amplifier types

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by bhuvanesh, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. bhuvanesh

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    i want to be clear of what actually current and voltage amplifier does.and how it varies from power amplifier.thank you in advance
     
  2. radiohead

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    Power is measured in watts, so a power amplifier would be something that would amplify an audio or RF signal.
     
  3. R!f@@

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    Voltage amp amplifies Voltage
    Current amp amplifies Current.

    Power amp Amplifies Both VI.
     
  4. davebee

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    Amplifiers are usually named for their primary role.

    The primary task of a voltage amplifier is to increase the voltage of a signal, so they are referred to as voltage amplifiers, even though they often amplify the power of the signal as well.

    The primary task of a power amplifier is to provide power to drive a load, such as a speaker or an antenna, so they are referred to as power amplifiers, even though they often also amplify the signal voltage in that process.
     
  5. MrChips

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    Voltage amp amplifies voltage, but the output current might be limited.

    A power amp tries to keep the output voltage constant over a wide range of loads.

    Current amp amplifies current, but the output voltage might be limited.
    A current amp tries to keep the output current constant over a wide range of loads.
     
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