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Questions tagged [amplifier]

An amplifier can be used to adapt the range of the signal to a requirement, to make it more robust for transmission, or to satisfy interface requirement (like input/output impedance)

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Amplifying Current from 0-20mA to 3A

I would like to drive a pump with a PLC. The PLC generates analog output signal of 0-10V with 0-20mA and the pump runs at the same voltage but 3A current. Is there any solution to this problem? Thank ...
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Input and Output impedances of Current and Voltage Amplifiers

I read that Voltage Amplifier have high input impedance and low output impedance, and Current Amplifier have low input impedance and high output impedance. If this is true what is reason for this as I ...
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How does speaker in “ROBOCOPP B A S U Ealarm SOS Personal Alarm” works?

I was working on a project which required producing a sound with more than 125 DBs...then I found this device in market which claims of producing 130DBs although to my knowledge it produces around ...
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What component is best for a voltage follower amp (specs given in question)?

I am wanting an op amp that can act as a voltage follower. Essentially the project is speed control of a motor and since PWM is being used, the following circuit was going to be implemented: ...
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Cap in Series with a DAC Reverse Current

I'm using a 8-bit DAC: (DAC5311IDCKR) to generate a 1.5V Amplitude sine wave with a 3.5VDC offset. I've put high-pass RC filter across it shown below to block DC so that it becomes AC. I understand ...
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Repurposing or obtaining a cheap audio signal amplifier for school physics lab

I teach highschool physics, and want to connect my smartphone (LG V20) to a Chladni plate (vibrating plate for studying interference patterns in sound in solids). I have successfully done this by ...
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What is the purpose of using the transistor in the circuit?

Current sensor using an instrumentation amplifier: Image source: Texas Instruments INA139, INA169 High-Side Measurement Current Shunt Monitor, Typical Application Circuit (datasheet page 1) Could ...
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Triangular wave amplification

I've made a triangular wave by ICL8038 and it works perfectly at 15kHz with 15Vpp. I need to drive a 4 ohm load by that triangular wave. Could you please show me a solution/circuit to do that?
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Calculating the efficiency of an audio amplifier

I'm looking at the PAM8406 Class-D/Class-AB amplifier and I'm not seeing the efficiency for a 2Ω load in Class-AB mode. The use case for the amplifier is driving mid-range/mid-bass speakers for ...
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Adding a potentiometer to an LM4910 as a volume control

Can someone tell me where I need to place a potentiometer to control the volume in this LM4910 amplifier circuit? Does the shutdown pin need a pull up resistor to enable the IC?
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40kHz Ultrasonic transducer - datasheet gives capacitive load at 1kHz what is it at 40kHz?

A hopefully simple question, the datasheet for a 25kHz Ultrasonic transducer gives the capacitance load at 1kHz what is it at 25kHz? I've been calculating the current using I = fCVpp where f is ...
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Project involving the Texas Instruments TAS5720 amplifier - Power Requirements

The Google Home Mini uses the TAS5720 amplifier with a power supply which delivers 5V DC, 1.8A. From the datasheet it looks like this amplifier can deliver 20 W at 0.15% THD Continuous into 19 V / 4 Ω....
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How to split mono signal to sterio siginal of AD9833 Sin wave generator?

I am sorry that I am not well aware in audio amplifiers, that's why I am asking this question maybe it's my stupidity. I have an AD9833 sin wave generator, I need to connect the AD9833's output to ...
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How to amplify a signal for piezo transducer from 1 Vpp to 200 Vpp at 400 kHz and 500 pF load

I'm a researcher working with phased ultrasonic transducer arrays. I need to amplify a sine wave at 400 kHz and 1 Vpp to 200 Vpp. It has a capacitive load of 500 pF. I'm little ...
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Capacitance to useful signal conversion

Working on a project, where we need to measure the change in capacitance(capacitance change roughly from 0.5 pF at the start, to 20 pF at the end of the measurement). On the variable cap, only the ...
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Confusion between the necessity of maximum voltage and maximum power transfer

This is a conceptual question therefore I want to ask with an example. I'm wondering in which cases impedance matching is used. For example, if one has a sensor which can be modeled as voltage ...
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Audio Amplifier Power Usage

I'm looking to add an audio amplifier to a circuit, in this case the TPA0211 in 5V mode for a full 2W of output. My rather dumb question is this: I should expect at least 400mA of current draw from ...
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Improving Power Amplifier - Digital Bias current set

In the following power amplifier: the MOS bias current is set by VR2. T4 acts as a temperature balance. The ensemble R15, RV2, D5, T4, T5, R14 act as a current source. VR1 act as offset adjustment....
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Equivalent power BJT transistor 2sa758 and 2sc898 for Sansui au 6600 Amplifier

I am restoring my Sansui au6600, at the moment I am recapping it, however I will have to replace the two final power transistors for the left channel which I found out to be faulty. The parts listed ...
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Compensated vs uncompensated Op Amps [closed]

What are the advantages/disadvantages of compensated and uncompensated op amps? Thank you in advance.
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Difference between two integrator circuits

What is the difference between the two integrator circuits? They are used in an amplifier with feedback. There's heaps of information online about the one on the right but not so much about the one on ...
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Common Emitter Amplifier design problem - seeking quick solutions updated

Looking for a quick check of solutions to the below problem. Design requirements: AC gain of G = -10 Output impedance of R = 4.7 kΩ T1 is 2N3904 npn transistor with β = 100 and base-emitter voltage ...
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The proper way of using gm/Id plot for designing an amplifier or OTA

For any design of an amplifier or OTA, we are given the specs which we need to achieve including: Gain UGBW or 3db BW Slew rate Power consumption Phase Margin Load capacitance I would like to ...
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Large ac input class AB biasing

I'm trying to bias the following circuit to power an 8 ohm speaker with an 8Vptp output. The following are the calculations I've done to get this current setup but the output is only good up to 1Vptp ...
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Gain of Non-Inverting Amplifier Does Not vary with Resistor Values

I am trying to build a non-inverting amplifier using a LM7171 op amp, and I am implementing it with potentiometers as Rf and R2 so that I can smoothly control the gain of the amplifier (and easily ...
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Common emitter amplifier with load resistance

I can't seem to grasp how to calculate the values for a common emitter with a load resistance, to cascade an amplifier in multiple stages. I'm trying to obtain an 8.5-9Vptp output from a 12V supply ...
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Need help understanding how this decoder IC & differential amplifier circuit works

I need help to better understand differential amplifiers, when interfaced with an decoder IC. For the circuit below, which is from the reference design here: It shows a mono differential amplifier (...
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Confused on voltage potential

I’ve been doing much research the last couple of days about electricity. I have a pretty good understanding of Watts, Joules, Coulombs, Amperes, Ohms, and I know Ohms law finding voltage and all and I ...
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Cascading Op Amps for Phototransistor Output Conditioning

I am working on a project in which I am using an IR phototransistor to detect changing low levels of light. Currently with very high load resistance I can get a reading of 40-60 mV but I would like to ...
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Single supply non-inverting amplifier using op amp

I'm working on building a distortion guitar effect pedal for an analog electronics class I'm taking. I am struggling with building an amplifying circuit using an op amp (we just began learning about ...
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How to find the Common Mode Rejection Ratio of this circuit?

My attempt was like, by using the formula, I can get, \$CMMR=\frac{\sqrt{2\cdot4\cdot8\cdot5\cdot10^{-6}}\cdot44000\cdot2}{x}\$ For the denominator, I used both 10% and 20%, but all the finals were ...
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BJT Cascade Difference Amplifier Exercise

I need help with the exercise. The questions: Add or Design Components to have a current source I=2 mA at the picture. Draw equivalent small signal,low frequency model. Find Ai, Zo, Zi. If ...
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How can I get a loud noise out of a 15mm piezo disc?

I need to get an as loud as possible noise out of a 15mm piezo disc, using only the 3V from Arduino. I know I will have to make some sort of amplifier circuit, and I have attempted to make a basic ...
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2N2222 transistor datasheet saturation current

I am designing a 2N2222 transistor common emitter voltage-divider amplifier. Using 9V for the power supply and trying to make the loadline to determine Q. How do I determine the sauration point ...
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Input impedance of differential amplifier

Can someone please explain to me, how I should look at the input impedance of the opamps, seen through the voltage \$V_1 V_2\$? I have two questions on the differential amplifier: Why doesn't the ...
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Harmonic detection using lock-in amplifier

Can a third harmonic of a signal be detected using a lock-in amplifier under the same parameters fixed for collecting the fundamental or the parameters needs to be adjusted.Here by parameters I mean ...
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What property of a BJT transistor makes it an amplifier?

I know how we can amplify a given signal using BJT transistors by biasing them. But I would like to know what is that crux property which enables BJT transistor to act like an amplifier. Is it the ...
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LM358 Headphone Amplifier Oscillations

I'm trying to build a very simple headphone amplifier for my bass guitar. The bass has a built-in amplifier, meaning that unity-gain is sufficient for my amplifier, I essentially only need a voltage ...
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Calculating base-emitter current of a BJT, with emitter connected to ground (no resistor)

Much like the circuit above, most BJT amplifiers use an emitter degeneration resistor to stabilise the bias. It's relatively straightforward to calculate the base and collector quiescent currents. I ...
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is the gain for this differential bjt pair correct?

I'm referring to the diff pair consisting of Q1 and Q2, ignoring the rest of the circuit for now. I've attached a pic of my diff pair small signal model and what I calculated for the small signal gain....
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Supplying two IC within a circuit with different voltage range (1.8v to 3.6v) and ( 4v to 5v) with battery power [closed]

We are designing a circuit that has two ICs with different supply range. it will use micro batteries as supply unit. What is the efficient way to feed two ICs together and waste minimum energy. Of ...
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Gain and output impedance in a differential amplifier

When looking at a differential amplifier: Why does gain increase when the output impedance is increased? For example, replacing a differential amplifier biased with resistors for an active load (...
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Identify of Amplifier class?

I want to build an amplifier. I got a circuit diagram from a website, Amplificador Monofónico de 250 Vatios Cuasicomplementario. I want to know the class of this amplifier.
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Potentiostat Drift

Firstly - First post so let me know if I have done anything wrong. Okay, so I am tying to get this biased potentiostat to work. I have attached the circuit below. I am using the following sensor: ...
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Noise when amplifier and chromecast share a power supply

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I want to power a chromecast and an amplifier from the same power supply. When the dc/dc converter is powered by a separate power ...
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What's the actual difference between voltage gain, current gain and power gain?

Why do we intend to obtain different gains at different places? In an emitter follower for example, There's no voltage gain, but there's current gain and therefore it has power gain. Okay, how's ...
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Multiple feedback single supply

I've been trying to get a multiple feedback lowpass filter to work. With this schematic. The filter works in the simulation but when i try to build it, it gives no output. The op amp used to build ...
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analysis of two stage preampplifier

I found this circuit in an old book. It is a two stage audio amplifier I wanted to try it but I didn't know how to do the dc analysis. I couldn't find any current. Could you help me to find a ...
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Voltage output waveform of a differentiating amplifier

I have the following picture of the input and output voltage waveforms from a differentiating amplifier as shown below: And the schematic is as shown below: My teacher claimed that these waveforms ...
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Calculation of DC power drawn by circuit in Class A power amplifier

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I'm watching Prof. D.C. Dube's lecture (timestamp included) on power amplifiers, and I'm confused about the calculation of DC power \$...