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I have an op-amp design same with the picture seen below with TLC271.I have an analog sensor that goes as Vin. I am giving 3.3V from an arduino to power it. And reading values from an analog pin.

The problem is that the output gives between 0mV-8mV while sensor and resistors are connected.

r2=220 ohm| rf=22k ohm| sensor gives output between 0-200 mV

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*Image taken from http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/opamp/opamp_3.html

*I also have a zigbee module connected to arduino and a 5V 1A powerbank which powers the arduino.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ What voltages are powering the OpAmp? 3.3V and ground? Good luck with that... \$\endgroup\$
    – Ecnerwal
    May 20 '16 at 18:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Pin 8 of this device needs to be connected to Vcc, midrail or ground and not left floating I believe. \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    May 20 '16 at 18:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, but what is the problem with that. It is a single input op-amp and datasheet says it requires min 3V. \$\endgroup\$
    – bcan
    May 20 '16 at 18:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ I will try it now Andy, it sounds valid. \$\endgroup\$
    – bcan
    May 20 '16 at 18:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ Do you have a commercial or industrial grade? Vdd Min is 3V and 4V respectively. According to the Diodes Inc datasheet. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tyler
    May 20 '16 at 18:07
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The data sheet says pin 8 (bias select) needs to be connected as shown below: -

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A 3V3 power supply is OK as is the way you have connected R2 so ignore the other answer.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ so should i directly feed bias pin with vdd or i need to put those resistors and caps too? \$\endgroup\$
    – bcan
    May 20 '16 at 18:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ You should decide what op-amp performance you want by reading the data sheet and choose low, medium or high bias. You only need the two resistors and a capacitor if you choose medium. \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    May 20 '16 at 18:20
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Looking at the datasheet for the TLC271, I see that the minimum supply volyage is 3V. That is most probably your problem. You are going to have to use a higher voltage, eg 5V.

Then we have the problem of biasing of the opamp. You cannot just stick 5V and earth on there if you want any negative swing on the output. You need to do a bit more reading on the subject, there is plenty of information about this out there.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ He's using a 3V3 supply - since when was that less than 3V? Also who says he wants a negative swing on the output? \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    May 20 '16 at 18:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ That could be nominal or drop under load - it would depend on the Ardiuno module he´s using. Maybe he needs to measure that just to check. In any case, he has a 5V 1A supply available there, so better just to use that. \$\endgroup\$
    – F. Bloggs
    May 20 '16 at 18:29

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