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Offset Voltage

Our Take

For op-amps, while the voltage at the inputs should be the same, in reality, they never are. They’re going to be off by at least a little, and depending on the op-amp, it could be better or worse. This difference is called the offset voltage.

Book Definition

The differential DC voltage required between the inputs to force the output to zero volts.

Electronic Devices : Conventional Current Version, 9th Edition by Thomas L. Floyd

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