Lab 3: Amplifier Frequency Response

CE Amplifier Connection to the Analog Discovery 2
This lab introduces students to the importance of frequency response when designing circuits. Students will investigate the frequency response of two amplifier circuits, one made with transistors and the other using op-amps. By comparing how their frequency responses differ while still providing the same overall function, students will learn about how different input frequency ranges affect design considerations. Advanced students can challenge themselves to research high-speed op-amps and compare their designs and specifications to regular op-amps.
by National Instruments


This is lab 3 of 7 in the course, Complementary Labs for Electrical Engineering.


  • Amplifier Frequency Response Lab Manual



  • Intermediate Circuits or Electronics

Related Resources


These labs prepare students with prerequisite skills.


These labs enable students to apply the skills they learn.

Analog Discovery 2

Gives students access to a 100 MS/s oscilloscope, a logic analyzer, and six other instruments in a pocket-sized lab device.

Multisim Live

Multisim Live is an online, touch-optimized component of Multisim, so students can design and simulate their circuits anywhere, anytime, on any device.

Required Software

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  • Multisim Live Premium Account
  • Digilent WaveForms 2015


Required Hardware

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  • Analog Discovery 2 - NI Edition
  • Prototyping Breadboard
  • Wires
  • NPN 2N3904 transistor
  • 741 opamp
  • 10 kΩ resistor
  • 1 kΩ resistor x 2
  • 5.6 kΩ resistor
  • 2.2 kΩ resistor
  • 680 Ω resistor
  • 1.8 kΩ resistor
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