Simply the ratio of output signal to input signal, this dimensionless quantity is a measure of the amplification of a signal which may be represented by voltage, current of may even have a digital representation. A very general concept sometimes used to describe attenuation (when gain

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Passive RC network with voltage gain greater than unity?

I'm a EE student who recently purchased the classic Art of Electronics (new 3e). I was reading the first few chapters when I was referred to appendix J in the book depicting a SPICE tutorial but also ...
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Open-loop gain of Op-amp - LT6015

I was recently reading a technical article from AllAboutCircuits by Robert Keim about Op-amp Stability, http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/technical-articles/negative-feedback-part-8-analyzing-...
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What is a typical value for the gain of a smartphone's Bluetooth (or Wi-Fi) antenna? [closed]

I can't find specific values for transmitter and receiver gain anywhere. Very often the Bluetooth module is together with the Wi-Fi module, so a Wi-Fi antenna gain value will help me as well. I need ...
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Calculating the Gain in an Amplifier circuit

Having some issues calculating the gain in circuit below, it is apparently 1802, but I can't seem to arrive at this answer. If anyone could help explain how to get this answer I'd be very appreciative!...
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SOS! Finding Open loop gain - breaking feedback loop

I’ve just become quite confused regarding on how to break the loop; please can you clarify if there may have been a mistake in one of the solutions to part d) of this question where it it is required ...
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Transistor Differential Amplifier Non-linearity

In The Art of Electronics 3rd Edition, the authors comment on how the grounded-emitter amplifier has a highly non-linear response, because the gain is related to the intrinsic emitter resistance (\$...
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Working with current feedback opamps [CFA ]

before entering in to problem: my application is a laser pulse detection, in this process when a laser pulse falls on photo diode it generates current, later stages include a I-V conversion, Gain,...
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Finding Loop Gain (Aβ) of Transimpedance Amplifier

I have been having trouble finding the loop gain (Aβ) of the following transimpedance amplifier: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab To find Aβ, the books I have ...
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LC Oscillator Gain Compression

I am designing an LC Colpits common base Oscillator for the FM broadcast band. The project is going to be extremely low radiated power as I will only be using it in my car. I am currently using this ...
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Non-inverting and inverting gain of differential amplifier

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab From what I understand, the diagram above is of a differential amplifier and I understand them and how they work. But the question I ...
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Measuring Open Loop Gain

I have a question about open loop gain. In the circuit below, I want to measure the open loop gain of the error op-amp. I'm curious if the Current Limiting op-amp will affect my gain. What does it ...
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Common Mode Gain BJT Differential Amp

I'm trying to determine the common mode gain and differential mode gain of the follow amplifier. Now I understand what the common mode voltage and differential mode voltages are, but I'm unclear as ...
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Stability of closed-loop systems at -180 degree frequency

Say e(t) is sine wave and y(t) is sine output. If y(t) has the same frequency as e(t) with phase shift of 180 degrees, we can only get stability of the system, if the gain of open loop at this ...
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T-Feedback Circuit Vo/Vi (Why is my approach wrong)?

Here's what I did. I know it's wrong but I cannot figure out why. Let \$V_s\$ be the voltage at the node between R2, R3 and R4. From the ground to \$V_o\$ terminal there is a voltage \$V_o\$ which ...
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Given input voltage and a set of output voltages of a second order low pass filter, how to calculate the gain of the filter?

I know that voltage gain = 20 log (Vout/Vin) dB, but the slope of the Bode s plot of second order low pass filter is -40dB/decade compared to the first order low pass filter with -20dB/decade. So ...
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Variation of voltage gain with frequency

For a transistor amplifier, the voltage gain (a) remains constant for all frequencies. (b) is high at high and low frequencies and constant in the middle frequency range. (c) is low ...
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Differential Op-amp Circuit Gain Calculation

Having trouble with the second half of this question (b). How do you find the differential gain, when there is no Vout. *Edit: Attempt
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Single Stage Transistor Amplifier

so I have a question to build a single stage transisitor amplifier. I know Rc/Re = gain. And the value of capacitor which is parallel to Re can be found by the formula F = 1/2piRC but I have ...
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Inverting op amp gain using high value resistors and using oscilloscope measuremnts

I built an inverting op amp circuit as shown in above figure using varying values for Rf and Rin. When I used Rf=10kohm and Rin=100ohm, my measured gain (using national instrument's virtual ...
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op amp with single supply - non inverting circuit gain not being produced

I'm trying to boost a 12V signal to around 100-120V using an opamp from a single 12V 5A supply voltage (gain of about 10). I can't seem to get it to work though. Right now I'm just trying to make a ...
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How can I configure HFSS to analyze in frequency sweep?

I'm trying to generate a plot Gain(dB) vs Freq(MHz) with HFSS. I do know that it can be obtained clicking to "Create Far Field Report->Rectangular Plot" then select Phi and Theta, and all frequencies. ...
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Effect of Small and Large Signal Transconductance on the Colpitts Oscillator

I've been following Ron Quan's book: Build Your Own Transistor Radios and I've come to the section where Ron is analyzing the oscillator circuits used in his designs. In particular, he discusses the ...
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Approximate Gain vs Frequency Curve for an RC circuit

I'm trying to draw an approximate gain vs frequency curve for this RC circuit: I can solve for specific points, i.e. when \$\omega=\frac{1}{RC}\$ the Gain scale will be at -3dB but I'm not sure ...
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Amplifier Gain and Offset (Positive m and Negative b)

My question is regarding gain and offset of an amplifier. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I've used various references however I believe the circuit I want to ...
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decreasing base current on saturated npn transistor

I would like to know if decreasing the current at the base on a saturated transistor(as in the attached photo) will cause the transistor gain to increase and by that, to maintain the collector current....
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Op-amp circuit has lower gain at low frequencies

I'm trying to design an amplifier, which amplifies line level audio to 5 Vpp, so I can sample it with a microcontroller. My plan is to do this in two steps: amplify the signal to 5 Vpp and ...
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pga gain formula

Background: I am dealing with reverse engineering a software. And trying to understand a formula in the code. I found a formula that reads: ...
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a question about gain equation of low pass filter

This webpage says: For a passive low pass filter, The gain equation is the RC potential divider equation: Here, They say: The frequency response of the circuit will be the same as that for the ...
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Mic preamp, fixing noise and gain issues

I'm trying to fix a preamp (made by a colleague) that's noisy and somehow not amplifying enough. I should say right away that this project is pushing the edge of my electronics knowledge so I have a ...
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Why Bandwidth Affects Response Speed

This is a follow-up question to (this question). Here is the amplifier section in question: In the answer, the author (@Brian Onn) gives the following explanation: "Slow vs. fast is not about ...
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Gain tuning issues of op-amp

I am currently building a simple gain stage with an op-amp (MAX414CPD+-ND) following this circuit diagram simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab By adjusting the 10K ...
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Forced beta too small

Let's take an example in which the recommended beta for a transistor's(NPN) saturation is 10.If you use a forced beta smaller than 10,will the transistor still be saturated succesfully?Can hFE be ...
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How is the solution for \$\alpha\$ and \$\beta\$ current gain of a BJT derived?

I'm just an enthusiast, and not too good at maths; I'm exploring constant current source circuits, in doing so I came across two equations for BJT current gain: Could someone help me understand how \$...
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A confusion on the current gain of an NPN transistor

In above screenshot V2 is increasing ramp voltage from 0 to 12V, which accordingly increases Ib. Transistor is an NPN type. Ic(q1) is the collector current. Vce = V1 is a constant 1V. So it means ...
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No plot for DC current gain in datasheet

Here is the data-sheet: https://www.fairchildsemi.com/datasheets/2N/2N4401.pdf I want to use a 2N4401 NPN transistor in active region for amplification, and I want to know its beta(DC current gain) ...
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Did I mess up my lab experiment ? (active low pass filter)

This is the table of the readings and I have worked out the gain which is $$\frac{Vout}{Vin}$$ and I got all 5 at the beginning ... but I also remember that the values of the resistors in the feedback ...
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Wien bridge sinusoidal oscillator

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I would check that in the Wien bridge sinusoidal oscillator the gain A_V=1+(R5+R4)/R3) is actually A_V=3 as the Barkhausen stability ...
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finding the gain of a two stage voltage amplifier

i currently do not know how to approach this question, in terms of simplifying the circuit and which formulas to use in order to find the gain
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average of dBs or dB of average?

In several papers, books etc. I have encountered to expression of "average gain of the path is ... dB", now I wonder this is the average of dBs or dB of averages? The sources have not mentioned ...
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unfamiliar gain equation of differential amplifier

I am examining op amps and I found this pdf very helpful: http://www.aicdesign.org/SCNOTES/2010notes/Lect2UP230_(100327).pdf In this tutorial, the op amp circuit topology is given as this: and ...
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Finding the voltage gain at low frequencies

can anyone explain how the second expression for the gain is obtained? they multiplied or divided the first equation and came up with second one.
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designing a variable gain amplifier

I want to build a variable gain amplifier. My first thought was to build two feedback resistors and switch one or the other off with a MOSFET. However, the MOSFETs have shunt diodes which are going ...
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What is the relation between the gain and range of a data-acquisition amplifier?

A data-acquisition amplifier has different ranges. The board amplifiers a voltage sample and ADC converts it to a digital code. There is probably a reference voltage inside the board so it compares ...
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Why Increasing Collector Voltage Reduces Collector-base Capacitance

I'm looking at some transistor radio circuits and the book I'm following makes the following statement with regard to AC gain: "By raising the DC voltage at the collector, the internal collector-base ...
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CE Amplifier voltage gain is not as calculated

Am trying to learn from what i read by simulating a common-emitter-amplifier using 2N3055A that has Bdc(DC Current Gain) of 20 - 70. I fallowed the steps below but the Voltage gain is not even close ...
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RF FETs - how exactly are they different from regular FETs?

I've browsed through DigiKey and there are these RF FETs. Are they for final stage amplification? Say you have an opamp that doesn't go for the final desired voltage, so one uses these FETs as Common ...
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Gain equation of cascode common emitter amplifier with an LC tank

I'm trying to find the gain equation of the circuit presented below. I know that for a cascode common emitter amplifier without resistor RE and with a current source instead of the LC tank, the ...
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Designing a Multistage Amplifier

I have to design a BJT multistage amplifier to meet a specification provided by my professor. The first stage is to be a differential amplifier, and the second stage is to be a common collector ...
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Why does the voltage gain of a transistor-based amplifier vary with input frequency?

Why does the gain of a MOSFET-based common-source amplifier depend on the frequency, and why does it vary the way it does? I did an experiment with a common source amplifier and recorded the gain ...