Abstract: A high fidelity audio amplifier of the push-pull complementary symmetry type, featuring a feedback circuit with a bias sensing element connected to the output terminals of the output transistors. The feedback circuit includes a photoemitting element in optical communication with a photoconductive element which determines the relative voltage difference of the input terminals of the complementary symmetry output transistors.
Abstract: An arrangement for cancelling the input bias current, at picoampere levels, in linear integrated circuits such as operational amplifiers, comparators, and the like is disclosed herein. This arrangement utilizes circuitry including a tracking transistor which is virtually independent of the presence or absence of leakage current in the overall integrated circuit, even at relatively high temperatures, for example 125.degree. C., where leakage current can be most significant.
August 3, 1984
Date of Patent:
March 11, 1986
Linear Technology Corporation
Robert C. Dobkin, George Erdi, Carl T. Nelson