Chapter 25

Common Application Mistakes


There are many common mistakes made by designers, even experienced designers. When you have access to a large number of inquiries made by designers to applications departments, they tend to recur enough that it is important to present them as a way to warn designers not to fall into these traps. Common mistakes include op amps operated at less than unity gain, op amps used as comparators, improper termination of unused op amps, current sources without load, improper application of current-feedback amplifiers, incorrect termination of a fully differential op amp, differential op amp with wrong DC operating point, or common-mode range, improper decoupling.


Improper application; Improper gain; ...

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