Originally Posted by individual6891
Will a diamond buffer be absolutely necessary? Modifying another circuit are you absolutely sure you can guarantee stability?..Which would require extensive prototype testing..
Diamond buffers designed from scratch to fit a specific circuit run into stability problem - is there such a thing "universal diamond buffer" out there? I maybe wrong, but I was under the impression that diamond buffers were very sensitive to the components around it..
It may be best to leave the output buffer as a DIP8 part and not even mess with trying to get something on the PCB. That would make the whole prototyping issue much easier by reducing the number of things that can go wrong. It also would let me reduce the board size and still leave an option for those who want to pursue a diamond buffer.
To answer your question, no, a discrete diamond buffer is not necessary.