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R1 (OP-amp gain)

Here we solder the feedback resistor R1 on the PCB. In combination with R2 it sets the gain of the amplifier.

G = 1 + R1/R2

You might think that just the ratio is important but also the absolute values are. Resistors generate noise which is the higher the higher their values. For a low noise design you would like to have low resistance values. However, then the OP-amp can only drive a certain load. As a rule of thumb the lowest value for the feedback resistor should be 4.7K. This also keeps the power consumption of the amplifier within reasonable limits because the voltage divider R1/R2 obviously draws power from the OP-amps output. Here I have chosen 100K for the feedback resistor to keep the power consumption low.

Note that the capacitor C2 is not mentioned in the video clip. It acts as a 1st order lowpass filter with a cutoff at about 1kHz. It acts as an anti alias filter for the sigma delta ADC (USB-DUX sigma).

next step: Soldering the second gain setting resistor on the PCB

noninvopamp/r1.txt · Last modified: 2014/05/03 01:23 by berndporr