Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Operational Amplifiers

An Operational amplifier ("op-amp") is a DC-coupled high-gain electronic voltage amplifier with a differential input and, usually, a single-ended output. An op-amp produces an output voltage that is typically hundreds of thousands times larger than the voltage difference between its input terminals.
Operational amplifiers are important building blocks for a wide range of electronic circuits. They had their origins in analog computers where they were used in many linear, non-linear and frequency-dependent circuits. Their popularity in circuit design largely stems from the fact that the characteristics of the final elements (such as their gain) are set by external components with little dependence on temperature changes and manufacturing variations in the op-amp itself.

If you are interested in reading more about op-amps I suggest downloading this 464 page PDF from Texas Instruments, "Op Amps For Everyone" , click here to download.
You can also purchase the most current version of "Op Amps For Everyone" by clicking on the picture below.

For basic information on op-amps click here and here
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