Part Number: OPA860
I am going to use OPA860 as a Forward amplifier (Common E configuration). However, I am not clear about its calculation (in Figure 48 in data sheet). In fact, I am using Oscilloscope for obtaining the Vo waveform, and Oscilloscope have 50Ohm input as indicated in bellow figure.
So, the RL = RC//RIN = 500//50 = 45.45 Ohm
So, gm = 1/(102*10^-3) = 9.8Ohm
Consequently, Gain = 45.45/(9.8+78) = 0.52.
But in the above figure, Gain = 5. I am really not clear about how it can be 5.
Could anyone please give me an explanation for this difference ?
This calculation is meant for a load of 500 Ohms. You will notice in the electrical characteristics on page 3 of the datasheet that RL = 500. Realistically, as you will see when doing the math the gain won't be exactly 5V/V but slightly greater as can be seen by calculations and the sim shown below:
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it's very simple:
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