clamper using opamp

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  1. onlyvinod56

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    Hello.

    I have a symmetrical triangular wave with specifications mentioned below:

    Vpp = 2v
    freq = 1000Hz. (voltage swings from +1 to -1)

    i need two clamper circuits such that the following requirements should be fulfilled.

    1) Vpp = 2V; same freq.; voltage should swing from +2v to 0v

    2) Vpp = 2V; same freq; voltage swing range +4v to +2v

    I have few 741 opamps and i want to utilize them.
     
  2. w2aew

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    Easy to do with the 741. Power it up with a dual power supply (+/-9, or 12 or 15V). Configure as inverting unity gain (output connected to inverting input via 1K resistor, and 1K resistor from inverting input to your signal. Then, arrange a voltage divider that will apply +1V to the non-inverting input. This will invert the triangle wave (won't matter it is symmetrical), and cause the output to vary between +2V and 0V.

    Same circuit as above, but create a voltage divider to apply +1.5V to the non-inverting input. This will cause the output to vary between +4V and +2V.
     
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  3. Ron H

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    That will work, IF you make the voltage on the non-inverting input +0.5V.

    If the inversion is not acceptable,there are various ways to do it.

    BTW, these are not clampers, they are level shifters.
     
  4. onlyvinod56

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    Thankyou w2aew.
    Does this shifter work for any frequency?
     
  5. onlyvinod56

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    Tell me if iam wrong.....

    Inversion can be cancelled here by giving the signal to non inverting terminal.

    Or

    For the same circuit i have to connect a non inverting amp again.
    OK. level shifters. Thankyou RON.
     
  6. Ron H

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    You can do it with a noninverting circuit, but of course it will be different than that described by w2aew. Or, you can use his circuit (with the change that I mentioned in post #3), but you will have to change the DC offset voltages from positive to negative, and add an inverting unity gain circuit.
     
  7. onlyvinod56

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    Here are my simulated results.
     
  8. onlyvinod56

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    Ok. I'll simulate it. I'll be back soon.
     
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