How to make precision measurements on a nanopower budget, part 1: DC gain in nanopower op amps

Heightened accuracy and speed in an operational amplifier (op amp) has a direct relationship with the magnitude of its power consumption. Decreasing the current consumption decreases the gain bandwidth; conversely, decreasing the offset voltage increases the current consumption. Many such interactions between op amp electrical characteristics influence one another. With the increasing need for low power con ...

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HEARTYPATCH – OPEN SOURCE ECG PATCH WITH WIFI

HeartyPatch is a completely open source, single-lead, ECG-HR wearable patch with HRV (Heart Rate Variability) analysis. It is based on the popular ESP32 system-on-a-chip. By using low-cost, highly-integrated components, we are able to keep the BOM’s cost low, while the simplicity of the circuit design means future expansion will be easier. HeartyPatch can be used both as a lifestyle device for managing fitn ...

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Precision programmable current source uses two ICs

This Design Idea mates a precision current source IC with precision difference amp chips to create a programmable current source or sink. The resistor-programmable current source/sink in Figure 1 illustrates the basic topology, taking advantage of tightly matched on-chip resistor ratios instead of relying on absolute tolerances. he IIN current source gives rise to a reference voltage across Rf at the op-amp ...

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Increasing cable length in precision video applications

raditionally, the physical environment for transmitting video signals over long distances has been the shielded coax cable. Its quality and advantages are well known, and many times designers looking for off-the-shelf solutions do not know that long distance video transmission can be achieved with the same quality but for a much lower price. 1. Design The solution described in this article proposes as the p ...

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