TITLE

Small-signal bandwidth in a Big Bandwidth era

AUTHOR(S)
Laumeister, Bill
PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
EDN;2/2/2012, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article investigates the role of small-signal bandwidths in a communication era where big bandwidths predominate. According to the author, a lot of operational amplifiers include a small-signal bandwidth specification in their data sheets. Manufacturers base specifications on signal amplitudes that are approximately 0.1V. Applications can take advantage of small-signal bandwidths that can be greater than the large-signal bandwidth since the op amp is operating at midrange, the author adds.
ACCESSION #
71772729

 

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