Advancing op-amp technology for battery-powered and portable applications

21-05-2024 | WIN SOURCE | Power

WIN SOURCE now offers the OPA2241UA op-amp designed by Burr-Brown (now part of Texas Instruments). The device exemplifies cutting-edge innovation in low-power, high-performance electronic components.

This op-amp is tailored to satisfy the stringent demands of modern battery-powered and portable devices. At its core is its ultra-low power consumption, drawing only 25μA, making it excellent for applications where power efficiency is critical. The device supports single-supply operation from +2.7V to +36V and dual-supply operation from ±1.35V to ±18V, supplying versatility for various power configurations.

The device stands out with its rail-to-rail output capability, delivering output within 50mV of the power rails, enhancing its utility in applications requiring maximum output voltage swing. Its low input offset voltage (maximum ±250μV) ensures high precision in signal processing tasks, lowering the necessity for external calibration.

With a high CMRR of 124dB and an impressive open-loop gain of 128dB, the device maintains signal integrity and minimises noise interference, which is crucial for high-precision applications. These attributes, combined with a low noise density of 45nV/√Hz, make it a reliable option for sensitive instruments and medical devices.

The amplifier’s stability is highlighted by its ability to drive large capacitive loads, improving its reliability in diverse operating environments. It is unity-gain stable and can handle substantial capacitive loads, ensuring consistent performance across various applications.

Designed for ease of integration, the device comes in standard 8-pin DIP and SO-8 surface-mount packages, simplifying the design process for engineers. Its wide operating temperature range of -55C to +125C provides durability and consistent performance under various environmental conditions.

The op-amp’s versatility extends to numerous applications, including battery-powered instruments, portable devices, medical instruments, and test equipment. Its combination of low power consumption, high precision, and robust performance parameters makes it a key component in advancing operational amplifier technology, fulfilling the evolving demands of the electronics industry.

This op-amp provides a comprehensive solution for developers seeking a reliable and efficient operational amplifier. It exemplifies the fusion of innovation, performance, and energy efficiency essential in modern electronic design.


By Seb Springall

Seb Springall is a seasoned editor at Electropages, specialising in the product news sections. With a keen eye for the latest advancements in the tech industry, Seb curates and oversees content that highlights cutting-edge technologies and market trends.