Chapter 11. Transistor Amplifier Design

  1. Devendra K. Misra

Published Online: 25 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471653764.ch11

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition

How to Cite

Misra, D. K. (2004) Transistor Amplifier Design, in Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471653764.ch11

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 17 AUG 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471478737

Online ISBN: 9780471653769

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Keywords:

  • stability considerations;
  • amplifier designs for the maximum gain;
  • power-gain circles;
  • unilateral transistor amplifiers;
  • bilateral transistor amplifiers;
  • noise-figure circles;
  • broadband amplifiers;
  • small-signal equivalent circuits for transistors;
  • bias circuits

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 in the following section. An overview of broadband amplifiers is included. Small-signal equivalent circuits and biasing mechanisms for various transistors are also summarized in subsequent sections.