• on Test & Measurement
  • Published in issue 1/2011 on page 64
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Opamp versus Comparator

Superficially similar yet decidedly different

Opamp versus Comparator
Practically every lecture course or textbook on electronics describes how to use an operational amplifier as a comparator. Here we look at the possibility in more detail, and see how it can often be a very poor idea.
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