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EE 617 (Autumn 2014

Home Assignment – 1
Topic: Basic Amplifiers and Operational Amplifiers
1. An amplifier uses a 12 V dc power supply. The amplifier gives a sinusoidal output of 8V peak-to-peak to a 1 kΩ
load. The dc current drawn from the 12V supply is 8 mA. (a) What is the power delivered to the load? (b) How
much power is dissipated in the amplifier, and what is the amplifier efficiency (neglect the power supplied by
the signal source)?
Ans: a) 8 mW; b) 88 mW, 8.3 %
2. A sensor has 1 MΩ source resistance and it gives an output of 2 Vrms. This sensor is required to be used in an
application where the load resistance is 50 Ω. (a) If connected directly, what would be the voltage and power at
the load? (b) If a unity gain buffer with 1 MΩ input resistance and 30 Ω output resistance is introduced between
the sensor and the load, what would be the new voltage and power levels at the load? (c) Calculate the voltage
and power gains for this new arrangement.
Ans: a) 0.1 mV, 20 nW; b) 0.625 Vrms, 7.81 mW; c) 0.625 V/V, 7812 W/W
3. The voltage amplifier of Fig P3 has the following parameters: Ri = 100 kΩ, Avo = 150 V/V, Ro = 20 Ω. This amplifier
is fed with a source vs = 0.1 sin ωt and Rs = 100 kΩ. Load resistance RL = 500 Ω. Find the voltage gain Av (= vo/vi)
and also the overall voltage gain Gv (= vo/vs).
Ans: 144.2 V/V, 72.1 V/V
4. Consider the opamp non-inverting amplifier shown in Fig.P4, with Rf = 127 kΩ, and R1 = 1 kΩ. The opamp has an
open-loop input resistance of Ri = 1 MΩ and an output resistance Ro of 100 Ω.
a) What is the ideal voltage gain, Av? b) What is the feedback factor β?
c) If the open-loop voltage gain A0 of the opamp is 105, what is the closed-loop voltage gain Af?
d) What is the input resistance Rin of the circuit with feedback? v) Determine the output resistance Rout with
feedback; e) If the open-loop gain reduces to 104, what would be the new value of the closed-loop gain Af?
Compare this change with the percentage change in the voltage gain.
Ans: a) 128 V/V; b) 1/128 ; c) 127.8 V/V; d) 782.25 MΩ

Fig.P3 Voltage Amplifier

Fig. P4 Non-inverting amplifier

5. A non-inverting amplifier has Rf = 99 kΩ, and R1 = 1 kΩ. Assume that the opamp open-loop dc gain is 2x105 and
its open-loop cut off frequency, fc = 5 Hz. a) Calculate the open-loop gain of the opamp for the following
frequencies: 1 Hz, 50 Hz, 100 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz, 50 kHz, and 200 kHz. b) Compute the closed-loop voltage gains
of the opamp amplifier for the above frequencies.
Ans: a) 2x105 V/V, 19900.7 V/V, 9987.5 V/V, 1000 V/V, 100 V/V, 20 V/V, 5 V/V ; b) 99.95 V/V, 99.5 V/V, 99 V/V,
90.9 V/V, 50 V/V, 16.67 V/V, 4.76 V/V

0.002 V/V. Ans: 8. and v2 = 4. a) What are the commode-mode (vcm) and the differential input signals (vd) corresponding to these inputs? b) What will be the output of the difference amplifier? Ans: a) 4.1 sin ωt.18 x 10-3 V/V 7.8 sin ωt .32 +0.1687 + 6.02 + 0. v1 = 4. For the difference amplifier shown in Fig. Acm . b) 0.P7.3 sin ωt.33 + 0.6. The output node voltages of a bridge are. and Ad = 8 V/V.5 sin ωt. These are connected to a difference amplifier as shown in Fig.P6 find the common-mode gain.34 -0.4002 sin ωt . Acm of this amplifier is 0.