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Review of Pease: AN-1485 The Effect of Heavy Loads on the Accuracy and Linearity of Operational Amplifier Circuits

Download AN-1485 The Effect of Heavy Loads on the Accuracy and Linearity of Operational Amplifier Circuits

Pease explains the behavior of the output of real op amps when they have to drive heavy loads, depending on the design of the output stage. The discussion of the effects of temperature gradients is also very interesting. Most of the app note consists of X-Y plots that show the output nonlinearities of various Op Amps, together with detailed discussions of the results.

You might also be interested in the other app notes and columns by Bob Pease.

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