Operational Transconductance Amplifier (OTA)

OTA Circuit Diagram


An operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) operates as a voltage-controlled current source. A differential input stage amplifies the voltage difference between its inputs, and the result is available as a current at the output. By varying the output impedance of the load, it's possible to control the amount of saturation seen by the amplifier.

The two-stage design (and device test harness) seen here come from the FAC'14 benchmark suite.




OTA DC Analysis

This example runs a DC sweep and shows that the output saturates at sufficiently high input voltages.

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