**Part Number:**OPA4188

**Other Parts Discussed in Thread:**OPA188

OPA4188_config1.TSCOPA4188_config2.TSCOPA4188_config3.TSC

Hi,

I was performing noise analysis on below circuit using different configurations and hoping to match with the hand calculations, but it looks like I am missing something important.

Reference for calculation: "8.9 TI Precision Labs - Op Amps: Noise - Lab"

Config 1:

The results of hand calculation are matching with simulation as Vrmsnoise = 1.76uVrms

However, in the referred video, I noticed that, for thermal noise calculation only Rin is considered, not equivalent resistance. Can you please explain why?

Config 2:

Here RMS noise shot up to 298uVrms.

1. I ran simulation till 10MEG, however if I increase the frequency, noise is still shooting up. Since the cutoff or BWn came around 1KHz, I have considered to run it till 10MEG. Any thumb rule for considering the maximum frequency based on BWn value?

2. I also noticed that if I reduce the REF voltage from 2.5, the total rms noise is reducing. However not able to correlate it to the calculation?

I made two changes, one added differential input configuration and second, added reference or dc offset to that. How do I correlate it in the calculation?

Config 3:

In this, external RC is added of cut off 159KHz and total rms noise reduced to 47.28uVrms.

Noise contributed by o/p RC stage would be:

e.n_r1k = √4.K.Tn.R = 4.05nV/√Hz

Since output RC has one pole, correction factor k = 1.57

BWn = k.Fc = 1.57 x 159kHz = ~250kHz

E.n = e.n_r1k * √BWn = 2.02uVrms

If above calculation is correct for external RC filter, how should I include it to achieve total rms noise = 47.28uVrms

Thanks in advance!

Regards,

Sunney