I've been studying the uA741 opamp extensively and I would like to know if there are any modern general purpose opamps in the market?
I've done some research but there are far too many to decide.
Any suggestions for purchase?(Preferably from Analog devices)
My personal favorite is the OP184, but it does not come in a DIP. It's +/-15V, low noise, RR in and out,
better gbw than the 741, etc.
For a dual, the new ADA4084-2. Maybe in a year or two there will be a single.
Thanks for your suggestions. Any modern DIP chips available to you recommend?
Rail to Rail output is also beneficial to me.
You are swimming upstream..... The world has been going to smaller and smaller packages for over ten years, so you won't see "modern" op amps in DIP packages. You can get small adapter boards that convert 8 lead SOIC to 8 pin "DIP" type for breadboarding. Also, you can get a two layer pc board within two weeks for less than $100, so a lot of people "breadboard" with surface mount components.
If you really want DIPs, you could look at AD820, OP07, OP177, or OP27, but all of them are over 15 years old.
Thanks for your suggestions. I've considered to use adapter boards or breakout boards instead of DIP standalone chips.
I'll do some more research on available opamps.
The AD711 is a good part that is available in DIP. I wouldn't be scared of surface mount as with a bit of practice you can easily hand solder SO and MSOP packages.