**COMPENSATING CAPACITOR** What is compensating capacitor in electronics? Read the following to find out:
compensating capacitor
a capacitor inside an op amp that prevents oscillations. Also, any capacitor that stabilizes an amplifier with a negative-feedback path. Without this capacitor, the amplifier will oscillate. The compensating capacitor produces a low critical frequency and decreases the voltage gain at a rate of 20 dB per decade above the midband. At the unirygain frequency, the phase shift is in the vicinity of 270°. When the phase shift reaches 360°, the voltage gain is less than 1 and oscillations are impossible.
**Other electronic terms somewhat related to compensating capacitor** oscillations
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