Chapter 10. Transistor Amplifier Design

  1. Devendra K. Misra Ph.D.

Published Online: 25 MAR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471224359.ch10

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design

How to Cite

Misra, D. K. (2002) Transistor Amplifier Design, in Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224359.ch10

Author Information

  1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2002
  2. Published Print: 1 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471412533

Online ISBN: 9780471224358

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Keywords:

  • stability circles;
  • unilateral transistor;
  • bilateral transistor;
  • unilateral figure of merit;
  • constant gain circles;
  • constant noise figure circles;
  • compensating networks;
  • negative feedback;
  • balanced circuits;
  • traveling wave amplifiers;
  • small-signal equivalents of BJT and FET;
  • biasing

Summary

This chapter begins with the stability considerations for a two-port network and the formulation of relevant conditions in terms of its scattering parameters. Expressions for input and output stability circles are presented next to facilitate the design of amplifier circuits. Design procedures for various small-signal single-stage amplifiers are discussed for unilateral as well as bilateral transistors. Noise figure considerations in amplifier design are discussed. An overview of broadband amplifiers is included. Small-signal equivalent circuits and biasing mechanisms for various transistors are also summarized.