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Is it possible to combine two 8 bits DACs together to create a 16 bit DAC, one byte of the 16 bit word shall be sent to each of them

For two DACs, one being sent D0-D7 and the other being sent D8-D15, with power supply being 5V, if 5V is added to output of 2nd DAC and then the two DAC outputs are summed, should result in a 16 bit ...
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Accidentally downmixed stereo to mono, why does this work?

I have a cheap Chinese Bluetooth audio amplifier like this: It has four screw terminals for the speaker connections, namely L+, L-, R+ and R-. I accidentally connected a single speaker to L+ and R-, ...
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Inverting summing amplifier vs Non-inverting summing amplfier

As known there are inverting and non-inverting summing circuits, such as below: What's their cons and pros?
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How do solar inverter systems easily add AC power sources together? [closed]

I understand DC power more than AC power. I know that given multiple DC power generators, easiest way to sum them is by connecting them in series. In paralel you'd need every generator circuit to ...
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Don't individual signal sources affect each other when using a summing amplifier?

I am studying the book Electric Circuits by Nilsson & Riedel. There I learned about "summing amplifiers" and how to derive equations by applying KCL at inverting input of the op amp. I see that ...
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Floating point addition. Are guard, round and sticky bit always necessaryl? analysis of a special case

I've a particular case of floating point addition. As you know for given floating point numbers \$x,y\$ one of the steps of the addition involves the fixed point sum: $$ s = 1.m_x + (-1)^{s_x \oplus ...
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Party-line / Full-duplex intercom - mixing audio signals

Party-line or full-duplex intercoms allow for the simultaneous transmission and reception of audio from all connected stations, i.e. effectively there is an audio 'bus' and each station takes a feed ...
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Antenna sector power ratio (total power)

This is maybe a very basic question, which is driving me insane, because I can't remember the theory and neither I can seem to find any source about the topic. I have an antenna, whose SPR (sector ...
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Mathematically derived waveform vs. captured waveform from an analog synthesizer

I was thinking about how the individual parameters on an analog synthesizer could be controlled digitally. What I mean is, instead of using mechanical potentiometers to adjust some quality of the ...
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Calculations for building a mixer circuit

I have been tasked with building a mixer. \$V(output) = 1/2*V1 + 1/6*V2\$ Thinking in terms of superposition, I assume I can hook up \$V1\$ and \$V2\$ to the circuit separately, and then sum the ...
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Non-inverting Op-Amp Audio Mixer

I am trying to make sense of the difference in non-inverting and inverting op-amp based audio "mixers". The circuits are basically summing op-amp amplifiers. Here is the part which I do not understand....
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What's the best way to mute summed stereo channels?

I am building an audio mixer, and most of the instruments produce mono signals (internally split to L/R), but want to make sure it is flexible enough to use true stereo devices, and sum to mono in my ...
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Summing Audio Channels

I’m trying to sum my car stereo output. Factory output has bass on one output and mid and tweeter on another output giving me 2 channels for left and 2 channels for right. Ideally I’d like to sum ...
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Summing amplifier with bypass

I am trying to sum three audio signals using a non-inverting summing amplifier as shown below. If I want to bypass one of those signals, what is the correct way of doing that (let's say with a switch)?...
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FFT analysis of summed signal in LTSpice

I know that simulating FFT analysis of current/voltage across a single element via LTSpice is quite straightforward. I have simulated the summation of three distinct currents in the time domain. I'd ...
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3-to-2 line encoder (or generally 2^(n-1)-to-n) — not priority, but telling how many inputs are on?

This is not homework (not taking any classes) although it could be homework. I am wondering what is the easiest implementation using a single TTL chip or gates (fewest chip count) to encode the number ...
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Is there a limit to the number of inputs that can be summed with an op-amp summing circuit?

I'm interested in the limits you encounter if you try to add many inputs into an op amp summing circuit. I've read that the inverting configuration is more natural for adding many inputs since the ...
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Summing stereo and mono channels passively

I am trying to build a headset for use on my motorcycle which will allow me to listen to my music from my phone (stereo signal) and the incoming sound from my UHF radio (mono i'm pretty sure). what is ...
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Instrumentational Amplifier with Summing Amplifier

As you all know, most Inst. Amp. examples on the Internet have a 'Differential Amplifier' part as shown below. But, what would happen if a summing amplifier was used instead ? What kind of ...
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How can I add high and low voltage signals to a high voltage DC offset?

It's only a theorethical question, since I'm not really going to build this circuit... I'm just curious, that's all. Anyway, thats my question! I have these signals: 3 kHz, 1V (peak) 20 Hz, ...
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Does a Series Voltage Reference referencing more than one electrical block has to be buffered?

I'm planing to use a Series Voltage Reference,REF3330, as a voltage reference to three distinct parts of my circuit and i need an opinion regarding the way how to do it. First of all, the reference ...
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How can I add a stable DC voltage and a DC pulse train together?

For a project I am working on I need to take a DC voltage source, around 12V, with at least 1A of current, and I need to add it to a generated DC pulse train which will be from -4 to 4V and will be ...
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How do I prevent output of opamp summing amplifier taking negative values?

I want this circuit to give \$V_{out}\$ satisfying \$ V_{out} = \begin{cases} -\dfrac{R_f}{R_1}V_{s1}-\dfrac{R_f}{R_2}V_{s2}; \quad \text{if} \quad \left(-\dfrac{R_f}{R_1}V_{s1}-\dfrac{R_f}{R_2}V_{s2}...
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Can I use a Class D amplifier as a summing amplifier?

Context: I'm creating a mono, battery powered speaker. I'd like to sum the left and right channels of a stereo input signal into a mono output signal, which I feed into a Class-D Mono Audio Amplifier ...
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How do I create a 1-bit full adder that outputs a 2-bit sum?

I am trying to build a 1-bit full adder that outputs a 2-bit sum. I know that the standard 1-bit FA outputs a 1-bit sum and a carry bit, but I was wondering how can I modify the FA such that the carry ...
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Connecting signal to multiple summing amplifiers

For a normal op-amp inverting summing amplifier, each signal is tied to the negative input of the op-amp. Imagine the scenario where I have three signals. In adder 1, I want to sum A and B. In adder 2,...
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Noise on stereo summing circuit from LED's

I've been a tinkerer and hobbyist for 20 years now, but mostly in software. I've done my fair share of simple soldering (replaced controller ports on an original Xbox with actual USB ports, for ...
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Help with my design: How can I add these voltages?

I have to design a circuit that simulates a voltage spike on a dc supply rail. The circuit has a button that, when pressed, generates a short pulse of controllable height (controlled by pot). The ...
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Adding multiple differential signal

As I asked in "Adding multiple analog signal" before, I got that: for adding some signal together, we can only use op-amp, instead of lovely integrated circuit (ough). But the question arise because ...
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summing amp - floating inputs

I'm designing an audio mixer and currently i'm working on a cue section. The whole point is that i have 2 or more channels and want to mix them in summing mixer. You can turn off the channels you don'...
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Adding large numbers in context of analog computing?

I have been reading about analog computing yet have not been able to find material about a certain issue; in reference to arithmetic, it is said that op-amps are used to perform these tasks, for ...
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LTSpice simulation errors?

I ran this simulation in ltspice and my output voltage was -2.97V. According to my calculations I should have roughly -10V when all sources are at 5V. $$V_{out} = -V_{in}R_5 \left ( \frac{1}{R_1} + \...
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Summing amplifier with one op amp

I want to design amplifier that do the following summation $$V_o = 2V_1 +3V_2 +5V_3 $$ the difficult arose when design with one op-amp and all voltages are referenced to the ground . I tried with ...
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Producing the Sum and Difference of two signals with two Op-Amps

I have two signals, one is a baseline voltage (V1) and the other is a 'difference' voltage (V2). From these I want to produce two signals, V1 + V2 and V1 - V2. The circuit I currently have is: ...
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How to measure the input impedance of a summing amplifier?

I have a summing amplifier set up like so, and I need to come up with a test to find the input impedance, I know because its a 741 IC that it will be in the region of 250k - 10 mil ohms, but don't ...
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Positive Feedback Of A Summing Amplifier

I've recently come across a topic that has not been covered in my studies (or at least not as yet). It's positive feedback of an amplifier. I have been reading this link on positive feedback. From ...
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Problem in DC offset with a summer op-amp

I've used this circuit as an input stage for a digital oscilloscope. From left to right, the first op-amp provides high input impedance, the second op-amp is used to add DC offset to the signal (which ...
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Analog to digital conversion: are natural number values possible with an amplifier?

I drew this circuit up for a project in Multisim. The inputs for V1 are -0.25 to 0.25, and the outputs are 0v to 10v. When -0.25v is inputted the output should equal 0v. But its giving me an output ...
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Load cell amplifier circuit

I'm designing a circuit to take two load cells as inputs, and make their sum. I'd like to know your opinion about the design. Each cell is connected to one instrumentation amplifier (INA122P). ...
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Practical considerations for a summing amplifier

The summing (usually inverting) amplifier is a classic op amp configuration. However, I'm struggling to find any products on the market which actually do this, leading me to conclude that I have to ...
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Eliminating attenuation in summing box

Full disclosure: when it comes to electronics, I'm the type that knows enough to be dangerous. And that's kinda why I'm here - I took an electronics course in high school in 2005, but it's been a ...
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When to treat transformers as non-ideal?

For an experiment I need to sum a DC and AC Potential. My solution to this was to construct the following circuit: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Testing this ...
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Multisim and DAC (summing op amp)

I am using multisim to simulate an inverting summing op amp (LM741CN). I calculate my expected Vout to be the following: -Vout = ((20/2.5)V1) + ((20/5)V2) + ((20/10)V3) + ((20/20)V4). According to my ...
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Find v1 and v2 of a summing amplifier when it is in series with another Op-Amp

There is a summing amplifier with two AC power sources (v1+v2,) each connected to a different Ground. Each of these sources connect to a resistor (R1+R2,) and then to a summing point, which branches ...
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TPA6111 Stereo power amplifier to mono setup

I have a TPA6111 stereo audio power amplifier part (http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/tpa6111a2.pdf) that has this typical application (from the datasheet): My application requires a mono signal ...
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Summing Amp Response in a Cascaded Butterworth Notch Filter

I'm having trouble with a cascaded butterworth notch filter I'm designing and was hoping to get some insight on the summing amplifier stage at the end. I'm still a student, so my question may be a bit ...
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How to derive the transfer function of the Inverting Summing Amplifier?

I know that the transfer function of an inverting summing amplifier gives this, by using the Superposition principle: (for example with 2 input voltages) \$U_{ out }=-(\frac { R_{ 1 } }{ R_{ f } } U_{...
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Voltage follower/Buffer circuit as summing amp

Is that possible to use a voltage follower/buffer circuit as summing amp? In history, what kind of circuit was used for summing amp before people started to use those inverting summing amp circuit? -...
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Non Inverting Summing Amplifier - Ripple Gain

I've created the following non-inverting summing amp. This seems to sum flat DC fine although if I add ripple, the ripple get amplified, surely this should only add the ripple. Why is the ripple ...
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Opamp on a single power supply

I would like to design a device with opamp LM324 operating at roughly >5V. The device has to manipulate a signal on +/2.5V (Vpp:5V, DC balanced). If I want it to work without a split supply, can I ...