# EETN SS III ± 50209837.

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Differential Measurement and Op-Amp Skills
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Has demonstrated the required basic skills In addition to #2, has demonstrated understanding of op-amp ideas In addition to #3, can use op-amp ideas and skills in circuit applications In addition to #4, can apply critical thinking to op-amp skills in combination with other topics and/or to create a problem-solving strategy

EETN SS III ± 50209837.docx Last updated January 24, 2011

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Theory: Ch 18, 19-7, 20
2/5: Basic Skills
S29 Feedback Loops Understand the role of negative feedback in limiting gain Recognize whether a circuit should have a virtual ground or virtual short

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S30 Lab 40, 41 Open and Closed Loop Measurement Test an op-amp¶s open-loop gain and maximum output Measure an op-amp¶s virtual ground or virtual short

3/5: Op-Amp Ideas
S31 Op-Amp Gain Distinguish between open-loop and closed-loop gain Distinguish between differential gain and common-mode gain Calculate all gain values for an inverting or noninverting amp Use gain to predict MPP Common-mode Rejection Explain the importance of common-mode rejection Use the common-mode rejection ratio to evaluate a circuit S32 Lab 41, 48 Op-Amp Gain Measurement Build a circuit to test your predictions of all gain and output voltage

S33

4/5: Op-Amp Circuit Applications
S34 Op-Amp Limitations Predict Bode plot Use Bode plot and/or gain-bandwidth product to predict gain and frequency characteristics Use slew-rate distortion concepts to predict power bandwidth S35 Lab 41, 42, 47 Testing Op-Amp Limitations Build a circuit to test your predictions of op-amp limitations

5/5: Investigation Topics
Single-stage differential amps (Lab 38, 39) Nulling an op-amp: why and how (Lab 43) Current-boosters (lab 49)

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5/5
Offset adjustments (why needed? How to null an op-amp?) Differential amps