BJT CASCODE AMPLIFIER PDF

Login Now. The cascode amplifier is the two stage amplifier in which common emitter stage is connected to common base stage. The CE-CB cascode connection is as shown in the figure:. The input signal is applied at Q1 i. Re is used to make Q-point stable against temperature variation. AC output voltage is obtained at RC collector.

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Login Now. The cascode amplifier is the two stage amplifier in which common emitter stage is connected to common base stage. The CE-CB cascode connection is as shown in the figure:.

The input signal is applied at Q1 i. Re is used to make Q-point stable against temperature variation. AC output voltage is obtained at RC collector. AC signal is applied at base of Q1 which amplifies it with unity gain, and voltage V01 appears across collector of Q1. V01 acts as input to Q2 which further amplifies the signal and voltage Vo appears across collector of CB Configuration. To perform small signal analysis we need to draw ac equivalent circuit of the given amplifier.

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BJT Cascode Amplifier Calculator

This calculator computes bias voltage and current levels, as well as gain and frequency response for the Cascode amplifier. The cascode amplifier has high gain and high band width. It overcomes the Miller capacitance limitations of the common emitter amplifier by using a second transistor as common- base current buffer. As a result it can achieve gain bandwidths orders of magnitude larger than the common emitter amplifiers. The only cost is that a second transistor is needed, and a higher voltage supply is needed so that the transistors have decent operating margins. To increase bandwidth maximize the sum of RE1 and RE2. It should be noted, that in the real world, for frequencies above 2MHz, a second emitter follower buffer stage is needed to prevent loading of the output stage, and reduced frequency response.

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The cascode is a two-stage amplifier that consists of a common-emitter stage feeding into a common-base stage. Compared to a single amplifier stage, this combination may have one or more of the following characteristics: higher input—output isolation, higher input impedance , high output impedance , higher bandwidth. In modern circuits, the cascode is often constructed from two transistors BJTs or FETs , with one operating as a common emitter or common source and the other as a common base or common gate. The cascode improves input—output isolation reduces reverse transmission , as there is no direct coupling from the output to input. This eliminates the Miller effect and thus contributes to a much higher bandwidth. The use of a cascode sometimes verbified to cascoding is a common technique for improving analog circuit performance, applicable to both vacuum tubes and transistors. The name "cascode" was coined in an article written by Frederick Vinton Hunt and Roger Wayne Hickman in , in a discussion on the application of voltage stabilizers.

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