Quantcast CLASSIFICATION OF AMPLIFIERS

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
 
  
 
1-3 Figure 1-2.—Amplifiers as used in radio receiver. The audio signal from the detector will then be amplified to make it large enough to drive the speaker of the radio. Almost every electronic device contains at least one stage of amplification, so you will be seeing amplifiers in many devices that you work on. Amplifiers will also be used in most of the NEETS modules that follow this one. Q-1.     What is amplification? Q-2.     Does an amplifier actually change an input signal? Why or why not? Q-3.     Why do electronic devices use amplifiers? CLASSIFICATION OF AMPLIFIERS Most electronic devices use at least one amplifier, but there are many types of amplifiers. This module will not try to describe all the different types of amplifiers. You will be shown the general principles of amplifiers and some typical amplifier circuits. Most amplifiers can be classified in two ways. The first classification is by their function. This means they are basically voltage amplifiers or power amplifiers. The second classification is by their frequency response. In other words what frequencies are they designed to amplify? If you describe an amplifier by these two classifications (function and frequency response) you will have a good working description of the amplifier. You may not know what the exact circuitry is, but you will know what the amplifier does and the frequencies that it is designed to handle. VOLTAGE AMPLIFIERS AND POWER AMPLIFIERS All amplifiers are current-control devices. The input signal to an amplifier controls the current output of the amplifier. The connections of the amplifying device (electron tube, transistor, magnetic amplifier,


Electrical News
Creating an 8x8x8 3D LED Cube: The Base PCB
Creating an 8x8x8 3D tri-color LED cube from the ground...
eetimes.com
Allocating MCU Resources Accurately
When you need a new MCU and new I/O for...
eetimes.com
Experts Call for Secure Sensors
Sensor nodes are the most vulnerable point of attack in...
eetimes.com
AMD Integrates X86, GPU & I/O
Early next year, AMD will ship Carrizo, its most integrated...
eetimes.com
Test Your Way to a Better IoT
Better design and test procedures will lead to much lower...
eetimes.com
12 Startups I Saw at Demo
The consumer Internet of Things sector is getting crowded and...
eetimes.com
Megachips: Japan's Best Kept Secret
In a recent interview with EE Times, Megachips' president and...
eetimes.com
Intel Expects 2015 Mobile Speedup
Intel is back on track with mobile, company officials said...
eetimes.com
Culture Is King in Job Search
Programmers, web developers, and software engineers often assume that technical...
eetimes.com
LEDs Go Color-Temperature & Tunable
The LED manufacturer Everlight introduced what it calls the world's...
eetimes.com
Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
Sponsor Dave in the 2014 Sydney Mud Run, proceeds go...
eevblog.com
Friday Quiz: More Radar
An EE Times reader submitted our second Friday quiz about...
eetimes.com
Dick Smith – Amateur Radio & Adventure
Dick Smith talks about how he got started, the early...
eevblog.com
Want to Present a Paper at ESC Boston 2015?
If you are interested in presenting a paper on the...
eetimes.com
Transparent Car Shows Automotive's Future
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows the latest advances...
eetimes.com
Why No One Leaves Linear Technology
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner....
eetimes.com
The Messe U-Bahn Crush Business Indicator
Electronica's healthy glow means good things for Europe's electronics sector....
eetimes.com
Automotive Industry Drives Chip Demand
Among all major end use-applications for integrated circuits, the automotive...
eetimes.com
Power Week: Duracell Buyout Tied to Wireless Power, EVs?
The acquisition of the Duracell battery brand by Warren Buffett's...
eetimes.com
What Are You Wearing?
The wearables market is at $6B this year and is...
eetimes.com
 


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +