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FAB4312 – Non-Inverting Amplifier Module (Discrete OpAmp, PDIP OpAmp)

This is our FAB4312 Non-Inverting Amplifier Module.  You can use any single opamp, 8-pin PDIP package like an LME49710, NE5534 or equivalent. It also features Mill-max sockets if you want to mount a 2520-style discrete opamp, like our DOA-12, DOA-17, 990C, API 2520, or compatible discrete opamp.

A trimmer is also provided to let you adjust DC offset to zero volts (0V). A 2-pin header is provided for connection of your gain control potentiometer (or selector switch, or digital potentiometer, or switched resistor ladder network).  In the future, we’ll be providing FAB modules that will offer these different options for controlling the gain of your amplifier.

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DOA-12 Discrete OpAmp

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The DOA-12 is a high-performance, discrete operational amplifier well suited for demanding audio applications due to it’s low noise, high slew rate, high gain capability, high output capability, and operation over a wide range of power supply voltages. It uses the standard discrete opamp 2520/990 footprint… a roughly 1”x1” device with (6) pins, a format commonly found and used in pro-audio gear.

Running at +/-24Volts supply voltage, the DOA-12 is capable of reaching +26dBu output (loaded with a 600:600 output transformer). Running at a slightly lower +/-18Volts supply voltage, the DOA-12 still achieves an impressive +24dBu maximum output.

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FAB4312 – Non-Inverting Amplifier Module

The FAB4312 is a standard Non-Inverting Amplifier using OpAmps, accommodating both the PDIP8 IC format, and the API 2520-footprint Discrete OpAmp format.

If you’ll be installing a Discrete OpAmp, MillMax sockets are required to be installed on the board.  An external connection, RGAIN, is required to control the gain of this amplifier. One typically uses a 10K or 22K Reverse Log Potentiometer for RGAIN in this circuit configuration.

Feel free to change the values of RF, RGAIN and R3 to suit your purpose. The formula for Voltage Gain for the amplifier is conveniently printed on the FAB Module.

For CF, we’re using a 100pf C0G NPO ceramic capacitor. You may have to adjust this capacitor value to suit the OpAmp you’ll be using in case you encounter instability or oscillations.

In addition, a trimmer resistor (R2) is provided to let you adjust DC Offset Voltage as close as possible to 0 Volts. By adjusting the DC offset to as little as possible, you reduce clicking noise when changing gain settings. This may not be an issue if you’ll be using a potentiometer for RGAIN, but if you’ll be using a selector switch to vary the value of RGAIN, then you’d want your DC offset as small as possible.

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