Resistors Calculator Inverting Op-Amp


This calculator determines the bias and feedback resistors for an op-amp, given the gain and desired output bias point.

Resistors Calculator

of Non-Inverting Op-amp

Enter the Parameters
Vout Volts
Gain Volts
R1 KOhms
V1 Volts
V2 Volts
Vp Volts
Vn Volts

Output Results
R2 KOhms
R3 KOhms
R4 KOhms



An inverting amplifier is a special case of the differential amplifier in which that circuit's non-inverting input V2 is grounded, and inverting input V1 is identified with Vin above. The closed-loop gain is Rf / Rin, hence



The simplified circuit above is like the differential amplifier in the limit of R2 and Rg very small. In this case, though, the circuit will be susceptible to input bias current drift because of the mismatch between Rf and Rin.

To intuitively see the gain equation above, calculate the current in Rin:



then recall that this same current must be passing through Rf, therefore (because V- = V+ = 0):



There are many free parameters to the design so enter the value of R1, which will scale the other resistors. Use V1 as the input for the inverting Op-Amp, and V2 as a voltage offset if needed. Set V2 to zero if no offset is required.


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