The Impact of New Architectures on the Ubiquitous Operational Amplifier

  • D. F. Bowers


The operational amplifier has steadily evolved since its inception almost fifty years ago. Sometimes though, radically new architectures appear to fill market requirements. Also, the availability of new I.C. processes such as BiCMOS and Complementary Bipolar yield components which have not previously been available to the op-amp designer. This paper is a review of some recent and not so recent developments.


Operational Amplifier Output Stage Slew Rate Input Stage Input Buffer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Bowers
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  1. 1.PMI DivisionAnalog Devices Inc.Santa ClaraUSA

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