Op-Amps 201 (Intermediate Op-Amp Theories & Applications):




Which class should I take, Op-Amps 101 or Op-Amps 201? 

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This intermediate "Op-Amps 201" class is in pursuant to the basic "Op-Amps 101" class, including more interesting types of op-amp circuits and additional helpful, practical troubleshooting tips and hints.  This class employs the theoretical concepts learned in the "Op-Amps 101" class and brings them to the next higher level of practicality.  Different op-amp circuit demonstrations will be utilized to illustrate and to explain how some of the seemingly harmless specifications presented in the manufacturer's data sheets can actually be treacherous and unsafe when used by inexperienced engineers.   Valuable, useful techniques will be discussed and studied, showing you both the correct as well as incorrect approaches when working with op-amps.  For example, driving capacitive loads is a case in point - Simply keep in mind that a long cable has enough capacitance to create major issues!  You will learn how to efficiently and effectively detect / identify the various different problems commonly experienced with op-amps with the assistance of an oscilloscope.  Once you recognize the symptoms, the solutions can be found readily and easily!

Our instructor understands that your work is important to you and that you want the right training which meets your requirements, and thatís why we offer the flexibility to customize our training to address your specific needs. 

Although a specific curriculum/agenda is presently established for each particular training class, on the first day of class, our expert trainer will inquire you about your work, what you already know, and what you would like to learn, to enable him/her to tailor the existing course to the precise needs of your job applications, as necessary. 

We want to provide you with the best, value-added training available, that is advantageous to you and to your business organization!


  • AC Gain separate from DC Gain (Single Supply Circuits with High AC Gain)

  • Slew Rate vs. Frequency GBW (Be Careful when Specifying an Op-Amp)

  • Cheaper is Better? (Free Filtering)

  • Active Rectifier (No More Diode Voltage Drop!)

  • Vos and Gain Error Corrections (With No Extra Parts)

  • Triangle-Wave Generator (Linear Ramping Voltages)

  • High Current (Driving 1-100 amps)

  • Current Source Circuits

  • Driving Capacitive Loads Without Oscillation

  • Trans-Impedance Amplifiers

  • High Voltage Circuits (30 - 450 Volts)

  • Positive Feedback

  • RC Filter on Feedback for Differential Amplifiers (High-Frequency Noise is the Bully!)

  • CMRR (Pros & Cons)

  • PSRR (And how to Improve the Results)

  • RF Rectification

Tuition: $1,465 (plus the appropriate NMGRT if taught in New Mexico), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax


Handbook:  Included


Prerequisite: Our "Op-Amps 101 (Basic Op-Amp Theories & Applications)" training class or equivalent knowledge and/or experience in op-amps


Target Audience: Technicians & Engineers


Instructor: Jay Skolnik, PE (Professional Licensed Electrical Engineer & ESD Program Manager Certified by ESD Association & iNARTE ESDC Certified & IPC ESDC Certified Instructor & Active Member of ESD Association & Certified ESD Specialist / Plant Auditor & Certified ESDA TR53 Technician by ESDA & Member of ESDA Education Council &  ESDA Education Committee Chair & Member of ESDA Manufacturing Track Committee & Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) for National Instruments (NI) Multisim & Ultiboard programs)


Related Course:  Op-Amps 101 (Basic Op-Amp Theories & Applications), Advanced Electronics, Troubleshooting Electronics


Class Length: 1 day


Class Exam:  None


Class Size: 10 minimum 


Dates: (please click here for our training class schedule)


Times: 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. There is a 1-hour lunch (not included) scheduled from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. There are 10-minute stretch breaks periodically throughout the day.


Training Location:

Staybridge Suites Albuquerque North

5817 Signal Ave. NE

Albuquerque, NM  87113 

Phone: (877)238-8889 or (505)266-7829



From I-25, take the Alameda Exit 233 East bound.

Turn right at the STOP sign from Alameda Blvd. onto San Pedro Dr.

Turn right onto Signal Ave. from San Pedro Dr.

The building address is 5817 Signal Ave. NE.

Please enter through the main entrance of the facility and follow the Skolnik signs posted inside the building to arrive to the conference room.


What to bring: Pencil and paper for taking notes, and a calculator if you have one


What to wear: Casual, comfortable clothes


Inclement weather:  Should we experience inclement weather at any time during the training period, please check our web site at www.skolnik-tech.com or call us at (505) 299-1157 early in the morning on the class date prior to start of class, for instructions regarding the training schedule for that particular class date.  Thank you.


Registration: (please click here to register)


Lodging Accommodation (for our valued out-of-town guests):

Staybridge Suites Albuquerque North

5817 Signal Ave. NE

Albuquerque, NM  87113 

Phone: (877)238-8889 or (505)266-7829



       Skolnik Technical is also an active member of the ESD Association.