Questions tagged [class-ab]

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Need help with audio amplifier design for loud volume

I'm trying to design an audio amplifier. The preamp stage is a voltage divider CE, while the power stage is a Darlington Class A: My goal is to amplify a \$48.7\ \mathrm{mV},\ 1.07\ \mathrm{mA}\$ (...
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Can't increase voltage output of class-AB amplifier

I am working on a design project to produce a 2Vpk output across a 10 ohm load from a 10mV, 50kHz input signal. The components shown are the only active components allowed, although in unrestricted ...
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Class AB amplifier sizing

I have simulated a class AB amplifier as shown in the attached diagram. Its working pretty fine at 5kHz and 500mV input signal. However, the simulation fails when I try to change the requirements to ...
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Troubleshooting class AB amp with only multimeter

I made a stereo amplifier on a PCB which is two of the following circuit. One channel amplifies the audio decently, but the other channel has NO sound regardless of how loud I make the input. My sound ...
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Is this supposed to be the output of this circuit?

I used LTspice to simulate a oscillator circuit to convert DC to AC. The oscillator is then connected to a class AB power amplifier to increase the circuit current. The load of the Class AB amplifier ...
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Why does my oscillator circuit + class AB power amplifier circuit not work?

I am trying to design a oscillator circuit + class ab power amplifier for my circuit. I tried simulation on ltspice but it did not manage to work. I have problem figuring out what is wrong with my ...
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How ca I match a class AB amplifier to voltage multiplier through a transformer?

So here it goes, I will keep this issue as simple as possible. I have this Class AB amplifier over here, that brings me a 60 Hz sinusoidal signal up to aprox 15Vp. Must be said that the sinusoidal ...
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Why is the output of this class AB amplifier not equal to Vsine?

I'm simulating a class AB power amplifier. According to the theory that I learned, the voltage at C8(2) should be equal to C10(1.) Why is there a huge gap between them (5.83 vs 1.89?) The input ...
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Class AB crossover distortion diode fix

In the class AB amplifier shown below, we use diodes to make the PNP and NPN conduct equally. How do the diodes make them conduct equally? Is there some intuition I could use to understand this ...
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Resistors values for class AB amplifier

I'm designing a class AB amplifier with a vbe multiplier to amplify the output current. I try to choose the resistors values by doing a DC analysis but when I simulate the circuit in AC, the output ...
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Gain expansion in class AB power amplifier

Why does gain expansion occur in class AB power amplifier? I can not understand the reason by analysing circuit? Is there any physical reason? Why we can not observe this phenomenon in class A ...
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How to choose a BJT used as a diode-connected BJT

I am choosing components for the following circuit, which will be used as a class AB amplifier: The resistors will be chosen to bias the transistors. I chose Q1 such that the quiescent current Iq = 1....
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Biasing a DIY current feedback opamp

For a personal project, I'd like to make a discrete current feedback opamp. Here's a simplified schematic: The question is about how to bias Q3/Q4. For a nice class-AB output, the sum of both Vbe's ...
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A/B power amplifier: difficulty getting a full output voltage swing

I have been designing an A/B voltage amplifier using the TIP31C/32C power transistors (schematic shown below.) I have a significant loss in voltage gain which I haven't able to negate. Is this ...
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Voltage follower configuration

for the LM4952 chip (class AB amplifier), I wanted to add an NE5532 OA in voltage follower configuration at its input. That to take care of whatever input source will be plugged into it. Is it a good ...
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Wouldn’t diode forward drop increases the cutoff voltage?

This video seems to be a great explanation of class ab but the schematic shows diodes that should have a forward voltage of .7 plus the forward voltage of the base-emitter drop. He describes it as if ...
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How does class AB amplifier biasing work exactly? [duplicate]

Can somebody please explain in both cases the biasing method? I don't understand the following points: It's OK that we need ~0.7V for PNP and NPN base-emitter voltage, that's why a diode is used for ...
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Class AB power amplifier from "Electronic Devices" by Thomas L. Floyd

I am an electronics engineer. I work as an industrial automation engineer in industry. As an electronics engineer, I love amplifiers and other stuff. I was reading Electronic Devices by Thomas L. ...
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How to increase CE amplifier gain to 12?

The gain needs to be increased to 12, currently it is at 10 but I cannot seem to increase this any more. The circuit topology cannot change, but the component values can - except R4, the 56 kΩ ...
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Class AB power amplifier output clipping when input exceeds 1.7V

I have a 3 transistor Class AB power amplifier that I referenced from a working design which has different design parameters and biasing than what I need. How I intend on using it, it will be used to ...
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Forcing the bias current of a voltage feedback amp into a larger Class AB by a resistor

Can I force any voltage feedback amp to flow current in one side of its output stage (therefore moderate over-biasing it to work in an extended class-AB area), by simply connecting a power resistor ...
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How to bias a MOSFET class AB amp?

I'm working on a class AB amplifier that is used to either source or sink current. The reason for using MOSFETs is space constaints and that high power BJTs are only available in large leaded packages....
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Class AB Amplifier With Single Supply [closed]

I'm designing an amplifier which is to be run off of a single 20 V supply (in the circuit, V+ = 20 V, V- = GND). Q2 and Q3 are used to bias Q4 and Q1. Since the circuit is running off a single 20 V ...
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BJTs dangerously getting hotter as drawn current accumulating

I already ask a few questions on this project (so i won't explain everything again as it would be too long). I basically have a high power opamp (OPA462) to which i feed a signal (but i offset it ...
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Why only common collector method is used in class AB amplifiers?

I have recently started to study about class AB amplifiers online, as a newbie, i have found every schematic of the class AB amplifier is in common collector circuit just like this Schematic i find ...
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How should I size the transistors in the class AB linear amplifier

If I want to design a class AB linear amplifier as the following one, how should I determine the width of the pmos and nmos? Class AB amplifier specifications: Vdd: 6V Input: 0.5V to 5.5V Output ...
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Class AB linear amplifier design

I am trying to design a class AB linear amplifier. The required peak current is 450mA. I am just using an ideal biasing at this stage. The schematic is as follows: Here are the resulting waveforms. ...
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Class AB amplifier using push-pull pair signal decay

I'm trying to build a class AB amplifier with push-pull pair of power transistors for audio amplifier. the circuit works fine with low voltage(~0.2V) but the input peak voltage varies between 0.2 - 2V....
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Adjustable power supply from +5V to -5V

Depending on the orientation of a nulling coil I need an adjustable voltage supply from ~+5V to -5V upto ~200mA. I've tried a few circuits similar to Class AB amplifiers such as the one shown below, ...
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Class AB Amplifier - Weird oscilloscope output

I have built this little kit for a class AB Amplifier. This is the schematic if you do not want to follow the link It works fine, I can hear decent sound. I then tried to check the output with an ...
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Calculating output impedance without measuring open-loop output voltage of a push-pull Class AB MOSFET Amplifier

So I am building and analyzing a Class AB / push-pull amplifier implemented with MOSFET as depicted in the following schematic: R2 is the load. The input is an AC signal with 3V amplitude and 1KHz ...
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Complementary pair - Role of capacitor on emitter

I bought this little kit for a class AB amplifier. The second stage is quite clear (and typical), but I am struggling to understand the role of capacitor C2 on the emitter branch in the first stage. ...
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Design a class AB audio amplifier

I am required to design a class AB audio amplifier to deliver 10W to an 8Ω speaker as shown, but I don't know where to start. The bandwidth is to cover the range from 20Hz to 18kHz. Input voltage is ...
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What is the role of the Op-Amp integrator in this circuit?

Helo dier community! I got a 400 Hz broken Power Inverter and reverse-engineered the circuit just for the simplicity of repairing it. Then I got deeper in and started to understand the engineering ...
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What do these components of an AB amplifier do?

I'm trying to learn about class AB amplifiers by reverse-engineering a few I see here on SE. I borrowed this schematic from this question as a starting place. Ignoring the fact that the circuit lacks ...
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How is the quiescent current and emmiter resistor determined on the driver and pre-drivers of a class-AB audio amplifier output stage

I am reading online about discrete audio amplifiers. I have learned about the input differential pair, the voltage amplifier stage, and now I'm learning about the output stage. I have learned that you ...
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Cross coupled Class AB output stage

A simple question about ClassAB common source amplifier. There are two circuits which I have attached with this question, the one on the left is a standard cross coupled circuit which I have taken ...
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How do analyze input impedance of Class AB amplifier biased with resistors?

EDIT: I realize that the original circuit is deeply flawed and will burn up upon re-entry. Thanks to anyone who can help me understand why! I'm learning to analyze Class AB amplifiers, but haven't ...
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What equation do I use for simple class AB input impedence?

I'm a novice at this. I've done some figuring and would love to know if I've got this correct before I move to more complicated circuits. I have the simplest Class AB amplifier and I'd like to know ...
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Amplifier power problems, power supply limitations, or end stage base current draw

So I am experimenting with various signal generating, op-amp and power amplifier circuits. And I have limited access to technology. Where I am at, everything you buy is twice the price because of ...
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How can I overcome the distortion using in this circuit by using same products as we see in picture ? Or we can use 2n700 series, 3906 and 3904 bjts

Or we can use 2n700 series, 3906 and 3904 bjts. My aim is 10W, gain 100-1000 (adjustable), 50hz-20khz amplifier by using this basic components.
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How can I calculate low and high frequency in my circuit?

How can I calculate low and high frequency in my circuit? I have used an 8-ohm speaker.
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LTSpice produces incorrect simulation for Class AB amplifier

I have been building a Class AB amplifier simulation using LTSpice. While it simulates well for transient analysis (voltage gain of 0.9 at peak), using ac analysis the the voltage gain drops to 0.268....
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Class AB Amplifier - Q point

In a class AB amplifier, why is the Q point much closer to the cutoff voltage as compared to a Class A amplifier which is at the center. Wouldn't this clip the AC signal if its too close to Vce. ...
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Two-stages class AB amplifier

I'm studying the following two-stages class AB amplifier: Basically it is a standard two-stages op-amp (i.e. the cascade of a differential pair with active current mirror followed by an inverter with ...
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Use of diodes and resistors in a push-pull amplifier

What is the function of the two resistors (R4 and R5) and two diodes (D1 and D2) in the circuit below?
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