[sdiy] LM741 substitute

Aaron Lanterman lanterma at ece.gatech.edu
Fri Jul 10 18:43:00 CEST 2009


On Jul 10, 2009, at 10:41 AM, Tom Wiltshire wrote:

>  expect you mean TL071. The other is a dual, and the pinout is quite  
> different.
>
> As long as the pinouts are the same, most op-amps are very  
> forgiving. You can mostly swap op-amps for a "better" one (lower  
> noise, lower power consumption, whatever) without any problems.  
> Obviously there are a few rare circuits where a particular part is  
> critical, but I've never seen one.

I recall someone - maybe it was Ian Fritz, can't really recall for  
sure now - mentioning some circuits where the slow slew of the cruddy  
op amp was important to maintain.

These situations do seem rare, though.

- Aaron


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