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ELT215 Operational Amplifiers

Begins 10AprXX -Ends- 04MayXX     Course Syllabus

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This site is in outline form according to the course syllabus. It is designed to supplement any missed lecture if you are absent for any class as well as a mechanism for implementing assignments.  Instructor Notes: are inputted by the instructor for the benefit of students. It is in this section the instructor will communicate to students any information not mentioned in class. It is the students responsibility to check this input regularly.  Chapter Topic, Assessments: Each Chapter title (notated in BLUE) is a  Power Point Presentations (if available)  and summarizes the lectures given in class. Assignments, Labs, Write-ups, and Quizzes are accessible here and are due as instructed in the syllabus. It is your responsibility to remain current on all content presented in class throughout the year. The Corresponding Exercises and assessments listed below are required to be completed by the Due Date listed. Failure to have these exercises completed by the due date may result in 0 points for the exercise. The exercise by the instructor when noted for completion. You will be able to access these exercise in class during lab time or anywhere there is internet access. Completing these assessments in a timely manner will enable you to have the maximum knowledge for an optimum score. Additional Resources: ainstructor is absent the lessons below will be tend class on a given day use the presentations below to use as a resource for study. You are reminded that you are responsible for the information covered in the lecture. These presentations are simply a resource to help you stay current with the class. Remember, failure to keep current with class work will inhibit your ability to pass the class.


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1)  Introduction to OP-AMPs

Write-Up 1 Introduction to Op-Amps

Lab 1 Introduction to Op-Amps

Exercise "Introduction to Op-Amps"

Quiz  "Introduction to Op-Amps"

In this lesson the student will define what an operational amplifier is, and discuss the many parameters that distinguish one type of device from another. Students will understand and identify the following: Define the following terms: channel separation, closed-loop gain, common-mode rejection ratio, gain-bandwidth product, input bias Current offset, input offset Current, input offset voltage, Input resistance, input voltage, range, inverting input, loop gain, non-inverting input, open-loop gain, operational amplifier, output resistance, output voltage swing, slew rate, Interpret a typical op-amp data sheet, and measure some of the common op-amp parameters


Handout - 741 Datasheet

Handout - Chart of Op-Amp circuits

Handout - Introduction to Op-Amps

Supplemental Video - Introduction to Op Amps Part 1

Supplemental Video - Introduction to Op Amps Part 2 (Start at 11 mins.)

General Amplifier Theory Part 1

Supplemental Video- General Amplifier Theory Part 2

2) Basic Linear Amplifiers

Write-Up 2 OP-Amp Limitations

Lab 2 Linear Circuits

Exercise "Linear Circuits"

Quiz  "Linear Amplifiers"

Student will discuss the basic op-amp that forms basic linear applications. Students will design, analyze and predict performance of the following op-amp circuits: non-inverting amplifier, inverting amplifier, voltage follower, summing amplifier, and difference amplifier. Students will experiment with output-offset voltage, input offset current, and input offset voltage. Students will recognize the input and feedback elements of linear op-amp circuits and determine the effects of feedback upon circuit performance.


Handout - Linear Circuits

Supplemental Video - Comparator Circuit

Supplemental Video - Inverting Amplifier

Supplemental Video - Non-Inverting Amplifier

Supplemental Video - Voltage follower

Supplemental Video - Summing Amplifier

Supplemental Video - Difference Amplifier


3) Differentiator and Integrator

Write-Up 3  Op-Amp Gain

Lab 3 Differentiator/Integrator

Exercise "Differentiators and Integrators"

Quiz  "Differentiator and Integrators"


Students will design, analyze and predict performance of the op-amp differentiator and op-amp integrator (mathematical inverses of each other) while recognizing the limits of each.


Handout - Differentiator/Integrator

Supplemental Video - Integrator Amplifier

Supplemental Video - Differentiator Amplifier


4) Voltage and Current Circuits

Write-Up 4  Exploring Careers

Lab 4 Voltage and Current

Exercise "Voltage and Current Circuits"

Quiz  "Voltage and Current Circuits"

Student will discuss some basic op-amp circuits whose input or output signal is a current, and which are useful in the formulation of current sources and metering circuits. Students will be able to design, analyze and predict the performance of constant-current source, current-to-voltage converter, inverting voltage-to-current converter, and non-inverting voltage-to-current converter op-amp circuits.


Handout - Voltage and Current

Supplemental Video


5) Nonlinear Circuits

Write-Up 5 Feedback Circuits

Lab 5 Nonlinear Amplifiers

Exercise "Nonlinear Amplifiers "

Quiz  "Nonlinear Circuits"

Students will  learn the concepts of nonlinear circuits using op-amps, which include those situations for which the output is essentially not a sine wave, or those when the op-amp’s output approaches its maximum positive or negative excursion. Students will design, analyze and predict the performance of a comparator, peak detector, precision half-wave rectifier, precision full-wave rectifier, a logarithmic amplifier, and explain how to multiply and divide two input signals.


Handout - Nonlinear Amplifiers

Supplemental Video


6) Generator Circuits

Write-Up 6 Integrators and Differentiators

Lab 6 Generators

Exercise "Generator Circuits "

Quiz  "Generator Circuits"

Students will discuss the application of op-amps to generate various kinds of simple waveforms and understand that there now are several integrated circuits that will perform the same function. At the completion of this chapter, students design, analyze, and predict the performance of a sine wave generator, cosine wave generator, square wave generator and staircase waves.


Handout - Op-Amp Generators

Supplemental Video - OP Amp Oscillators


7) Active Filters

Write-Up 7

Lab 7 Active Filters

Exercise "Active Filters "

Quiz  "Active Filters"

Student will discuss the applications of  2nd order low-pass and high-pass Butterworth-type filters. Students will design, analyze and predict the performance of 2nd order “equal component” low-pass active filter, 2nd order “equal component” high-pass active filter, multiple feedback band pass filters, state-variable filter with simultaneous low-pass, high-pass, and bandpass output responses, and state-variable notch filter.


Handout - Active Filters

Supplemental Video


8) Single Power Supply Circuits

Write-Up 8

Lab 8 Single Power Supply Operations

Exercise "Single Power Supply Operations"

Quiz  "Single Power Supply Circuits"

In this lesson the student will design an operational amplifier circuit using a single supply voltage. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus


Handout - Single Supply Operation

Supplemental Video


9) Capstone Project

Write-Up 9

Lab 9 Capstone

Exercise "Capstone"

Quiz  "9"


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Handout - Final Project

Supplemental Video