UEENEEH139A – Trouble. basic amplifiers

36 hours nominal

T1. Introduction to Amplifiers

  • Purpose of amplifiers
  • Introduction to black box model of amplifier
  • Decibels, engineering terms and formulae
  • Measurement of gain and frequency response

T2. Amplifier Terminal Characteristics

  • Amplifier types and transfer characteristics
  • Ideal amplifier transfer characteristics

T3. Practical amplifiers

  • Practical amplifier terminal characteristics
  • Input and output resistance calculations based on voltage measurements

T4. Operational amplifiers – Introduction

  • Advantages of operational amplifiers
  • Schematic symbol
  • Open loop configuration
  • Input and output resistance
  • Gain bandwidth product
  • Open loop amplifier operation
  • Comparator circuit
  • Circuit verification of operational amplifier configured as a comparator

T5. Operational amplifiers – Inverting Amplifier

  • The need for and effects of negative feedback
  • Inverting operational amplifier circuit configuration
  • Inverting operational amplifier gain calculations
  • Summing inverting operational amplifier gain calculations
  • Circuit verification of operational amplifier gain

T6. Operational amplifiers – Non-inverting amplifier

  • Non-inverting operational amplifier circuit configuration
  • Non-inverting operational amplifier gain calculations
  • Circuit verification of non inverting operational amplifier gain
  • Voltage follower circuit configuration
  • Voltage follower circuit gain
  • Circuit verification of voltage follower

T7. Operational amplifiers – Differential Amplifier

  • The differential amplifier
  • Schematic circuit of differential amplifier using an operational amplifier
  • Differential amplifier gain calculations
  • Circuit verification of differential amplifier operation
  • The Schmitt trigger
  • Circuit verification of Schmitt trigger circuit