Due Monday 2018-02-05 at the start of class.

1. Reading

Read [AoE] from section 2.2.9 through the end of section 2.3 (page 105).

The end of chapter review sections are nice. [AoE]'s chapter 2 summary starts on page 126.

Read [L-AoE] chapter 5N.

2. Lab 2 circuits

3. AoE - Exercise p2.25 (p. 125)

There is an interaction between collector DC bias current IC and signal gain, don’t miss this effect! Transconductance is your friend here.

4. Identify transistor amplifier types

Use the schematic minima_amps-zoom.pdf handed out a few days ago in class.

  • For each of the groups listed, trace the signal path through the amplifier blocks. Use a different color pen or highlighter to show this path. Indicate the input trace/node and output node of each block.

  • For each transistor, identify which type of single-transistor amplifier it is functioning as.

Table 1. Amplifier blocks
Group Transistors 1-T amplifier type

1

Q3

Q4

Q5

2

Q6

Q7

Q8

3

Q13

Q14

Q15

4

Q16

Q17

Q18

5

Q19

5. References