ECE Course Outline

ECE4435

Operational Amplifier Design (2-3-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 3041 [min C] or ECE 3043 [min C]
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Analysis and design techniques for the utilization of integrated circuit operational amplifiers for applications in electronic systems.
Textbook(s)
Franco, Design with Operational Amplifiers and Analog Integrated Circuits (4th edition), McGraw Hill, 2014. ISBN 9780078028168 (required)

Topical Outline
Properties of Op-Amps
  The ideal op-amp.  Open-loop gain, input resistance, and output 
  resistance.

Ideal Op-Amp Circuits
  Inverting and non-inverting amplifiers.  Differential input and output 
  amplifiers.  Integrators and differentiators.  Single-pole low-pass and
  high-pass amplifiers.  The op-amp as a comparator.  

Op-Amp Active Filters
  Filter transfer functions.  Butterworth, Chebyshev, Thompson, and 
  elliptic approximations.  Sallen-Key, infinite-gain-multi-feedback, state 
  variable, generalized impedance converter, and switched capacitor   
  topologies.

Nonlinear Applications
  Precision rectifier, peak detector, wave-shaping, and log-converter 
  circuits.

Characteristics of Non-Ideal Op-Amps
  Open-loop transfer function, bandwidth, gian-bandwith product, slew rate, 
  power bandwidth, clipping, rise time, offset voltages and currents, 
  stability, frequency compensation, noise. 

Op-Amp Signal Generator Circuits
  Sine-wave oscillators, triangle-wave generators, square-wave generators, 
  and pulse generators.

Other Applications of op-Amps
  Applications to digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters, 
  electronic switching circuits, voltage-to-current converters, and 
  voltage-to-frequency and frequency-to-voltage converters.