AN-356: User's Guide to Applying & Measuring Operational Amplifier Specifications - AN-356 Analog Devices Application Notes
AN-589: Ways to Optimize the Performance of a Difference Amplifier - AN-589 Analog Devices Application Notes. This Application Note presents several ways to build and optimize performance of a discrete difference amplifier. It also recommends amplifiers that will make overall solution cost/performance competitive with monolithic instrument amplifiers.
AN867: Temperature Sensing with a Programmable Gain Amplifier - Microchip Application Note Published 26-Jun-03
Analog Input Circuit Serves Any MicroController - 12/20/01 EDN-Design Ideas: The simple ADC in Figure 1 is perfect for getting analog signals into a purely digital microcontroller. Using just five surface-mount parts, you can assemble it for less than 50 cents (1000), which is approximately half cost of a single-chip- ADC approach in same volume. Moreover, this design takes only one pin from microcontroller to operate.
Circuit Performs High Speed Voltage to Current Current to Current Conversion - 07/25/02 EDN-Design Ideas: In low-power, single-supply analog applications, it is often desirable to maintain precise control of voltages much greater than the positive-supply rail. The circuit in Figure 1 allows you to amplify the input voltage, VIN, by a factor, A, which resistors R1 and R2 set. The output voltage, VOUT, equals AVIN, where A=R2/(R1+R2)..
High Gain Amplifier Circuit - In this project a 2-transistor amplifier is built on the first section of the Printed Circuit Board and a touch plate is connected to it so that the LED turns on when the plate is touched.
LED Driver Delivers Constant Luminosity - EDN-Design Ideas
LX5506M High Gain, High Efficiency Power Amplifier Also see LX5506 & LX5506B-AN-36 - Application Note 36 from Microsem
Network Imitates Thermocouples - 11/08/01 EDN-Design Ideas: Thermocouples find widespread use for temperature measurement in systems. During system design or testing, you must observe the system's response at different temperatures. However, it's inconvenient to heat a thermocouple.
Positive Feedback Yields Fast Amplifier with Precision DC Offset - 04/01/04 EDN-Design Ideas: Some signal-processing applications require a high-speed, low-noise, dc-coupled amplifier that incorporates a precision dc-offset adjustment. Examples include oscilloscopes, in which the offset adjustment typically acts as a "position" control), ADC-input gain blocks, and scanning-ion-beam-microscopy deflection circuitry..
Precise Gain Without External Resistors - DN348 Design Notes (Linear Technology)
Programmable Gain Amplifier is Low Cost - EDN-Design Ideas: Numerous programmable-gain amplifiers are available, but a simple solution provides the option of using 256 gain steps with an 8-bit DAC and higher steps with higher bit DACs (Figure 1). According to the inverting-amplifier configuration of an op amp, the output voltage is VOUT=VIN(RF/RIN)
Sensing Light with a Programmable Gain Amplifier - Microchip Application Note
Simple 0 to 24 dB Gain Amplifier & Balanced Line Driver - AS022 Jenson Transformer Application Note
Temperature Sensing with a Programmable Gain Amplifier - Microchip Application Note
Transistor Preamp - A versatile High Gain design. Can be Frequency compensated for Various applications including Dynamic Microphones Tape and Phono Applications...
Transmitter Accurately Transfers Voltage Input - EDN-Design Ideas: When you connect remote sensors to a central process controller, a simple, robust, and commonly used interface is the 4to 20-mA loop. The advantages of this current loop include the simplicity of just two twisted wires that share both power and signal, the loop's high noise immunity in harsh environments
User's Guide to Applying & Measuring Operational Amplifier Specifications - AN-356 Analog Devices Application Notes
Voltage to Current Converter Makes a Flexible Current Reference - 09/18/03 EDN-Design Ideas: The voltage-to-current converter in Figure 1 can both source and sink current. The circuit is more flexible than some traditional current references that require different topologies for current sourcing and sinking. Also, you can easily adjust the value of the current reference by simply adjusting the circuit's input voltage..
Ways to Optimize the Performance of a Difference Amplifier - AN-589 Analog Devices Application Notes. This Application Note presents several ways to build and optimize the performance of a discrete difference amplifier. It also recommends amplifiers that will make the overall solution cost/performance competitive with monolithic instrument amplifiers.