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Analog Dialogue

Volume 46, Number 1

Copyright © 2012 by Analog Devices

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Robust Amplifiers Provide Integrated Overvoltage Protection

Faulty performance or damage can occur when an op amp’s input voltage exceeds the specified input-voltage range. This article discusses some common causes and effects of overvoltage conditions, how cumbersome overvoltage protection can be added to an unprotected amplifier, and how the integrated overvoltage protection of newer amplifiers provides a compact, robust, cost-effective solution.

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