily hear the 1 KHz tone in my audio path.

 

I realize the datasheet spec's for CMRR are based on DC to 60 Hz, but based on Fig 14 of the datasheet, I should still be able to achieve 80 dB of attenuation at 1 KHz. So far I'm not getting anywhere near that. The circuit I'm using looks like this. I've tried stripping out C64 and C65 and it helps, but the result is still nowhere near -80dB. I'm the one that layed out the PCB, and I'm pretty confident (although not positive) in the grounding that's being provided since I know that can be a factor.

 

Any insight would be appreciated.

 

AD620 Circuit.JPG

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