Circuit Analysis Lab 6

Lab 6: Operational Amplifiers

Lab 6 will come from the published version of the lab manual.

Suggested Pre-Lab Activities

Completing the following activities before attending lab will save you time during the lab session.

  • You are going to be working with DIP chips in this class, which is very different from other circuits you have built up until this point. You may want to consider drawing pictures of how to connect your circuits based on the pins of the DIP chip. Or, you may want to use TinkerCAD to play around with the op-amps and build one or two circuits online before coming to class. You can use your TinkerCAD layout to help you out when you are in class.
Lab Manual Errata

The following are known errors in the lab manual corresponding to lab 6.

  • Page 63 should say “(a) Resistor R1 in circuit 2. Record this value on page 67.”
  • Page 63 should say “(b) Resistor R2 in circuit 3. Record this value on page 68.”
  • Page 63 should say “(c) Resistor R3 in circuit 4. Record this value on page 68.”
Lab Modifications

The following parts of lab 6 have been modified from the published version of the lab manual.

  • Circuit 6 has been modified. You will be given an updated version of this circuit at the start of the lab session. A GIF of how the circuit works is shown below.
GIF animation of the functionality of lab circuit 6. As a finger moves back and forth across a soft potentiometer, the brightness of an LED changes corresponding to that position.
Animated GIF showing the functionality of lab 6 circuit 6.
Resources

Watch/read the following resources prior to attending this lab. This information will teach you how to use lab equipment and provide suggestions and technical tips for successfully completing the lab.