This circuit limits its output to a positive- going output only; negative output is clamped to ground. For negative inputs, D1 conducts and R2 provides negative feedback into U1’s summing junction. For positive inputs, D2 conducts and holds the summing junction to 0V. Thus the output across RL can only be positive. This characteristic is handy when driving single-supply amplifiers or unipolar A/D converters. For a negative output simply reverse D1 & D2. As shown, this circuit is a unity- gain inverter but it is also capable of providing voltage gain. Av = – 2 / R1. (Circuit is created by Neil P. Albaugh, TI – Tucson)
Positive Output Precision Voltage Limiter circuit:
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