What are the differences Between a Comparator and an Amplifier?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Light Bulb, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Light Bulb

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    Is there any significant difference between a comparator and an amplifier? MOS level diagram , how do they differ?
     
  2. blocco a spirale

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    Amplifiers are designed with linearity in mind, but comparator outputs are all about switching (the output is either high or low) with no requirement for linearity.
     
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