From the fist page of the lecture, there is a derivation of transconductance of MOSFET using Taylor expansion.

As seen from the picture bellow, drain current is a function of vGS, vDS and vBS. iD is a function of three variables here. However, in Taylor expansion around DC operating point (VGS, VDS, VBS) the author didn't take vDS, vBS as variables. So iD is just like a function of vGS only.

I am wondering why they can do that? This seems to be wrong to me. Could anyone confirm?

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As stated in the introduction, all other voltages are held constant:

Derivation: consider for example the relationship of the increment in drain current due to an increment in gate-source voltage when the MOSFET is saturated-- with all other voltages held constant.

An for this reason only the change of the gate-source voltage is considered.

Of course to extend this model a similar derivation will be done for vds and vbs resulting in gds and gmbs.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, thank you. You are right. I am able to derive all the three transconductance parameters now. \$\endgroup\$ – anhnha Jun 4 '16 at 11:43

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