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Which of the following is in correct? “First generation op-amp ”

(a) Consists of hundred transistors/chip

(b) Requires an external frequency compensating network for stable operation

(c) Have short circuit protection

(d) Has latch-up problem

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The correct answer is (c) Have short circuit protection

Break it down: First generation op-amp has no short circuit protection. The op-amp is susceptible to burnout if output accidentally shorted to ground.

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