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Operational Amplifiers & Linear Integrated Circuits + Lab Manual


Affiliation: Mohawk Valley Community College

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This text covers the theory and application of operational amplifiers and other linear integrated circuits. It is appropriate for Associate and Bachelors degrees programs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering and similar areas of study. Topics include negative feedback, comparators, voltage amplifiers, summing and differencing amplifiers, high speed and high power devices, non-linear circuit applications, regulators, oscillators, integrators and differentiators, active filters and AD/DA conversion. A companion laboratory manual is available.

The companion laboratory manual features 22 separate exercises. It covers the theory and application of operational amplifiers and other linear integrated circuits. Exercises include discrete differential amplifier analysis; inverting, non-inverting and differential configurations; frequency response; slew rate; DC offset; OTA; oscillators; linear regulator; function synthesis; active filters; and integrators and differentiators.

Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1: Introductory Concepts and Fundamentals
  • Chapter 2: Operational Amplifier Internals
  • Chapter 3: Negative Feedback
  • Chapter 4: Basic Op Amp Circuits
  • Chapter 5: Practical Limitations of Op Amp Circuits
  • Chapter 6: Specialized Op Amps
  • Chapter 7: Non-Linear Circuits
  • Chapter 8: Voltage Regulation
  • Chapter 9: Oscillators and Frequency Generators
  • Chapter 10: Integrators and Differentiators
  • Chapter 11: Active Filters
  • Chapter 12: Analog-to-Digital-to-Analog Conversion
  • Appendices

James Fiore

James Fiore is a professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY. He has over 35 years of teaching and course development experience in ABET accredited electrical engineering technology programs. He is the author of several OER texts and laboratory manuals along with dozens of articles in trade journals and technical magazines covering the areas of electronic design, programming and electronic music production. Professor Fiore is a recipient of the 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship, the 2014 MVCC Award for Excellence in Scholarship, and the 2013 MVCC Aeries Award for community service. He is an advocate for OER and author/artist rights. Professor Fiore maintains web pages at the MVCC web site that include links to the latest versions of all of his OER titles in both pdf and odt formats at

He also maintains a mirror at his own site