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- What are the transistor characteristics and limitations from building an ideal op-amp?
What are the transistor characteristics and limitations from building an ideal op-amp?
Is this for schoolwork/self-study? Or another thought experiment like your recent CMOS current thread?ZeroFunGame said:Summary:: What are the transistor characteristics and limitations from building an ideal op-amp?
What are the transistor characteristics and limitations from building an ideal op-amp?
You can start with the introductory article on opamps at Wikipedia:ZeroFunGame said:Any recommended reading on how to understand the inner workings would also be much appreciated.
The main limitations of using real transistors to build an ideal op-amp include non-ideal characteristics such as finite gain, input and output impedance, and bandwidth limitations. These imperfections can result in errors and distortions in the op-amp's output signal.
The finite gain of real transistors limits the amplification capabilities of an ideal op-amp. This means that the output signal will not be an exact replica of the input signal and will have some level of distortion.
The input and output impedance limitations of real transistors can cause loading effects, which can affect the accuracy and stability of an ideal op-amp. This can result in errors and distortions in the output signal.
The bandwidth limitations of real transistors can result in a limited frequency response for an ideal op-amp. This means that the op-amp will not be able to accurately amplify signals with frequencies outside of its bandwidth, resulting in distortions and errors in the output signal.
While it is not possible to completely eliminate the limitations of using real transistors to build an ideal op-amp, they can be minimized through careful design and selection of components, as well as the use of compensation techniques such as feedback and frequency compensation. Additionally, advancements in semiconductor technology have led to the development of op-amps with improved performance and reduced limitations.