Summing amplifier (how to set it up)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Cretin, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Cretin

    Thread Starter Member

    Dec 13, 2012
    Hey all I'm having a couple of problems designing a summing amplifier, and hoping you can help me out.

    So i am trying to design a summing amplifier as found below

    My requirements are:

    - when my R3 (potentiometer) is adjusted from one end of its travel ot the other, the Vo should be 4.0V p-p sinewave that has a DC offset, that varies from 5.0 to 10.0 volts

    I'm having a hard time calculating the values of R1,R2 and Rf, these are the formulas I have but I just can't get the values right...

    Here are my given formulas

    For 5VDC 1/3 = Rf/Ri+1000 and Rf/Ri = 4

    for 10VDC 2/3 = Rf/R2

    I am not quite sure what to do with these values. I havesolved for Rf and Ri so that

    Rf = 3500
    R1 = 875
    R2 = 5200

    Are those correct according to the calculations?

  2. crutschow


    Mar 14, 2008
    According to my calculations the correct values are:
    Rf = 6.67kΩ
    R1 = 1.67kΩ
    R2 = 10kΩ

    I leave their derivation as an exercise for the reader.
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  3. LvW

    Active Member

    Jun 13, 2013
    Cretin, I am afraid you have to recalculate.
    Example: R3=10k

    Actual Gain(DC)=-RF/(R2+R3)=-3.5/(15.2)=-0.23
    Required: -5/15=-1/3=-0.3333
  4. Cretin

    Thread Starter Member

    Dec 13, 2012
    Hey guys,

    Thanks for your help first off crutschow, i see now that to calculate the gain of each line coming into the inverting pin, i have to do a gain calculation for both R2+R3 and R1