To miniaturize a very low level dc current amplifier and to improve its output response speed, the switched capacitor negative feedback circuit (SCNF), instead of the conventionally used high-ohmage resistor, is presented in this paper. In our system, a switched capacitor filter (SCF) and an offset controller are also used to decrease vibrations and offset voltage at the output of the amplifier using SCNF. The theoretical output voltage of the very low level dc current amplifier using SCNF is obtained. The experimental results show that the unnecessary components of the amplifier’s output are much decreased, and that the response speed of the amplifier with both the SCNF and SCF is faster than that using high-ohmage resistor.
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H. Higa and N. Nakamura, "Design of a Switched Capacitor Negative Feedback Circuit for a Very Low Level DC Current Amplifier," Circuits and Systems, Vol. 4 No. 4, 2013, pp. 356-363. doi: 10.4236/cs.2013.44048.
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