Operational Amplifiers - Theory and Design is the first book to present a systematic circuit design of operational amplifiers. Containing state-of-the-art material as well as the essentials, the book is written to appeal to both the experienced practitioner and the less initiated circuit designer. It is shown that the topology of all operational amplifiers can be divided into nine main overall configurations. These configurations range from one gain stage up to four or more gain stages. Many famous designs are evaluated in depth. High-frequency compensation techniques are presented for all nine configurations. Special emphasis is placed on low-power low-voltage architectures with rail-to-rail input and output ranges. Operational Amplifiers - Theory and Design also develops on the theme of the design of fully differential operational amplifiers and operational floating amplifiers. In addition, the characterization of operational amplifiers by macromodels and error matrices is presented, together with measurement techniques for their parameters. Carefully structured and enriched by numerous figures, problems and simulation exercises the book is ideal for the purposes of self-study and self-evaluation.