Operational Amplifiers

Students are introduced to the operational amplifier as a core component of analog electronic design. They will explore the behavior of the operational amplifier, comparing ideal vs non-ideal models as well as different operational amplifier topologies: inverting & non-inverting; summing & difference; and integrating
by Quanser Inc., and Texas Instruments


This is lab 3 of 4 in the course, Analog and Microelectronics.


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the purpose of an operational amplifier
  2. Predict the behavior of an operational amplifier based on an ideal amplifier model
  3. Explain the non-idealities of commercial operational amplifiers
  4. Describe the purpose of various operational amplifier circuit topologies
  5. Select and tune operational amplifier circuits for various applications
  6. Correlate and compare simulated and experimental results


  • Introduction to Physics or equivalent
  • Circuits 1 or equivalent
  • Circuits 2 or equivalent
  • Basic LabVIEW & Multisim Proficiency


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TI Analog Electronics Board for NI ELVIS III

An application board for NI ELVIS III which provides a hands-on approach to analog and micro electronics using functional blocks and TI circuits to understand each component.


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Multisim Live

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