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WORLD UNIVERSITY OF BANGLADESH


Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Course Name: Electronics II Lab

Experiment # 4: STUDY OF PRECISION RECTIFIER


USING OPAMP

OBJECTIVE:

To study the precision rectification operation using OPAMPs.

EQUIPMENTS:

Bread Board 1 piece


OPAMP (741) 2 pieces
Resistor : 10k 6 pieces
Diode 1N4148 2 pieces
Signal Generator 1 unit
Oscilloscope 1 unit
Analog Trainer Board 1 unit
Chords and wire

PREVIEW:

The OPerational AMPlifier or OPAMP is a versatile analog Integrated Circuit (IC) that is capable
of producing a very high gain.

Fig: 741 IC (OPAMP) pin


configuration

The precision full wave rectifier transmits one polarity of the input signal and inverts the other.
Thus both half cycles of an alternating voltage are transmitted but are converted to a single
polarity output. This can rectify input voltages with milivolt amplitude.

This type of circuit is useful to prepare signals for multiplication, averaging or demodulation.
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The precision rectifier is also called an absolute-value circuit. Its output equals the absolute value
of the input. In a precision rectifier the output is either negative or positive, depending on how the
diodes are installed.
Reference:
Coughlin and Driscoll, "Operational Amplifier & Linear Integrated Circuits "

R R R

R D1

Ei
D2 R

Circuit diagram 1

PERFORMANCE 1
Notes for the students: Read the theory carefully before starting the experiment. Let your setup be
checked by your lab instructor before connecting to the power supply.

Procedure:

1. Measure the resistances by multimeter and record their values.

2. Construct the circuit diagram 1. Apply +12V and 12V biasing voltages.

3. Set the input voltages Ei = 3 V peak to peak and frequency 2 kHz.

4. Observe the input and output voltage simultaneously in the oscilloscope.

5. Now draw the input and output wave shapes.

REPORT:

1. What are the advantages of using precision rectifier?

2. Describe the operation of a precision rectifier .

3. Design a precision rectifier of high input impedance.


4. What are the difference between rectifier and precision rectifier?