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Op-Amp Design

  1. Mar 6, 2014 #1

    Maylis

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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Design an op-amp circuit that can perform the operation:Vo = 12VS1+3VS2, while simultaneously presenting an input resistance of 50 kΩ on the input side for source VS1 and an input resistance of 25 kΩ on the input side for source VS2.

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am looking at Op-Amp gains, and I cannot find a model that will produce this output. A summation amplifier won't do it, nor a difference amplifier. What kind of model should I use?
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2014 #2

    PhysicoRaj

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    On what basis did you get this?
     
  4. Mar 6, 2014 #3

    Maylis

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    By looking at the equations of the gains of the respective amplifiers.

    The equation has a positive sign, and the equation for a difference amplifier for Vout is given here
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat...erential_amplifier_.28difference_amplifier.29

    Notice the -Rf/R1 * v1 term.

    None of the equations for any of the op-amps in that article seem to work with what I want.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2014 #4

    CWatters

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    A summing amplifier can be non-inverting.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2014 #5

    PhysicoRaj

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    The output is (12)V1+(3)V2. Seeing this what op-amp configuration do you think would be suitable? Forget about gains for a second.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2014 #6

    Maylis

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    A Difference amplifier
     
  8. Mar 6, 2014 #7

    berkeman

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    "Difference" implies subtraction. Where do you see a subtraction?
     
  9. Mar 6, 2014 #8
    Try to use summing amplifier + ?? amplifier
     
  10. Mar 7, 2014 #9

    Maylis

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    the problem with the summing circuit is that Rf/50kΩ = 12 and Rf/25kΩ = 3 will not give a solution for Rf.

    A non-inverting summer will have the same problem, where G is not satisfied by the two equations with the input resistances being set.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2014 #10

    PhysicoRaj

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    Does your problem put a limit on to the number of amps used?
     
  12. Mar 7, 2014 #11

    Maylis

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    No, you can use multiple op-amps
     
  13. Mar 7, 2014 #12
    So you can use summing amplifier and one voltage follower + 50K resistor between follower input the Vs1, and one non-inverting amplifier.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2014 #13

    NascentOxygen

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    Can you pass an input through a potential divider?
     
  15. Mar 8, 2014 #14

    PhysicoRaj

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    Then it should not be difficult. You can have a unique Rf for each op-amp.
     
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