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1)
a)

A simple resistive voltage divider can be used to multiply a signal by 2 using a negative resistance.
Show how to implement this circuit.
vo
R1
vi

b)

-2R1

vo
vi

2R1
R1 2R1

2
1

Derive the constraint condition on the 4 resistors that must be met in order to guarantee that the loop
gain produces negative feedback.

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Summer 2007

c)
d)
e)

Suppose that vi = 2 volts and that the Op-Amp is powered by 10 volt supplies.
Given that R1 = 10 k, choose suitable values for the remaining resistors. Calculate the currents
through all the resistors. Label all currents and voltages on the diagram.
Calculate the power delivered by the 10 volt power supply.
Indicate every element that absorbs electrical energy and verify that the sum is equal to the power
calculated in part (c).

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Summer 2007

2)

Howland Current Pump.


The following trans-conductance amplifier is used to modulate the intensity of light from a LED.

a)
b)

Derive an expression that shows how the load current, il, is related to the input voltage, vi.
Choose suitable values for R1 and vref so that the LED current varies from 1 to 5 mA when vi varies
between 2 volts. (assume that the Op-Amp is powered by 10 volts.)
R2

(A-1)R2

vref
va
R1

vi

vl
il

(A-1)R1

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c)

Suppose that R1 = 10 k, A = 2 and vref = -2.5 volts.


What are the voltages at vl and va when vi = 0 volts? You may assume that the LED obeys the
ideal diode equation,
vl

il

idss (e vt

1)

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, where idss

1A

and v t

26mV

Ensc 425
Summer 2007