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


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This intermediate "Op-Amps 201" class is a continuation of the basic "Op-Amps 101" class, including more interesting types of op-amp circuits and additional helpful, practical troubleshooting tips and hints.  This class applies 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 effectively detect the various different problems commonly experienced with op-amps with the assistance of an oscilloscope.  Once you recognize the symptoms, the solutions can be easily found!

  • 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

Class Details

Tuition: $1,565 per student (plus the appropriate NMGRT if taught in New Mexico), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax

Prerequisite: Our Op-Amps 101 (Basic Op-Amp Theories & Applications) 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 & Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) for National Instruments (NI) Multisim & Ultiboard programs)

Related classes:  Op-Amps 101 (Basic Op-Amp Theories & Applications)Advanced ElectronicsTroubleshooting Electronics

Class length: 1 day

Class size: 15 minimum 

Class time: 8:30 AM to 5 PM (Mountain Time).   There is a 1-hour lunch (not included) scheduled from 12 PM to 1 PM.   There are 10-minute stretch breaks periodically throughout the day.

Class location: Please refer to the emailed registration confirmation that you received from Skolnik Tech upon your completion of class registration.  Thank you.

What to bring: Pen/pencil and paper to take 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.

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