# P-Channel MOSFET Question..

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by dortmundBVB, Apr 23, 2013.

1. ### dortmundBVB Thread Starter New Member

Apr 23, 2013
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Hey guys, I'm reviewing for a test and I'm stuck on this question (75)..

The question is about a p-channel MOSFET with parameters K = -2mA/V^2 and VTR = -1.8 V connected to the circuit (of the picture in my link above). The R2 value is 5.6kohms and V2 = 1V..

Find V1 required to set VDS to 8 V.

I realize this is a p-channel MOSFET and both my K and VTR values are negative therefore I believe it is an Enhancement mode MOSFET stating that in the Constant Current Region : VDS < VGS - VTR

However I can't seem to find a way to find V1 (or VGS) even by solving with KVL across loop 1 and 2..

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

2. ### Jony130 AAC Fanatic!

Feb 17, 2009
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First you need to ask yourself. What is the voltage across R2 resistor if Vsd = 8V.
And knowing R2 voltage, you can use Ohms law to find a drain current.
Next you need to use this and solve for Vgs from this equation.
Id = K*(Vgs - Vt)^2

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3. ### Jon_Snow New Member

Jan 15, 2013
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There's an error in that problem. Vds = -8V not 8V.

Last edited: Apr 25, 2013