The OPAx170 family of operational amplifiers provides high overall performance in a large number of general-purpose applications. As with all amplifiers, applications with noisy or high-impedance power supplies require decoupling capacitors placed close to the device pins. In most cases, 0.1-µF capacitors are adequate. Follow the additional recommendations in Layout Guidelines in order to achieve the maximum performance from this device. Many applications may introduce capacitive loading to the output of the amplifier (potentially causing instability). One method of stabilizing the amplifier in such applications is to add an isolation resistor between the amplifier output and the capacitive load. The design process for selecting this resistor is given in Typical Application.