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These hands-on labs teach operational amplifiers including the inverting amplifier, non-inverting amplifier, differential amplifier, integrator, and differentiator. Designed for NI ELVIS II/II+.

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In these labs, students will build and interface with different operational amplifier circuitry to experimentally learn the fundamentals.The Integrator Operational Amplifiers Add-On Board provides a hands-on platform for teaching operational amplifiers including the inverting amplifier, non-inverting amplifier, differential amplifier, integrator, differentiator, and many more. The student is guided with step-by-step instructions through each of the 18 included labs and will use the educational board for hands-on experiments with the electric circuits, connect various power sources and meters, and conduct experiments with the studied circuits. The student will collect, display, and analyze data to using the provided LabVIEW-based lab software.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • The student will learn and experiment with different types of operational amplifiers using the Integrator Add-On Board and NI ELVIS.
  • Students interact with NI ELVIS hardware and virtual instrumentation to quickly measure and analyze data from the add-on board circuitry.

 

COURSE ALIGNMENT

 

Level University
Topic Operational Amplifiers
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills Basic circuit knowledge

INCLUDED COURSE LABS

Inverting amplifier

Students will theoretically determine the gain of an inverting amplifier, then experimentally determine the inverting amplifier’s gain by physically building the circuit. They also are guided through scoping traces of the amplifier’s output for different input signals.

Non-inverting amplifier

Students will theoretically determine the gain of a non-inverting amplifier, then experimentally determine the non-inverting amplifier’s gain by physically building the circuit. They also are guided through scoping traces of the amplifier’s output for different input signals.

Buffer amplifier (voltage follower)

Students will theoretically determine the gain of a buffer amplifier and plot the output voltage vs. input voltage of the amplifier.

Differential amplifier

Students will theoretically determine the gain of a differential amplifier, then experimentally determine the differential amplifier’s gain by physically building the circuit.

Addition and subtraction of analog signals

Students will theoretically determine the output voltage of an op-amp based adder, then experimentally determine the op-amp based adder’s output voltage by physically building the circuit.

Voltage-current converter

Students will theoretically determine the output current of an op-amp based voltage-current converter, then experimentally determine the op-amp based voltage-current converter’s output current by physically building the circuit.

Integrator

Students will theoretically determine the time constant of an op-amp based integrator, then experimentally determine the op-amp based integrator’s time constant by physically building the circuit. They also are guided through scoping traces of the integrator’s output for different input signals.

Differentiator

Students will theoretically determine the time constant of an op-amp based differentiator, then experimentally determine the op-amp based differentiator’s time constant by physically building the circuit. They also are guided through scoping traces of the differentiator’s output for different input signals.

Logarithmic amplifier

Students will theoretically determine the output voltage of an op-amp based log amplifier, then experimentally determine the op-amp based log amplifier’s output voltage by physically building the circuit. Students are also guided through experimentally finding the diode’s ideality factor and reverse bias current.

Exponential amplifier

Students will theoretically determine the output voltage of an exponential amplifier, then experimentally determine the exponential amplifier’s output voltage by physically building the circuit. Students are also guided through experimentally finding the diode’s ideality factor and reverse bias current.

Active rectifier

Students build and experimentally determine the output voltage of a passive half-wave rectifier, active half-wave rectifier, passive full wave rectifier, and active full wave rectifier. Students also scope the output voltages for the different rectifiers.

Comparator and Schmitt trigger

Students will theoretically determine the threshold voltages of an op-amp based Schmitt Trigger, then experimentally determine the op-amp based Schmitt Trigger’s threshold voltages by physically building the circuit.

Voltage clipper

Students will theoretically determine the voltage clipping levels of an op-amp based circuit, then experimentally determine the op-amp based circuit’s voltage clipping levels by physically building the circuit.

Phase shifter

Students will theoretically determine the output signal phase shift vs. input signal, then experimentally determine the output signal phase shift vs. input signal by physically building the circuit. Students will also determine the phase shifter circuit’s frequency and phase response.

Wien bridge oscillator

Students are guided in determining the op-amp based Wien bridge oscillator’s frequency that maximizes its feedback factor, as well as frequency and phase response characteristics.

Square and triangular waveform generator

Students will theoretically determine the output signal period and magnitude of an op-amp based square and triangular waveform generator, then experimentally determine the op-amp based square and triangular waveform generator’s output signal period and magnitude by physically building the circuit.

Monostable (one-shot) multivibrator

Students will theoretically determine the output pulse duration of an op-amp based monostable multivibrator, then experimentally determine the op-amp based monostable multivibrator’s output pulse duration by physically building the circuit.

NI ELVIS II/II+

NI ELVIS II/II+

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Integrator Operational Amplifiers Add-On Board

Integrator Operational Amplifiers Add-On Board

The Integrator Operational Amplifiers Add-On Board provides a hands-on platform for teaching operational amplifiers including the inverting amplifier, non-inverting amplifier, differential amplifier, integrator, differentiator, and many more.


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Detailed Requirements

Required Software

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  • NI ELVISmx 4.2.3 or later
  • Lab software (Installer included in the main download above)

Required Hardware

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  • NI ELVIS II / II+ - View Specifications
  • Integrator Operational Amplifiers Add-On Board - User manual is included in the main download above

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