# What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

1. ## What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

Hi, Gurus,
I found a MIC circuit, which convert the single ended MIC signal to diff-MIC signals.
I simulated it in ADS, and found the results are weird.
The following pictures are the TD response & FD response,
who can comment the problem of this circuits?
Thanks.
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2. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

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3. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

PS:
I wonder if it has some self-oscillation from the FD response?

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Hi,
The following is the circuit. I guess it should be enough to estimate from the response.  Reply With Quote

4. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits? Originally Posted by tony_lth I wonder if it has some self-oscillation from the FD response?
If you FFT your square signal, you will see the related spectrum, and that frequency response seems to amplify some harmonics a lot.

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5. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

How did you arrive at this circuit? It doesn't seem right.

Can you give a gain specification?

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6. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

Hi,

I think the circuit could work.

But why do you use a pulse input ... of that high magnitude.?
--> Use a sine shape waveform of 1kHz and 30mV amplitude.

The circuit as is amplifies high frequency signals higher than low frequency signals.
I expect this is not what you want unless it´s to compensate for the used microphone behaviour.

--> I´d add a series input resistor. Maybe 10k, then this reduces max gain to about 5. You can play around with the value: The lower the resistor the higher the gain.

Klaus

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7. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

I think the circuit could work.
Only with the necessary corrections, e.g. the suggested gain setting resistor.

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8. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

Hi,

A2 has a defined gain of -1, thus it should work.

A1 has an input impedance of 1600 Ohms @ 1kHz (C7). This causes a gain of -32 @ 1kHz. But there is a good chance that it oscillates ... with the simulation.
The whole circuit rather operates as a "differentiator" from DC up to 9kHz. (limited by GBW)

But in a real circuit the mic will have source impedance. Thus I see a better chance for it to be stable. But the gain depends on the mic parameters.
No nice solution, though.

Klaus

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9. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

Hi, Gurus,
This circuits is another company designed for MIC, then this MIC+/- links to my designed module.
Then weird thing happens, the MIC volume is not stable with strong noise.
Attachment is my audio circuits, please note in real there is a 604 ohms resistor between the left ends of C400 and C402.
I am afraid that the other company's A1 & A2 just pass 120R then linked to 10uF, which may cause A1 and A2 unstable.
So, I want to know, how to change my design with the least change to solve this problem？
Many thanks.
Best,
Tony Liu

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Hi, @KlausST,
You mean "series a 10K resistor", is series a 10K resistor on the negative input of A1? I just want to confirm it.
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10. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

Hi,

You mean "series a 10K resistor", is series a 10K resistor on the negative input of A1? I just want to confirm it.
With "input" I meant the signal in your circuit that is marked "Vin".
And yes it goes to the inverting input of the amp.

Note: In your circuit of post#9 there also is a 10k series resistor at the input node.

Btw: I don't like (undamped) L-C input in audio circuits, they tend to create resonances. But in your case it's not that bad, because it's damped by the 10k resistor and the 120 Ohms source resistor.

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11. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

HI, KlausST,
Thanks.
How to estimate the possible resonance freq?
In post #9, L400 is a bead with 1000ohms, say at 1MHz, then can estimate the L from 2*pi*f*L=1000, i.e. L=159uH.
So then possible resonance freq is f=4KHz, right?
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12. ## Re: What's the rpoblem of this MIC circuits?

Maybe you did not see the missing 51k input resistor for the first opamp because your schematic was as large as my neighbourhood. I cropped your schematic here:

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