A sample and hold amplifier (SHA) is a type of integrated circuit that is used to temporarily store an input signal and hold it at a constant level for a certain period of time. The HA1-5320-5 is a specific model of SHA that was produced by the Harris Corporation, a now-defunct American semiconductor company.
SHA circuits are commonly used in electronic circuits to sample an input signal and hold it steady, allowing other circuits to process the signal without interference from changes in the input signal. For example, an SHA might be used to sample an analog signal and hold it steady while it is being converted to a digital signal by an analog-to-digital converter (ADC).
This allows the ADC to accurately measure the value of the input signal at a specific point in time, without the signal changing during the measurement process. The HA1-5320-5 is a monolithic integrated circuit that includes both the SHA and a high-speed operational amplifier (op-amp).
It is designed to operate over a wide range of temperatures and supply voltages, and has a fast acquisition time and low power consumption. The circuit is packaged in a 14-pin dual in-line package (DIP) and is suitable for use in a wide range of electronic circuits and systems.