CA3080 replacing with LM13600?

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Neil Groves

Joined Sep 14, 2011
I bought 3 CA3080's a while back and wanted to order another 10 for future projects since they are hard to come by, however the supplier doesn't have any more (bigbear) so i was wondering if i can use one half of an LM13600 instead?


sorry...i mean smallbear.


Joined Dec 26, 2010
@ SgtWookie: Could I ask a question on the OPs behalf please, in case he has not spotted this issue. What should be done with the linearising diodes present on the LM13600 inputs, but absent on the CA3080? Should they be left floating, or used in some way?

Regards Adjuster