Floyd: MCQ in Special-Purpose Op-Amp Circuits

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Floyd: MCQ in Special-Purpose Op-Amp Circuits

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Special-Purpose Op-Amp Circuits from the book Electronic Devices – Electron Flow Version and Conventional Current Version 8th Edition by Thomas L. Floyd. If you are looking for a reviewer in Electronics Engineering this will definitely help. I can assure you that this will be a great help in reviewing the book in preparation for your Board Exam. Make sure to familiarize each and every questions to increase the chance of passing the ECE Board Exam.

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Practice Exam Test Questions

Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

1. A log amplifier may use the __________ junction of a BJT in the feedback loop.

A. base-collector

B. base-emitter

C. emitter-collector

D. emitter-ground

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Answer: Option C

Solution:

2. An antilog amplifier has a _________ in series with the input.

A. BJT

B. diode

C. diode or BJT

D. resistor

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

3. Instrumentation amplifiers are normally used to measure

A. small differential signal voltages.

B. signals superimposed on a common-mode voltage often much larger than the signal voltage.

C. both of the above

D. none of the above

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

4. The main difference between the isolation amplifier and an instrumentation amplifier is

A. an instrumentation amplifier has an input stage.

B. an instrumentation amplifier has an output stage.

C. an instrumentation amplifier has a differential stage.

D. the input, output, and power supply stages of an isolation amplifier are all electrically isolated from each other.

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Answer: Option D

Solution:

5. An OTA has

A. a bias-current input terminal.

B. high output impedance.

C. no fixed open-loop voltage gain.

D. all of the above

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Answer: Option D

Solution:

6. Transconductance is the ratio of the output

A. current to the input voltage.

B. current to the input current.

C. voltage to the input voltage.

D. voltage to the input current.

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Answer: Option A

Solution:

7. The log of a number is the

A. base to which the power must be raised to get that number.

B. power to which the base must be raised to get that number.

C. base of that number.

D. power of that number.

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Answer: Option B

Solution:

8. What part of the characteristic curve of a diode is useful for log amplifiers?

A. the log region above 0.7 V

B. the log region below 0.7 V

C. the log region between 0 V and 0.7 V

D. the log region below the zener voltage

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Answer: Option C

Solution:

9. In logarithmic signal compression,

A. large and small voltages are compressed equally.

B. large voltages are compressed more than small voltages.

C. large voltages are compressed less than smaller voltages.

D. none of the above

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Answer: Option B

Solution:

10. A constant-current source delivers a load current that

A. remains constant when the load resistance changes.

B. varies with load resistance.

C. varies inversely with load resistance.

D. varies inversely with input voltage.

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Answer: Option A

Solution:

11. A current-to-voltage converter produces a

A constant output voltage for a variable input current.

B. variable output voltage for a constant input current.

C. proportional output voltage for a variable input current.

D. proportional output current for a variable input voltage.

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Answer: Option C

Solution:

12. Refer to Figure 14-1(a). This circuit is a setup for

Floyd: MCQ in Special-Purpose Op-Amp Circuits

Figure 14-1

A. an antilog amplifier.

B. a constant-current source.

C. an instrumentation amplifier.

D. an isolation amplifier.

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

13. Refer to Figure 14-1(b). This circuit is a setup for

A. an antilog amplifier.

B. a constant-current source.

C. an instrumentation amplifier.

D. an isolation amplifier.

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

14. Refer to Figure 14-1(c). This circuit is a setup for

A. an antilog amplifier.

B. a constant-current source.

C. an instrumentation amplifier.

D. an isolation amplifier.

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

15. Refer to Figure 14-1(d). This circuit is a setup for

A. an antilog amplifier.

B. a constant-current source.

C. an instrumentation amplifier.

D. an isolation amplifier.

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

16. The OTA has a _____ input impedance and a _____ CMRR.

A. high, low

B. low, high

C. high, high

D. low, low

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

17. Refer to Figure 14-2. Which circuit is known as a voltage-to-current converter?

Floyd: MCQ in Special-Purpose Op-Amp Circuits

Figure 14-2

A. a

B. b

C. c

D. d

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

18. Refer to Figure 14-2. Which circuit is known as a current-to-voltage converter?

A. a

B. b

C. c

D. d

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

19. Refer to Figure 14-2. Which circuit is known as an OTA?

A. a

B. b

C. c

D. d

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

20. Refer to Figure 14-2. Which circuit is known as a peak detector?

A. a

B. b

C. c

D. d

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

21. A(n) _____ amplifier is a differential voltage-gain device that amplifies the difference between the voltages existing at its two input terminals.

A. instrumentation

B. isolation

C. operational transconductance

D. log

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

22. The main purpose of an instrumentation amplifier is to amplify _____ signals that are riding on _____ common-mode voltages.

A. small, small

B. small, large

C. large, small

D. large, large

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

23. What is a key characteristic of an instrumentation amplifier?

A. high CMRR

B. high output offset

C. high output impedance

D. none of the above

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Answer: Option A

Solution:

24. A basic _____ amplifier is formed by three op-amps and seven resistors.

A. instrumentation

B. isolation

C. log

D. antilog

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

25. The voltage gain of a basic instrumentation amplifier is set by a(n)

A. diode.

B. capacitor.

C. resistor.

D. inductor.

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

26. A(n) _____ amplifier provides “a barrier” between the input and output for the protection of human life or sensitive equipment.

A. instrumentation

B. isolation

C. operational transconductance

D. voltage-to-current

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Answer: Option B

Solution:

27. What is (are) the principal area(s) of application for isolation amplifiers?

A. medical

B. power plant

C. automation

D. all of the above

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

28. The operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) is primarily a _____ -to- _____ amplifier.

A. current, voltage

B. voltage, current

C. current, resistance

D. resistance, current

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

29. A log amplifier has _____ in the feedback loop.

A. a diode

B. a BJT

C. a resistor

D. either a diode or a BJT

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

30. The process known as signal compression is used with a(n) ____ amplifier.

A. log

B. antilog

C. instrumentation

D. isolation

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

TRUE/FALSE

1. One of the key characteristics of an instrumentation amplifier is high input impedance.

A. True

B. False

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

2. To construct an instrumentation amplifier, two op-amps and seven resistors are needed.

A. True

B. False

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Answer: Option B

Solution:

3. An isolation amplifier provides ac isolation between input and output.

A. True

B. False

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

4. One of the principal areas of application for an isolation amplifier is power plant instrumentation.

A. True

B. False

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

5. The main purpose of an instrumentation amplifier is to amplify small signals riding on large common-mode voltages.

A. True

B. False

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

6. Instrumentation amplifiers are commonly used in environments with high common-mode noise.

A. True

B. False

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

7. In an isolation amplifier, the third op-amp is used as a unity-gain differential amplifier.

A. True

B. False

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

8. An OTA is primarily a current-to-voltage amplifier.

A. True

B. False

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

9. OTA stands for operational transistor amplifier.

A. True

B. False

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

10. A constant-current source delivers a load current that remains constant only when the load resistance remains constant.

A. True

B. False

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

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