Transistor Basics is a free introductory textbook on transistors and their basic applications. See the editorial for more information....


Author: Leonard Krugman

This chapter deals with the design and operation of the transistor as a low-frequency amplifying device based on the transistor characteristics and limitations discussed in the preceding chapters. Since it is impracticable to cover every useful type of connection, the emphasis in this section is on fundamental illustrations, such as choosing the transistor d-c operating point, stabilizing methods, matching, direct coupling, and cascading class A and B single-ended and push-pull transistor amplifiers. Some of the unique properties of transistors that are attained by the symmetrical operation of the N-P-N and P-N-P types in the same circuit are also considered.

Last Update: 2010-11-17