University Of Limerick

Active Circuit Design 2

EE 4314

Iowa State Course Substitution

Electrical Circuits and Systems

E E 230

Course Info
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Course Description:
THE DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER AS A TWO ENDED INPUT AMPLIFIER. Introduce the diff amp as the input element to Op Amps. Define the terms Differential Gain, Common Mode Gain and Common Mode Rejection Ratio OP-AMP CHARACTERISTICS: Simplified internal view of a typical 3-stage op-amp, current limiting, open-loop transfer curve, offset error. Op-amp configurations; current in, voltage out etc. Finite gain errors. Slew limitations. OP-AMP LINEAR APPLICATIONS: Selected linear applications, including voltage amplifiers, regulators, integrators and instrumentation issues. FEEDBACK: Effects of feedback on gain, input impedance, output impedance, correction of isturbances. Bandwidth of single pole amplifiers. Op-amp frequency shaping networks. Placing poles and zeros in the closed loop response. OP-AMP NON-LINEAR APPLICATIONS: Comparators, Schmitt trigger, rectifiers, peak detectors etc. Non-linear oscillators (square-triangle), monostable circuits. A.C. COUPLED AMPLIFIERS: Low frequency limitations, break points, Bode plots, design steps. ANALOGUE SIGNAL CONVERSION: Introduction to D/A and A/D as system functions. D/A conversion using R-2R ladders with I/V conversion. DAC specifications. Description of A/D conversion using successive approximation method. Differential signalling, line drivers and hardware for serial data transmission.


Evaluation Date:
March 2, 2015
Liang Dong