# loop gain, open loop gain of op amp in inverting configuration (feedback capacitor)

I was trying to understand the 2nd answer from this post here, with the circuit of the post shown below. The 2nd answer has equations including open loop gain I wasn't able to understand (1st question).

It has the following equations:

Loop Gain = $$\ A_{ol} \frac{R_1}{R_1 + R_F} \frac{1}{s/w_p +1}\$$ and $$\A_{ol} = \frac{A_{DC}}{(S/W_1+1)(S/W_2+1)}\$$

The original post tries to explain why one may want to have a capacitor in parallel with the feedback resistor.

I know that it is to kill the high frequency noise generated from the op-amp.

But if you look at the output of the op amp and see how it would go to the inverting input through the feedback resistor, doesn't the feedback resistor and the parasitic capaitance, Cp, form a low pass filter? (2nd question) • All op-amps have a upper roll-off point due to parasitic capacitance. The parasitic capacitance of Rf is > zero.
– user105652
Oct 4, 2018 at 21:53
• To your question: Yes - the feedback function is a lowpass filter.....and that is the problem because it adds additional phase shift to the loop gain and, thus, reduces the stability margin.
– LvW
Oct 5, 2018 at 13:45
• Continue: What makes a capacitor across RF ? It reduces the loop gain for higher frequencies and can bring the magnitude of the loop gain below unity before the phase reaches the critical value of -180 deg. .
– LvW
Oct 5, 2018 at 16:08