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0.5v Negative Supply Version 4 -- July 10, 2011

A while back someone needed a simple way to generate a negative 0.5v supply from a conventional transformer type AC to DC power supply.  The circuit below uses a couple schottky diodes and a filter capacitor to perform the feat.  The circuit is handy when using “rail to rail” op Amp circuits which get close to zero volts at their output from a single DC supply but can’t quite deliver without a negative supply.  With the aid of the 0.5v supply circuit shown, those devices can produce a true zero output voltage.

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