Electronics/Op-Amps/Non Linear Configurations/Negative Impedance Converter

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Configuration[edit]

Negative impedance converter

Main page: Negative impedance converter

Operation[edit]

Creates a resistor having a negative value for any signal generator

  • In this case, the ratio between the input voltage and the input current (thus the input resistance) is given by:
R_{\text{in}} = -R_3 \frac{R_1}{R_2}

In general, the components R_1, R_2, and R_3 need not be resistors; they can be any component that can be described with an impedance.