After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Analyze instrumentation amplifiers.
- Discuss the advantages of using instrumentation amplifiers versus simple op amp differential amplifiers.
- Analyze and detail the advantages of programmable op amps and give possible applications.
- Detail the advantages of high-speed and high-power op amps and give possible applications.
- Describe an OTA, noting how it differs from a programmable op amp, and give possible applications.
- Describe the operation of a Norton amplifier, compare how it is used relative to ordinary op amps, and analyze circuitry that makes use of Norton amplifiers.
- Describe the operation of current feedback op amps, and explain what their primary advantages are.
- Describe the need and usage of application-specific integrated circuits.