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Designing simple class a amplifier using mosfet

I'm trying to build a simple class a amplifier using a mosfet. I have read few articles about how to do it, but I'm just confused now. I'm not sure how to select resistor values. The articles I've ...
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Class A Emitter follower instantaneous power

I don't quite understand the explanation given in the book I'm reading. Why the maximum instantaneous power dissipated by Q1 is P=2Vcc*I at RL open? Also, why is the current ic1 constant I? Wouldn't ...
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Low power tube headphone amplifier design

I have never worked or even listened to tubes/valves before, so its about time I did. I wanted a simple design to work with being my first tube project, and have found this from diyaudioprojects.com: ...
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Transformer Coupled Class A Power Amplifier

I have seen in some books, in the transformer-coupled Class A amplifiers The transformer is connected between the collector and the VCC. The transformer is connected between the emitter and GND (...
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Audio amplifier output bypass capacitor

I'm currently designing a single rail power supply audio amplifier and just wondering what the benifits are (if any) and if its worth including a film/poly capacitor in parallel with the large ...
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Single Supply Class-A-Amplifier circuit to amplify voltage signal alternating around ground

I have a sensor which outputs a voltage signal alternating a few millivolts around zero volts and want to design a circuit which prepares this signal for processing by a microcontroller like in the ...
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Presence of Crossover Distortion in Class A Amplifier

This question is about theory facts of class A audio amplifier. It is known that class A amplifier is usually biased so that an amplifier's quiescent point is in the middle of the amplifying device's ...
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Class A amplifier with preamp design

I am currently working on a class A audio amplifier designed to work with line in voltage (about -400mv to +400mv). I plan on using an IRFP240 for the mosfet but am undecided on the transistor stage. ...
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Class A amplifier - Transistor Q-Point calculation

Reference: http://www.learningaboutelectronics.com/Articles/How-to-find-the-q-point-of-a-transistor-circuit I am trying to understand this q-point calculation. I recently asked a question about the ...
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Class A Amplifier Design: Emitter Resistance Voltage Drop

I am trying to understand the design principles of Class A amplifiers, primarily for audio purposes. I have read several times that "the voltage drop across the emitter resistor should be in the ...
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Calculation of DC power drawn by circuit in Class A power amplifier

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I'm watching Prof. D.C. Dube's lecture (timestamp included) on power amplifiers, and I'm confused about the calculation of DC power \$...
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How to design a simple current based class A amplifier

Very much along the lines of Class A single transistor amplifier with 2N3904, but with a current signal input. My circuit is a Zener noise source using the simplest of components. Traditional class ...
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Why does my amplifier turn sine waves into square waves? [closed]

All photos, schematics and the ltspice simulation file are in the folder. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1N1yKGnoWQoaGsuHla0DwJwF36_21ZBgX Hello! I have made a simple class A amplifier, but ...
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How to keep current from draining out the bottom of this push-pull amplifier?

In an earlier question I asked about driving a speaker with a BJT transistor. @Jonk offered a push-pull amplifier design of his own, and @G36 noted its similarity to the JLH amplifier described in a ...
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Class A Audio Amplifier

I am trying to design a Class A Audio Amplifier with the following specs: 9V DC Power Supply, Maximum withdrawn current 15mA Used with a Low Impedance (8 Ohm) Speaker Provide a minimum variable gain ...
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BJT base connected to ground and still operates?

When in university I used to get confused how a transistor (NPN) can draw current from ground. I'm now studying power amplifiers and again, this same configuration appears. How does Ir draw current ...
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Why can't class A amp drive 8 ohm speaker with just one BJT?

I designed this class A amplifier. It's my first attempt at designing an amplifier with transistors. My objective is to build a guitar amplifier with tubes, but I figured that building an amp with ...
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Can any type of op amp output stage be forced into Class A operation?

I'm trying to choose a good op amp for a Class A small signal audio amplifier circuit. I've done my research and understand the use pull up or pull down resistors externally to force Class A ...
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Simple Class A Output Power Stage of Amplifier

I made this circuit and the output signal wasn't really what I was expecting to be. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab This is class A amplifier (both Q1 and Q2 ...
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Balanced Class A Quiescent Current Regulator (OPS of Amplifier)

In my book there is a circuit like the one shown bellow. The author (G. Randy Slone) explains the operation and performance of it but there is still one thing that left me wondering. simulate this ...