2 Operational Amplifers Op-amp is an electronic device that amplify the difference of voltage at its two inputs.Most op-amps operate from plus and minus supply voltages, which may or may not be shown on the schematic symbol.Very high gain dc coupled amplifiers with differential inputs.One of the inputs is called the inverting input (-); the other is called the non-inverting input. Usually there is a single output.
3 Ideally, op-amps have characteristics (used in circuit analysis): The Ideal Op-AmpIdeally, op-amps have characteristics (used in circuit analysis):Infinite voltage gainInfinite input impedance (does not load the driving sources)Zero output impedance (drive any load)Infinite bandwidth (flat magnitude response, zero phase shift)Zero input offset voltage.The ideal op-amp has characteristics that simplify analysis of op-amp circuits.The concept of infinite input impedance is particularly a valuable analysis tool for several op-amp configurations.
4 The Practical Op-AmpReal op-amps differ from the ideal model in various respects. In addition to finite gain, bandwidth, and input impedance, they have other limitations.Finite open loop gain.Finite input impedence.Non-zero output impedence.Input current.Input offset voltage.Temperature effects.
6 Input Signal modesThe input signal can be applied to an op-amp in differential-mode or in common-mode.Differential-mode signals are applied either as single-ended (one side on ground) or double-ended (opposite phases on the inputs).
7 Signal modesCommon-mode signals are applied to both sides with the same phase on both.Usually, common-mode signals are from unwanted sources, and affect both inputs in the same way. The result is that they are essentially cancelled at the output.Common-mode signals
8 Common-Mode Rejection Ratio The ability of an amplifier to amplify differential signals and reject common-mode signals is called the common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR).where Aol is the open-loop differential-gain and Acm is the common-mode gain.CMRR is defined asAcm is zero in ideal op-amp and much less than 1 is practical op-amps.Aol ranges up to 200,000 (106dB)CMRR = 100,000 means that desired signal is amplified 100,000 times more than un wanted noise signal.CMRR can also be expressed in decibels as
9 Common-Mode Rejection Ratio ExampleCommon-Mode Rejection RatioWhat is CMRR in decibels for a typical 741C op-amp?The typical open-loop differential gain for the 741C is 200,000 and the typical common-mode gain is 6.3.90 dB(The minimum specified CMRR is 70 dB.)
10 Current Offsets Vos = Ios.Rin IBIAS: The input bias current is the average of the two dc currents required to bias the differential amplifierVOUT(ERR) = AvIos.RinIOS: The input offset current is the difference between the two dc bias currentsVos = Ios.Rin
12 Voltage and Current Parameters VO(p-p): The maximum output voltage swing is determined by the op-amp and the power supply voltagesVOS: The input offset voltage is the differential dc voltage required between the inputs to force the output to zero voltsIBIAS: The input bias current is the average of the two dc currents required to bias the differential amplifierIOS: The input offset current is the difference between the two dc bias currents
13 Impedance ParametersZIN(d) : The differential input impedance is the total resistance between the inputsZIN(cm) : The common-mode input impedance is the resistance between each input and groundZout: The output impedance is the resistance viewed from the output of the circuit.
14 Slew RateSlew rate: The slew rate is the maximum rate of change of the output voltage in response to a step input voltageDetermine the slew rate for the output response to a step input.= 6 V/ms
15 Extremely High GainOpen loop gain of an op-amp is in order of 100,000.Even an extremely small input such as input offset voltage can saturate the out put.Vin * Aol= (1mv * 100,1000) = 100VIt limits the use to comparator.It is not well-controlled parameter.
16 Negative FeedbackOne of the most useful concepts in electronicsNegative feedback is the process of returning a portion of the output signal to the input with a phase angle that opposes the input signal.The advantage of negative feedback is that precise values of amplifier gain can be set. In addition, bandwidth and input and output impedances can be controlled.The gain with external feedback is called closed loop gain, Acl
17 Noninverting Amplifier A noninverting amplifier is a configuration in which the signal is given on the noninverting input and a portion of the output is returned to the inverting input.The difference of input voltage, Vin and the feedback voltage Vf is the differential input to op-amp .Difference is amplified with AolThe closed-loop gain of the noninverting amplifier is
18 Noninverting Amplifier ExampleNoninverting AmplifierDetermine the gain of the noninverting amplifier shown.= 25.8
19 Voltage FollowerA special case of the inverting amplifier is when Rf =0 and Ri = ∞. This forms a voltage follower or unity gain buffer with a gain of 1.This configuration offers very high input impedance and its very low output impedance.These features make it a nearly ideal buffer amplifier for interfacing high-impedance sources and low-impedance loads.It produces an excellent circuit for isolating one circuit stage from another, which avoids "loading" effects.
20 Inverting AmplifierAn inverting amplifier is a configuration in which the noninverting input is grounded and the signal is applied through a resistor to the inverting input.Concepts of infinite open loop gain and infinite input resistance extends to ’virtual ground’ at inverting input.Current through Ri and through Rf is equal as no current to the inverting input.IinIfThe closed-loop gain of the inverting amplifier isI1=00 V (virtual ground)
21 Example Inverting Amplifier Determine the gain of the inverting amplifier shown.= -24.8The minus sign indicates phase inversion.
23 Impedances Inverting amplifier: Note that the output impedance has the same form for both amplifiers.
24 Noninverting amplifier: ImpedancesNoninverting amplifier:Generally, assumed to be ∞Generally, assumed to be 0Inverting amplifier:Generally, assumed to be RiGenerally, assumed to be 0Note that the output impedance has the same form for both amplifiers.
25 Bias Current and Offset voltage with compensation techniques Transistors within op-amp need bias current.Practical op-amp has small input bias currents.Small imbalances in transistors produce a small offset voltage between the inputs.
26 Bias Current and Offset voltage with compensation techniques
27 Bias Current Compensation To compensate for input offset current, a resistor equal to Ri||Rf is added to one of the inputs.Noninverting amplifierInverting amplifier
28 Input Offset Voltage Compensation Most ICs provide a mean of compensation.An external potentiometer to the offset null pins of IC package
29 Bandwidth Limitations Many op-amps have a roll off rate determined by a single low-pass RC circuit, giving a constant -20 dB/decade down to unity gain.The blue line represents the open-loop frequency characteristic (Bode plot) for the op-amp.
30 Bandwidth Limitations For op-amps with a -20 dB/decade open-loop gain, the closed-loop critical frequency is given by fc(cl) = fc(ol)(1 + BAol(mid))The closed-loop critical frequency is higher than the open-loop critical frequency by the factor (1 + BAol(mid)). This means that you can achieve a higher BW by accepting less gain. For a compensated op-amp, Acl f(cl) = Aol fc(ol)..
31 Bandwidth Limitations ExampleBandwidth LimitationsThe equation, Acl f(cl) = Aol fc(ol) shows that the product of the gain and bandwidth are constant. The gain-bandwidth product is also equal to the unity gain frequency. That is fT = Acl fc(cl), where fT is the unity-gain bandwidth.The fT for a 741C op amp is 1 MHz. What is the BWcl for the amplifier?38.8 kHz
32 Selected Key Terms Operational amplifier Differential mode Common mode A type of amplifier that has very high voltage gain, very high input impedance, very low output impedance and good rejection of common-mode signals.A mode of op-amp operation in which two opposite-polarity signals voltages are applied to the two inputs (double-ended) or in which a signal is applied to one input and ground to the other input (single-ended).A condition characterized by the presence of the same signal on both inputs
33 Selected Key Terms Open-loop voltage gain Negative feedback Closed-loop voltage gainGain-bandwidth productThe voltage gain of an op-amp without external feedback.The process of returning a portion of the output signal to the input of an amplifier such that it is out of phase with the input.The voltage gain of an op-amp with external feedback.A constant parameter which is always equal to the frequency at which the op-amp’s open-loop gain is unity (1).