## Heat Sink in Transistor

Heat Sink in Transistor: When power is dissipated in a transistor, the heat generated must flow from the collector-base junction to the case, and then to the surrounding atmosphere. When only a very small amount…

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## Power Dissipation Rating in Transistor

Power Dissipation Rating in Transistor: Maximum Power Dissipation - Consider the portion of the data sheet for the 2N3903 and 2N3904 transistor reproduced in Fig. 8-24. The total device dissipation (PD) is specified as 625 mW…

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## Transistor Circuit Noise

Transistor Circuit Noise: Unwanted signals at the output of an electronics system are termed noise. The noise amplitude may be large enough to severely distort, or completely swamp, the wanted signals. Consequently, the noise level…

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## Transistor Switching Times

Transistor Switching Times: For Transistor Switching Times, the switching speed of the device can be an important quantity. Consider the circuit in Fig. 8-18(a). When the base input current is applied, the transistor does not…

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## High Frequency Analysis of BJT

High Frequency Analysis of BJT: Coupling and Bypass Capacitor Effects - Consider the typical High Frequency Analysis of BJT illustrated in Fig. 8-5. As discussed, the amplifier voltage gain is constant over a middle range…

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## BJT Cutoff Frequency and Capacitance

BJT Cutoff Frequency and Capacitance: Device Cutoff Frequency - All transistors have junction capacitances. The junction capacitances and the transit time of charge carriers through the semiconductor material limit the high frequency performance of the…

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## Decibels and Half Power Point Method

Decibels and Half Power Point Method: Power Measurement in Decibels and Half Power Point Method - The power gain (Ap) of an amplifier may be expressed in terms of the log of the ration of…

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## Transistor Datasheet

Transistor Datasheet: To select a transistor for a particular application, the Transistor Datasheet provided by device manufacturers must be consulted. Most data sheets start off with the device type number at the top of the…