Op Amp Technology Overview


August 18, 2016
What is the difference between a CMOS, Bipolar, and JFET amplifier? When should you use one over another? When should you use an amplifier with no input crossover distortion, and what is input crossover distortion? What about Zero-Drift, Chopper, and auto-zero amplifiers? This presentation will help you understand how to quickly choose the right op amp based on topology type.

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  • Keep learning with our TI Precision Labs – Op Amps training series. The curriculum covers popular topics such as input offset voltage and bias current, bandwidth, low-distortion design, noise and many more. Each topic features short training videos, multiple choice quizzes, short answer exercises and hands-on lab exercises.
  • Download the Analog Engineer's Pocket Reference e-book, which puts system- and board-level design formulas at your fingertips. Edited by precision op amp experts Art Kay and Tim Green, the book covers a wide variety of topics, including key constraints and conversions, op amp basic configurations, A/D and D/A conversion, and much more.
  • Ask questions and help solve problems with fellow engineers in the Precision Amplifiers Support Forum.
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