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### Parallel plate capacitor level sensor

Hey all. in a typical design of a capacitive sensor for level measurements, compensation capacitors are added as a reference. I struggle to understand why we need a reference capacitance to measure ...
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### Temperature compensation equation?

I'm looking for the correct temperature compensation equation to use on our project. We are measuring the output of a detector who's signal is very sensitive to temperature drift. Any external ...
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### Trouble with meeting design specifications of a second order system using Matlab

I am trying to solve the following question. Consider the transfer function $$G(s) = \frac{1.247}{s^2+9.76s+23.8}$$ is in the forward path of a unity feedback control loop. Assume that it is ...
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### How to find the compensating gain required for the 2nd order control system to have 5% overshoot

I have a unity feedback control system with $$G(s) = \frac{1.247}{s^2+9.76s+23.8}$$ in the forward path. Now Imagine, I added a static gain K in the forwards path to make the %overshoot 5%. How can I ...
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### Why is this buffered rail splitter oscillating and how can I compensate it?

Inspired by the question Op amp Power supply splitter with totem pole I played with the buffered rail splitter in LTspice. I placed a current sink as load on the output to simulate the current ...
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### Underlying reasoning behind lead and lag nomenclature of compensation

If $0<z, \;p$, the Laplace transform transfer function $\frac{s+z}{s+p}$ constitute two distinct types of compensators. If we look at this schematic, $0<z<p$ (lead compensation) implies ...
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### Why are complex valued zero and pole not used in lead or lag compensation design?

Consider the compensation transfer function $\frac{s+z}{s+p}$ so that the inequalities $0<z<p$ and $0<p<z$ correspond to lead and lag compensation respectively. It can be seen that ...
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### Do lead and lag filters have the behavior of high and low pass filters even if the zero and pole used are complex?

Consider the compensation transfer function $\frac{s+z}{s+p}$ so that the inequalities $0<z<p$ and $0<p<z$ correspond to lead and lag compensation respectively. At very low ...
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### LMH6629 Spice Model, where to put compensation pin?

I am trying to use a spice model from TI for the LMH6629 op amp and the model has a compensation pin. I pasted the code in a spice directive and tried to use a generic op amp model for it, but the ...
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### How to improve the accuracy of measured ADC voltage in a circuit connected to Vcc

The question is based on the following setup. As depicted there is an IC to measure the real value of the 3.3V supply voltage accurately. The measured value of the 3.3V source is transferred via SPI ...
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### Offset problems with charge amplifier

I have a question about designing a charge amplifier. I am currently using this simple setup for my application. As input, I can use several commercial piezo-based accelerometers. I need a pretty ...
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### Isolated Type 3 Compensator

I'm trying to build a full bridge dc-dc converter and planning to apply a type 3 compensator(voltage mode). When I check the isolated feedback type 3, I've read some comments indicate that it's hard ...
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### Phase Lag Compensator

I have a question on lag compensators in general. Why do they increase both the rise time and the settling time? Is it due to the introduction of a slow pole? Much thanks!
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### Dual slope ADC circuit

I`m currently building a dual slope ADC with discrete components. As expected, some errors were observed. I have calculated both the gain error and offset error variables. Now that I know these ...
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### Designing a compensator - Control system - Missing value

I would like to determine the transfer function of the following circuit made of TL431. According to the different AN that I have read (and about this subject I really really thank Christophe BASSO, ...
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### Tilt compensation for yaw calculation from magnetometer and accelerometer

I am working on a project where i have to calculate the raw, pitch and yaw angle using an accelerometer and a magnetometer. I calculate the pitch and roll angle through the accelerometer and I am ...
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### Maths behing implementing temperature compensation on a signal

I have a fluid pressure sensor (blue line) whose measurements are affected by outdoor temperature (yellow line). So there is a 12 hours cyclic component (day/night) in my pressure measurements. How ...
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### Why does overshooting occur when probe's adjustable capacitor is under-value

I can't wrap my head around how overshooting (the spike) happens when the 10X probe capacitor trimmer (Cp) is under-tuned (i.e. adjustable capacitor's value is not high enough). There are countless of ...
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### butterworth configuration of multi-stage amplifier

When designing a multi-stage operational amplifier, people usually use butterworth polynomial to set closed loop pole location of the op amp in feedback configuration, and then back calculate to open ...
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### fast analytical technique identifying poles/zeros using degree of freedom

I encounter some engineers who can quickly spot poles and zeros in the circuit by identifying "degree of freedom". For example, a typical technical discussion goes like : "a miller ...
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### i have two questions about value of adc being changed

I want to acquire the values movement of two strain gauges attached to dc motor For example, first strain gauge has values around 10000, the second has 20500 in 0 degree while the first is 10400, the ...
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### Questions about coil voltage and phase shift in the WPT system

I performed simulations of wireless power transfer in matlab simulink. It was powered with DC voltage which was then converted into a rectangular voltage with a frequency of several dozen kHz. The ...
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### DC Gain of the System

I'm trying to design a feedbcak loop compensator and I'm following the instructions on power supply cookbook. Book has calculations for DC gain like equations below: in my situation Vin: 40V-60V and ...
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### Compensation of custom high voltage power supply

To test an offline switching PSU I decided to build a custom isolated high voltage variable PSU. The idea was to build a nice, small, low power equivalent of a variac and isolation transformer that is ...
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### Microstrip blocking capacitor ground cutout — large cutout size

I'm attempting to minimize the $S_{11}$ of a $10\,\text{pF}$ DC blocking capacitor on a microstrip trace for my signal frequency range, which is $5.3-5.9\,\text{GHz}$. My microstrip trace width ...
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### 3 wire load cell and HX711 weight compensation

in my project I use 3 wire load cell (like this (3wire 50kg) but mine are purchased from ebay) and HX711 for weighing. My wiring is like this (but i use Arduino mini pro 3V3): Apparently it should ...
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### Using frequency-compensated resistive divider as digital level-shifter

We have all seen the "frequency-compensated resistive divider" circuit in, for example, 10X oscilloscope probes: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Has anyone tried ...
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### Sensor Error Adjustment

I have been asked to improve the high end accuracy of a pressure sensor (Without modifying hardware). I have collected data from 30 samples and found a trend to the error. My question now is if it is ...
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### How to compensate an op-amp at a particular frequency?

I am trying to design an op-amp but because it is going to be used at a max frequency of 10kHz, I only need to make sure the phase margin is good enough at this frequency. Most of the methods for ...
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### Frequency compensation and feedback capacitance

I was reading the chapter of Microelectronic Circuits (Sedra Smith) about negative feedback systems, and it shows an example of Miller frequency compensation with the capacitance Cf shown in the ...
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### Two stage op-amp design with compensation ideas

I am trying to design an op-amp with a high-pass feedback. The diagram is shown below. The high pass feedback has a corner frequency at 1Hz. The op-amp itself is two stage as can be seen below. ...
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### How to determine these resistors in 2-pole 2-zero feedback loop compensation

I'm trying to build a 2-pole 2-zero feedback loop compensation for controlling a full bridge dc-dc converter. It's my first time doing this and I'm following the book power supply cookbook. Book is ...
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### Slope compensation of MAX17498

I want to use MAX17498 in boost mode. I have a problem setting the slope compensation. The slope (as I understand) is the gradient of the inductor's current ramp. The unit is [A/s] or [A/us]. However,...
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### Stability of SMPS designed for a motherboard

Many books have covered the stability of many configurations of switch mode power supplies and they have given details on how to set the poles and the zeros of the compensator to make the the power ...
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### Implementation of Adjustable Current Limiting Circuit

I have a circuit that can deliver 0-10V and 0-100mA to a load, and want to have an adjustable current limit that will limit the current delivered. To do this I have a current shunt that I monitor, and ...
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### Type 3 Compensation on Full Bridge DC-DC Converter with SG3525

I'm trying to build a 48V-400V full bridge dc-dc converter. I'm using sg3525 as pwm IC and trying to get isolated feedback from output and planing to do it with TL431. When I study on it people are ...
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### Non Inverting Type 2 and 3 compensators

I'm looking for the topology and transfer function of a non-inverting type 2 and 3 compensators (PID controller). they are used in CC and CV feedback control in charging/Discharging circuits of ...
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### Designing a lead compensation for a 3rd order system

Question Title: Consider the control system shown in Fig.1. Design a compensator such that the unit-step response curve will exhibit maximum overshoot of 25% or less and settling time of 5 sec or ...
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### How do we decide to use a lag compensation versus a PI compensation?

Although lag and PI compensation apparently have the same objective of improving the steady state response, how does one decide which one to use?
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### Controller vs compensator?

Both these terms: controller(forexample PID controller) and compensator(Lead compensator) are often encountered in control systems,but what is difference between these two? Brain douglas in this ...
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### Is it possible to create power factor compensation for a single power supply?

A 24V 150W power supply's power ratings is marked on its surface as follows: In this case as you can read the cos phi is 0.45. I know that the utility which provides power to the systems wants to ...
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### Poles and Zeros of a Transfer Function

I am trying to understand the physical meaning of poles and zeros of a transfer function. Can someone help me how to understand the Figure 2b in the link below? What does the height of the cone ...
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### Loop compensation of a Buck Converter

I have a buck converter. TPS54260 Vin = 7V-20V Vout = 5V Iload=600mA. I realise that there is a similar question in this forum but I was not able to get clarity. I want to understand what do you ...
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### Negative feedback and op-amp poles

I'm trying to get a better understanding of frequency compensation for op-amps. I'll start off with a very specific questions and then get into the context. For a certain op-amp, open loop gain is ...
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### Constant-gm bias circuit

I am doing a study on Improvements in biasing and compensation of CMOS opamp. Do you guys know how to come up with the equation for RDS4C ?
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### opamp constant-gm bias circuit

I try to incorporate the constant-gm bias circuit (Figure 6 in Improvements_in_biasing_and_compensation_of_CMOS_opamp) into the PFC (positive feedback frequency compensation) opamp, but it resulted in ...
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### Analog implementation of imaginary roots in a transfer function

I have a simple boost converter, and from multiple papers I've read through, a Type 3 Compensator is recommended. I designed one in Matlab/Simulink, and it reacts very quickly. The problem is, when I ...
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### Compensation capacitor(s) in instrumentation amplifier

I wonder whether the discrete 3-opamp instrumentation amplifier requires any compensation capacitors: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Is it in general recommended to ...
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### Crystal compensation for temp and voltage

Introduction I'm toying with the design for a fail-safe wall clock controlled by multiple 32.768kHz crystal oscillators. I'm currently reading about compensation. Compensator from literature From ...
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### Emitter-coupled logic operation

For the operation of emitter-coupled logic and sedra smith book, 1) Compared to CMOS, why ECL is the faster logic family given that it requires so many transistors to propagate to output Y (T5 ...