Fast Single-Supply Peak Detector


1. Frequency compensation is determined by C1, C2, R2, and the sum of R1 and the forward resistance of D1. Since the dynamic resistance of D1 varies with current the peak detector must be analyzed for stability over its full output amplitude range.

2. The droop rate of the peak detector is determined by the input bias current of U1 plus the input bias current of the output buffer amplifier (not shown).

3. The input voltage range of 0 to +3.5V is limited by the CMV range of U1. R3 protects the op amp input from damage when the input voltage swings negative. (Circuit is created by Neil P. Albaugh  TI – Tucson)

Fast Single-Supply Peak Detector circuit:

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Michael Koltai