I am trying to integrate the output of a Rogowski coil , with an inverting integrator with a reset circuit. I want to have the voltage level 0V during the off time of my switch, however after reset interval, the output voltage does not stay at zero and drops to some negative value.circuitoutput

During the entire time after the reset event, the input is zero, so there is no apparent source for this negative value.input and output. Can someone please answer why does this happen?

EDIT 1:As per the answer by Spehro Pehfany, the problem indeed was the charge injection due to the JFET. However, I do not get the same problem with a non-inverting integrator, what might be the reason for that. I used the same device there too.nienter image description here

  • \$\begingroup\$ Your schematic is too low resolution to be very useful. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 19, 2021 at 2:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ I added better schematics. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 19, 2021 at 2:55

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The gate source capacitance of the J113 JFET is a few pF (5pF max) so you'd expect the gate voltage delta to be reflected in the output voltage by about the ratio with your 66pF cap.

Which is what you are seeing.

If you don't like that, you can design or buy an analog switch with less charge injection. A good one might have typical injection in the 0.5pC range. Yours is almost 50x worse.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks! That solves my problem. However with the same capacitors, JFETs and opamp, I made a non-inverting integrator and that does not seem to have this problem. I have added the schematic of that and the output. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 19, 2021 at 5:00

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