MCQs in Operational Amplifiers

MCQs in Operational Amplifiers from the book Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory 10th Edition by Robert L. Boylestad.

MCQs for Operational Amplifiers
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Online Questions and Answers Topic Outline

  • MCQs in Differential Amplifier circuit
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  • MCQs in Op-Amp Basics
  • MCQs in Practical Op-Amp Circuits
  • MCQs in Op-Amp Specifications—DC Offset Parameters
  • MCQs in Op-Amp Specifications—Frequency Parameters
  • MCQs in Op-Amp Unit Specifications
  • MCQs in Differential and Common-Mode Operation

Practice Exam Test Questions

Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

1. In which of the following are operational amplifiers (op-amps) used?

  • a. Oscillators
  • b. Filters
  • c. Instrumentation circuits
  • d. All of the above

2. This circuit is an example of a _____.

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  • a. single-ended input
  • b. double-ended (differential) input
  • c. double-ended output
  • d. common-mode operation

3. This circuit is an example of a _____.

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  • a. single-ended input
  • b. double-ended (differential) input
  • c. double-ended output
  • d. common-mode operation

4. This circuit is an example of a _____.

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  • a. single-ended input
  • b. double-ended (differential) input
  • c. double-ended output
  • d. common-mode operation

5. This circuit is an example of a _____.

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  • a. single-ended input
  • b. double-ended (differential) input
  • c. double-ended output
  • d. common-mode operation

6. In which of the following operations is the resulting output signal of the differential amplifier near zero?

  • a. Single-ended
  • b. Double-ended
  • c. Common-mode
  • d. None of the above

7. In the differential amplifier circuit, which of the following terminals are connected together?

  • a. Bases
  • b. Collectors
  • c. One base to another collector
  • d. Emitters

8. Which of the following circuits is referred to as a BiMOS circuit?

  • a. Bipolar and FET
  • b. Bipolar and MOSFET
  • c. Opposite-type MOSFETs
  • d. None of the above

9. An IC unit made using both _____ and _____ transistors is called a _____ circuit.

  • a. bipolar, MOSFET, BiFET
  • b. bipolar, MOSFET, BiMOS
  • c. TTL, MOSFET, TailFET

10. What is the level of the voltage between the input terminals of an op-amp?

  • a. Virtually zero
  • b. 5 V
  • c. 18 V
  • d. 22 V

11. What is the level of the current through the amplifier input(s) to ground in an op-amp?

  • a. Virtually zero
  • b. 1.7 mA
  • c. 2.8 mA
  • d. 3.3 mA

12. If Rf = R1’, the voltage gain is _____.

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  • a. 1
  • b. –1
  • c. 10
  • d. very small

13. Calculate the overall voltage gain of the circuit if R1 = 100 and Rf = 1 kΩ.

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  • a. –1
  • b. –10
  • c. 11
  • d. 9

14. Calculate the overall voltage gain of the circuit if R1 = 100 Ω and Rf = 1 kΩ.

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  • a. –1
  • b. –10
  • c. 11
  • d. 9

15. What is the voltage gain of the unity follower?

  • a. 0
  • b. 1
  • c. –1
  • d. Infinity

16. Calculate the input voltage if R1 = 100 Ω, Rf = 1 kΩ, and Vout = 550 mV.

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  • a. –50 mV
  • b. –5 mV
  • c. 550 mV
  • d. 50 mV

17. Calculate the output voltage if R1 = R2 = R3 = 100 Ω, Rf = 1 kΩ, and V1 = V2 = V3 = 50 mV.

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  • a. –1.5 V
  • b. 1.5 V
  • c. 0.5 V
  • d. –0.5 V

18. What is the scale multiplier (factor) of a basic integrator?

  • a. R / C
  • b. C / R
  • c. –RC
  • d. –1 / RC

19. The summing amplifier contains an inverting amplifier.

  • a. True
  • b. False

20. This circuit is referred to as a(n) _____.

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  • a. inverting amplifier
  • b. noninverting amplifier
  • c. unity follower
  • d. integrator

21. This circuit is referred to as a(n) _____.

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  • a. inverting amplifier
  • b. noninverting amplifier
  • c. differentiator
  • d. integrator

22. This circuit is referred to as a(n) _____.

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  • a. inverting amplifier
  • b. noninverting amplifier
  • c. differentiator
  • d.integrator

23. Which of the following circuit conditions affect(s) the output offset voltage of an op-amp?

  • a. An input offset voltage, VIO
  • b. An input offset current, IIO
  • c. Both an input offset voltage, VIO and an input offset current, IIO
  • d. None of the above

24. What is the level of the roll-off in most op-amps?

  • a. –6 dB / decade
  • b. –20 dB / octave
  • c. –6 dB / decade or –20 dB / octave
  • d. –20 dB / decade or –6 dB / octave

25. Which of the following is (are) the result of gain reduction by a feedback?

  • a. The amplifier voltage gain is a more stable and precise value.
  • b. The input impedance of the circuit is increased over that of the op-amp alone.
  • c. The output impedance is reduced over that of the op-amp alone.
  • d. All of the above

26. What is the open-loop gain of an op-amp at the gain-bandwidth product of the op-amp?

  • a. 200,000
  • b. 50,000
  • c. 200
  • d. 1

27. What is the cutoff frequency of an op-amp if the unity-gain frequency is 1.5 MHz and the open-loop gain is 100,000?

  • a. 5 Hz
  • b. 10 Hz
  • c. 15 Hz
  • d. 20 Hz

28. What is the slew rate of an op-amp if the output voltages change from 2 V to 3 V in 0.2 ms?

  • a. 5 V/ms
  • b. 3 V/ms
  • c. 2 V/ms
  • d. 1 V/ms

29. For an op-amp having a slew rate SR = 5 V/ms, what is the maximum closed-loop voltage gain that can be used when the input signal varies by 0.2 V in 10 ms?

  • a. 150
  • b. 200
  • c. 250
  • d. 300

30. Calculate the output impedance of an inverting op-amp using the 741 op-amp (ro = 75 Ω, AOL = 200 V/mV) if R1 = 100 Ω and Rf = 1 kΩ.

  • a. 0.011
  • b. 0.00375
  • c. 0.0375
  • d. 0.375

31. What is the difference output voltage of any signals applied to the input terminals?

  • a. The differential gain times the difference input voltage.
  • b. The common-mode gain times the common input voltage.
  • c. The sum of the differential gain times the difference input voltage and the common-mode gain times the common input voltage.
  • d. The difference of the differential gain times the difference input voltage and the common-mode gain times the common input voltage.

32. What is the difference voltage if the inputs are an ideal opposite signal?

  • a. The differential gain times twice the input signal.
  • b. The differential gain times the input signal.
  • c. The common-mode gain times twice the input signal.
  • d. The common-mode gain times the input signal.

33. What is the difference voltage if the inputs are an ideal in-phase signal?

  • a. The differential gain times twice the input signal.
  • b. The differential gain times the input signal.
  • c. The common-mode gain times twice the input signal.
  • d. The common-mode gain times the input signal.

34. At what input voltage level does the output voltage level become numerically equal to the value of the differential gain of the amplifier?

  • a. Vi1 = –Vi2 = 0.25 V
  • b. V i1 = –V i2 = 0.50 V
  • c. V i1 = –V i2 = 0.75 V
  • d. V i1 = –Vi2 = 1.00 V

35. At what input voltage level does the output voltage level become numerically equal to the value of the common-mode gain of the amplifier?

  • a. Vi1 = –Vi2 = 0.25 V
  • b. Vi1 = –Vi2 = 0.50 V
  • c. Vi1 = –Vi2 = 0.75 V
  • d.Vi1 = –Vi2 = 1.00 V

FILL-IN-THE-BLANKS

1. An operational amplifier is a _____ gain and _____ bandwidth differential amplifier.

  • A. very low, narrow
  • B. low, wide
  • C. medium, narrow
  • D. very high, wide

2. An operational amplifier has a _____ input impedance and a _____ output impedance.

  • A. high, low
  • B. high, high
  • C. low, low
  • D. low, high

3. The output signal of an op-amp is _____ out of phase with its input signal connected to the inverting input terminal.

  • A. 0º
  • B. 90º
  • C. 180º
  • D. 270º

4. In double-ended (differential) input operation, _____.

  • A. an input is applied between the two input terminals
  • B. two separate signals are applied to the input terminals
  • C. either an input is applied between the two input terminals or two separate signals are applied to the input terminals
  • D. None of the above

5. An input applied to either input terminal will result in _____.

  • A. outputs from both output terminals, which have opposite polarities
  • B. outputs from both output terminals, which have the same polarities
  • C. a single output from one of the output terminals
  • D. None of the above

6. In a differential connection, the signals that are opposite at the inputs are _____ amplified, and those that are common to the two inputs are _____ amplified.

  • A. slightly, slightly
  • B. slightly, highly
  • C. highly, highly
  • D. highly, slightly

7. In a differential amplifier circuit, if an input signal is applied to either input with the other input connected to ground, the operation is referred to as _____.

  • A. double-ended
  • B. single-ended
  • C. common-mode
  • D. All of the above

8. If two opposite-polarity input signals are applied, the operation is referred to as _____.

  • A. double-ended
  • B. single-ended
  • C. common-mode
  • D. All of the above

9. If the same input is applied to both inputs, the operation is called _____.

  • A. double-ended
  • B. single-ended
  • C. common-mode
  • D. All of the above

10. The main feature of the differential amplifier is the _____ gain when opposite signals are applied to the inputs as compared to the _____ gain resulting from common inputs.

  • A. very large, large
  • B. very small, large
  • C. very small, very large
  • D. very large, very small

11. An IC unit containing a differential amplifier built using both bipolar and FET transistors is referred to as a _____ circuit.

  • A. CMOS
  • B. BiFET
  • C. BiMOS
  • D. None of the above

12. An IC unit containing a differential amplifier built using opposite-type MOSFET transistors is referred to as a _____ circuit.

  • A. CMOS
  • B. BiFET
  • C. BiMOS
  • D. None of the above

13. A _____ differential amplifier is particularly well suited for battery operation due to its low power consumption.

  • A. BiFET
  • B. BiMOS
  • C. CMOS
  • D. BJT

14. An ideal op-amp circuit has _____input impedance, _____ output impedance, and _____ voltage gain.

  • A. zero, infinite, infinite
  • B. infinite, zero, zero
  • C. zero, zero, infinite
  • D. infinite, zero, infinite

15. The _____ amplifier is the most widely used constant-gain amplifier circuit.

  • A. inverting
  • B. noninverting
  • C. differential
  • D. None of the above

16. The feedback component of an integrator is a(n) _____.

  • A. resistor
  • B. capacitor
  • C. inductor
  • D. diode

17. _____ is the unit for the slew rate, SR.

  • A. V/ms
  • B. ms/V
  • C. V
  • D. V/s

18. The maximum frequency at which an op-amp may operate depends on the _____.

  • A. bandwidth (BW)
  • B. slew rate (SR)
  • C. unity-gain bandwidth
  • D. All of the above

19. As the supply voltage increases, the voltage gain of the circuit _____ and the power consumption _____.

  • A. increases, increases
  • B. increases, decreases
  • C. decreases, decreases
  • D. decreases, increases

20. As the frequency increases, the input impedance of an op-amp _____ and the output impedance _____.

  • A. increases, increases
  • B. increases, decreases
  • C. decreases, decreases
  • D. decreases, increases

21. Inverting amplifier connection is more widely used because it has _____.

  • A. higher gain
  • B. better frequency stability
  • C. unit gain
  • D. None of the above

22. The output offset voltage is determined by _____.

  • A. the input offset voltage and input offset current
  • B. the closed-loop gain
  • C. both the input offset voltage and the closed-loop gain
  • D. None of the above

23. The ratio of the unity-gain frequency to the cutoff frequency is numerically equal to the level of _____.

  • A. CMRR
  • B. common-mode gain
  • C. closed-loop gain
  • D. open-loop gain

24. When both input signals are the same, a common signal element due to the two inputs can be defined as the _____ of the two signals.

  • A. difference
  • B. sum
  • C. average of the sum
  • D. product

25. The common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR) is defined by _____.

  • A. Ad / Ac
  • B. Ac / Ad
  • C. Ad × Ac
  • D. Ad + Ac

26. Ideally, the value of the CMRR is _____. Practically, the _____ the value of CMRR, the better the circuit operation.

  • A. zero, smaller
  • B. infinite, larger
  • C. zero, larger
  • D. infinite, smaller

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