Questions tagged [saturation]

Saturation applies to two things in electronics; core saturation in a transformer or inductor, AND transistor saturation in a BJT or a MOSFET.

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What part of Ebers-Moll equation shows the decrease of the collector current in saturation region

By looking at the Ebers-Moll equation for a BJT transistor: Is this formula explicitly showing why Ic starting to decrease towards zero in saturation region. Which part of the equation shows that?
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Buffer Clipping Below Negative Supply Voltage

I'm trying to understand op-amp operation, starting with the buffer circuit. I have simulated the voltage follower using an LM324 in Multisim Live. I was trying to simulate output saturation by ...
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Can an inductor lose its characteristics permanently after short saturation?

I was testing a SMPS (boost) where I had an overcurrent due to overload for a few seconds. The inductor saturation current is 2A. Although I could not measure the current, I am quite sure that the ...
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one-sided saturation with op-amp and RC high pass filter

I am working with a photodetecting circuit built as follow: When I drive an LED ON and OFF, I get the following waveforms: Blue indicates that the LED is turned on when a voltage is high and turned ...
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Passive harmonic filter: Why Immensely Hot and Humming

I encountered a passive harmonic filter, PHF with highly non linear loads, i.e. variable frequency drive, VFD (most of the time running 50Hz) serving an induction motor. I believe that it is a ...
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Op-amp: Floating input (Multisim)

I found this circuit from Encyclopedia of Electronic Circuits Volumes 1 by RUDOLF F. GRAF I used Multisim to simulate. When switches S1 and S2 are open (U1A@3 and U1B@6 are floating) and I measured ...
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Unexpected saturation with the rail to rail instrumental amplifier AD623

I'm trying to use the rail-to-rail instrumental amplifier AD623. Here the datasheet. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab First experiment: AD623 set as a voltage ...
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The meaning of constant current source in BJT

Taking a sample from TAOE Ch.2 Figure 2.9 for example. The book suggests that BJT constructs a constant current source for the LED and \$\beta\$ is subject to change from multiple parameters thus ...
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op amp saturation

I have this circuit which is acting with negative resistance. However when increasing the voltage well above saturation it produces a weird distortion on the output as seen below. can anyone explain.
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What are these transistors doing and how are they working in this VU Meter?

I was thinking of making KITT's voice box from Knight Rider, which is essentially a VU meter. I did some researching and found an appropriate IC, LM3916, http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/405/lm3915-443929....
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Instrumentation Amplifier Saturation to Rails

I am working with a TI INA821 Instrumentation Amplifier to try to amplifier a 0-5mV (delta) analog signal off a strain gauge. To reiterate, every DC analog value between the delta of 5mV represents a ...
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Channel shape of NMOS in saturation

According to the Sedra/Smith Microelectronic Circuits textbook, 6/7 eds., increasing \$v_{DS}\$ beyond \$v_{OV}\$ has no effect on the channel shape and charge. Why is that? It seems as if (...
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BJT Differential Amplifier deliberately saturated?

Happy New Year! I've recently completed a metal detector project (see my recent questions) and I've been going back over some of the parts I didn't fully understand first time around. This question ...
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How does the source voltage change with and without channel modulation?

The description here seems big, but it's only a two minute read. I'm stranded, desperately need help. The variable resistance R in the figure is set to 10K ohms. The first question was to find the ...
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Collector current decreases with the increase of base current in saturation mode of bjt

I'm new to BJT and i'm trying to understand the characteristics of bjt in different modes of it. In my book they explained that in saturation mode of bjt the collector current decreases even if i ...
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Using MOSFET to prevent Op Amp saturation

How N-channel Q1B MOSFET prevent Op-Amp U1B from saturation.Terminal 5 of U1B and Q1B are connected to output voltage of a DAC. At 4 of Q1B and Q2B is the same signal multiplexed to control LED.
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how does a Avalanche photo diode[APD] recovery time depend on TIA

in one my of low light pulse detection project i want to sense a very low light of 1mW/m2 so for this kind of scenario an APD is a device with its internal gain can give me abundant current to detect ...
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Horowitz lab 4.4

I have a problem doing lab 4.4 from Horowitz's student manual for the Art of Electronics. Here's the circuit and here's what I get from LTspice simulation, which corresponds to hardware circuit ...