I was testing one of my projects and was annoyed by a lot of noise at the output on the last stage Op-Amp. What was wrong?
It turns out I let one op-amp (one half of a TL072) unconnected at all. This poor guy was completely unstable.
Check out the following articles on what to do with unused op-amps:
- Avoiding Noise and Power Problems with Unused Op Amps
- What shall we do with the Unused Op-Amp? 1
- Properly terminating an unused op amp
Below are the two recommended designs:
1 Unfortunately, the original document is now gone. Archive.org has a partial copy. Some schematics and figures are missing. You can still view it here