GE developed the DS3800NOAB1C1B as an operational amplifier board for their Mark IV series. This series was created for the management and control of gas and steam turbines. The Mark IV improves the efficiency of these systems by automating some procedures (startup/shutdown,) as well as minimizing downtime caused by electronics failure. This is done through intentional design features such as overlapping responsibilities within integrated chipsets.
The DS3800NOAB1C1B is designed to accept an optional auxiliary board. This board fits over the right side of the DS3800NOAB1C1B and attaches via twenty-nine board-to-board vertical pins. Four nylon pins are in place on the DS3800NOAB1C1B to support the auxiliary if it is installed.
The DS3800NOAB1C1B can communicate with other PCBs via a 10-pin male connector located on the right side of the board. It also has another PCB mating connector (218A4553-1 AMP 533002-1) populating its left edge. The board also has one 28-pin female Augat connector.
The DS3800NOAB1C1B has one transistor, four circuits, and one LED. It has thirteen TP test points, which are placed on the board in the order of TP13 first, then TP 1 through TP 12. The board uses both ceramic-covered metal film and carbon composite resistors.
The DS3800NOAB1C1B is built with four Burr-Brown high current, high power operational amplifiers. These amplifiers have an output current of +/-5 Amps peak, +/-2 amps continuous. They use 100 watts of power peak and 40 watts continuous. They are internally frequency compensated and are unconditionally stable with capacitive loads to 3300pF.
All technical support for the DS3800NOAB1C1B including manuals and datasheets came from General Electric.