I was given a task to design a fixed-gain CE amplifier using (NB) a PNP transistor. I have a bunch of requirements and set values.
Most of the tutorials online only use NPN transistors, and while I know that they are essentially the same apart from a few current directions and polarities, I have no idea where to start. I know how the diagram is supposed to look, but I'm not sure in how I'm supposed to do the design to get the required values. Also, most of the questions already asked refer to NPN or to variable gain amplifiers.
- Input voltage range input should be 10mV(p-p) - 100mV(p-p)
- for a frequency of 10kHz, the output is expected to be 2V(p-p)
- bandwidth test should be performed with respect to a -3dB cut-off point, altering the frequency when the amplifier is energised.
- Vcc = 19V
- R(LOAD) = 432R
- Av = 8V/V
I just need to know where to start - I don't know what to do with the fixed-gain. I don't want someone to do the design for me - just provide a guideline of the starting steps I should take to do the design