An amplifier can be used to adapt the range of the signal to a requirement, to make it more robust for transmission, or to satisfy interface requirement (like input/output impedance)

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Is it possible to amplify near zero signals?

Is there an amplifier has an ability to amplify any signal down to -500 dBm? If there is not, can it be possible? If it is not possible, what is the weakest ever signal that can be amplified?
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Just I want to understand gain, power, link budget

I am a beginner, I am confused about calculating the nessecary gain and power and sensitvity to overcome path loss at certain distances. the first thing what does gain mean ? I am not talkink ...
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If I connected N numbers of amplifiers each have X gain 'dB“ and Y power ”dBm", how to calculate total gain and power?

sorry for bad description, I am a beginner. my question is just for knowledge and I did not test anything. If I connect for example 3 amplifier , each one has 60 dB gain and 15 dBm power. can we ...
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What frequency range is acceptable for a speaker in an audio amplifier

I am building an audio amplifier using a lm386 amplifier with a 12 volt supply driven from a headphone jack. I am looking for a speaker that will work well in this setup. Currently I am using a ...
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How to make a very simple mp3 player? [on hold]

I'm trying to make a very very simple mp3 player. Here's what I have in mind(please check it and say whether it is possible) : *First I will program a microcontroller to read an mp3 file from a ...
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Low voltage audio amplifier clips on 8 ohm loads

Exposition time: One could call me a freshman in electronics and I just designed my first little audio amplifier for headphones. (Pocket design, I want to be able to drive 4 headphone pairs from a ...
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Designing a stiff voltage source using an emitter follower

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I am new to electronics, and I am trying to do Exercise 2.2, page 67 of The Art of Electronics. Use a follower with base ...
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Op-amp and manipulating its linear output range

First of all let me give some background on the problem. I'm not a native English speaker and I have a basic understanding of amplifiers and op-amps. I am having trouble with one problem in English ...
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Impediance mismatch and amplifier question

I am converting an aviation headset to take a Bluetooth signal. The headset speakers are \$150\Omega\$, and the Bluetooth adapter I think is \$10\Omega\$. The mic will not be used. Can anybody ...
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What would be the peak voltage value of two combined signals (one noise and one sinusoidal signal)?

As I learned before, the peak voltage value of two combined sinusoidal signals is the sum of the two amplitudes, for example, \$0.6\sin(ax) + 0.8 \cos(bx)\$ can be \$+1.4\$V or \$-1.4\$V. Would it be ...
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How to improve lm386 amplifier circuit

I am new to the world of audio amplifiers however i am quickly trying to learn. I have built a simple circuit using a circuit based on what I read in the database. The circuit works however there is ...
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can i use AC adapter 12v 0.2amp in wifi router require power 12V/0.8AMP [closed]

this is my first thread in this site. so my question is can i use AC 12V/0.8amp adapter in my wifi router but wifi router require power is 12V/0.8amp.
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Why is my guitar amplifier acting like a radio when I touch the volume knob?

I just bought an acoustic/electric mandolin (Ibanez M511SE-DVS) that I decided to test out with the only guitar amp that I have (a Baja BG-10). It works fine, but I noticed that when I have my finger ...
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NPN Transistor Noninverting Amplifier

I know how to design an inverting amlifier with a NPN transistor. Now I need to make a electret microphone amplifier to connect with Arduino, which only reads positive voltage values. Is there a ...
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Why is my instrumentation amplifier's output voltage completely wrong?

I'm trying to amplify the voltage of my load cell (Wheatstone bridge I believe), but my calculated values are not the same as my experimental values. The load cell outputs a differential voltage of ...
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Mic Amp Mixer and Audio Distribution, Won't Work! Help! (Update 2) (Solved!)

I'm new to this forum and I really don't know much about Audio Amplifier Circuits. Hope you can help me. Here it goes: So basically what I'm trying to do is a circuit that mix 3 channels, ...
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I want to operate a DC 9v relay with a small power

Can a lightbulb be switched on using two mobile phones? (Make a call and the bulb switches on) I need this for a kid's school project so the questions like should the bulb keep glowing after the ...
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Effect of non-inverting op amp on the AC and DC components of the input

I was wondering what the effect of an op amp like the one in the image below is for an input signal such as \$0.5\sin(2000\pi t) + 0.5\$ V? Are the DC and AC components amplified with the same gain? ...
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Use of Audio Tranformers in Amplification

I came across this ckt to make a wireless ear phones using Infrared Signals from IR LEDs. I am unable to understand the use of Audio Transformer here to amplify the audio signal, instead OpAmps would ...
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Step up transformer for low frequency AC with DC offset

What is the best way to step-up a low frequency voltage with a DC offset? I have the following signal coming from a function generator: \begin{equation} V_f(t)=8 Sin(2\pi f t+\phi) + 4 ...
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PWM to proportional bipolar control with push-pull amplifier. Need input and opinions

I'm putting together a circuit to control a (small wattage) TEC device in a bipolar manner. The idea is to have a micro controller put out a 3V3 PWM signal, level shift it between +- 3 V and filter it ...
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Circuits in audio amplifiers to protect speakers

I hear that there are at least two kinds of circuits in modern audio amplifiers solely for the purpose of protecting the speakers against excessive loads on powering on and off. Particular function ...
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From grounding to audio amplifiers

Ultimately I would like to assemble this simple audio amplifier: Given my lack of any significant knowledge in the topic I have several problems and questions. Grounding: In the thread What is ...
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DIY wifi radio radio NOISE!

I am building a mono, internet enabled, WiFi radio and I have a problem. I am running into what I believe may be a grounding issue. When I turn the system on, I hear all kinds of noise coming from ...
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Microcontroller PWM to bipolar push-pull amplifier issues. (level shifting)

I'm trying to design a circuit that allows a micro controller (arduino) to control a voltage to a load. The load voltage needs to be bipolar in nature (+- 3 to 5 V) for use in controlling a TEC. My ...
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Sync filter in a lock-in amplifier

I've got two questions: What does a sync filter in a lock-in amplifier? What are pros and cons of using it?
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Audio amplifier not working after changing source (LM386L)

I have this simple amplifier here: I tested it with a regular PC audio jack input. Works fine. The problem is when I try to use it with a telephone (Panasonic KX-DT333, 2.5 mm jack). To be sure ...
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Operational amplifier with reverse diode

On the first picture is a simple schematic. For example, we can get the transfer function simply by equaling "ud+u2" and "Ad*(u1-u2)". The transfer function is: u2 = (Ad*u1)/(1+Ad) - ud/(1+Ad) On ...
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Difference amplifier show fixed voltage on its output

I'm using a difference amplifier as shown on this page: I double checked my resistors values, I have RA=10k and RB=56k. I'm using a 5V reference and a 0V ground. On the actual board, I have ...
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Connecting two power supplies with almost like voltages to an amplifier in parallel

I have recently been working on a custom sound system in my living room. For the subwoofer, I am using a 1000W amplifier. This is currently running off of a 12V computer power supply that outputs ...
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Two-stage MOSFET operational amplifier

I've recently done a Lab at the Uni to make a Mosfet 2 stage op-amp shown in the image below: A lot of simulations were done to understand how the op-amp worked, and whether it works correctly. ...
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How to desgin a Power Amplifier

I have several electronics books from which I am presently reading the subject of power amplifiers. I noticed two different approaches. In the first book, the author claims that a power amplifier is ...
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Class A power amplifier: voltage and current

I am always having problems knowing the difference between providing a load with a voltage and providing the load with power. So we have a Class A common emitter amplifier with a load resistor ...
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Need suggestions about a narrow bandpass filter design

I am now designing a narrow bandpass filter. Requirements are shown below: Center frequency is about 2kHz(10% flutuation is OK). The gain of center frequency is about 34dB(the higher the better,up to ...
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Inverting or Differential Amplifier? (Or neither?)

I have been searching for how to calculate Vout in the following operational amplifier circuit, but so far I have come up empty. I feel it is either an inverting amplifier or a differential ...
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Bipolar junction transistor using alternative current amplifier units

Here's the problem: A BJT transconductance amplifier is being convert to a current amplifier And the correct equation for this is: I don't understand how this equation equate to a current ...
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Input 5V 100mA, output 200mA

I am new to electronics. I have come across a problem which I face. Will need some advice from here, as I am a student and would like to know: is there any way I can increase current in a circle. ...
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Is there any current gain in a FET amplifier?

I have seen many books, but no one gives any information of the current gain parameter in a FET amplifier (low signal analysis). So I was wondering is there any current gain in FET amplifiers or not?
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Speakers as microphone

I've seen this following post regarding using the speakers as a microphone: http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/5664/can-a-computer-be-hacked-to-use-a-connected-speaker-as-a-microphone There ...
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Output resistance of Emitter Follower

I have to measure \$R_{in}\$, the input resistance seen by the signal. It was told me, that the quickest way is measuring the voltage gain using oscilloscope, insert a resistor before \$R_B\$, ...
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Difference amplifier schematic

I am trying to get this difference amplifier working, but it doesn't seem to be outputting what I want it to output. $$ V_1 = V_{in}\qquad V_2 = -0.5\mathrm{V}\qquad R_f=R_i, \quad A=1 $$ I want ...
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Anti-aliasing filter closer to amp or ADC?

I'm designing a board with several amplified analog signals being fed into the internal ADC of a PIC DSP (dsPIC33FJ256GP710). Because of the board size/shape restraints, the analog buffers can't sit ...
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Internal resistance of signal source

It was told me that a signal sent to the circuit can be rapresented by \$V_{sig}\$ and \$R_{sig}\$, where \$R_{sig}\$ is the internal resistance of signal source. Now, let's consider that we have a ...
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How to figure out battery life of audio amplifier?

I have a design of an audio amplifier. It has some special features but basically it takes in an audio signal does some filtering, and amplifies it through a class D amplifier chip. The chip says it ...
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Safest way to make a high-voltage switch

First of all, I've dabbled in electronics on and off over the years. I have no formal training. I'm designing a vacuum tube guitar amplifier (seems like everyone is these days). I want to add a ...
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Two-stage amplifier

This is my first time designing a circuit by myself :) The input of this circuit is the output jack of my MP3 Player. The output of this circuit is 4-Ohm loud speaker (sometimes I connect 8-Ohm ...
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Impedance Matching for Amplifier Output [duplicate]

0 down vote favorite I needed some basic advice about impedance matching. I have an RF amplifier with 50 ohm output impedance, capable of generating 400W output power at 500kHz. I am trying to ...
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Impedance matching for amplifier output

I needed some basic advice about impedance matching. I have an RF amplifier with 50 ohm output impedance, capable of generating 400W output power at 500kHz. I am trying to deliver this to a 12 ohm ...
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How to choose a transistor for amplification

I've been trying to find information on choosing an NPN transistor but everything I've found seems to apply to saturated transistors only. I'm basically trying to amplify the current given from a 3mm ...
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Question about common emitter configuration?

The configuration of the common emitter amplifier is one resistor at the emitter, on resistor at the collector, two bias resistors at the base as shown in this picture : I saw this new ...