An amplifier can be used to adapt the range of a signal to a requirement, to make it more robust for transmission, or to satisfy interface requirements (like input/output impedance).

An electronic amplifier, amplifier, or (informally) amp is an electronic device that increases the power of a signal. It does this by taking energy from a power supply and controlling the output to match the input signal shape but with a larger amplitude. In this sense, an amplifier modulates the output of the power supply.