Low-Pass Filter With Very Low DC Offset

This filter’s unusually low DC offset is due to the use of an OPA380 at U1. While this amplifier is usually employed as a transimpedance amplifier, it can also be used as an inverting op amp. In this configuration it provides wide bandwidth with extremely low input offset voltage and drift.

The OPA380 is a monolithic 85MHz GBW CMOS op amp with an internal auto- zeroed integrator. This integrator forces the high-speed op amp input offset and drift to virtually zero.

This 100kHz “Low-Pass Filter With Very Low DC Offset” circuit is a two- pole multiple- feedback filter with a Butterworth response. This filter has a DC gain of 1V/V or 0dB. Above the  -3dB corner frequency its response is close to theoretical up to 10MHz; above this frequency the finite GBW of U1 prevents much additional filter rolloff. An OPA380 is not suitable for a Sallen- Key active filter; that topology requires an op amp to be used as a non-inverting amplifier. The OPA380’s non-inverting input is a very low bandwidth integrator input. (Circuit is created by Neil P. Albaugh, TI – Tucson )

“Low-Pass Filter With Very Low DC Offset” Circuit:

LPF with very low DC offset-blog

Online Simulation of the “Low- Pass Filter With Very Low DC Offset” Circuit

The great feature of the TINA circuit simulator that you can analyze this circuit immediately with TINACloud the online version of TINA. Of course you can also run this circuit in the off-line version of TINA.

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Michael Koltai
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