Please help me with this amplifier circuit.

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  1. Titanium

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    Could you please help me through this problem:

    In figure 3a) there is shown an amplifier circuit based on a npn-transistor and figure 3b) illustrates its small-signal model.

    (a) Explain what is the small-signal model and what is it used for. What is
    descriped by the symbols (r_π, C_π, etc.) in figure 3b)? Is there anything
    missing?

    (b) Determine the gain of the system A = Vo/Vs at low frequencies (C_C1
    and C_C2 more significant than the other capacitances) assuming RB》r_π. Explain qualitatively what happens at very high frequencies and at
    middle frequencies.

    Figure:http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu173/lxazy/ji.jpg?t=1257527280

    Thanks a lot for looking and helping!
     
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  2. Titanium

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    Please help!
    Thank you!
     
  3. bertus

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    Hello,

    The link does not work.

    You can post the picture here by using the manage attachment button:


    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  4. Titanium

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    Thank you for your attention!
    Here is the figure:


     
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  5. Titanium

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    Please help, indeed!
     
  6. bertus

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    Hello,

    I am not familair with this kind of network representation of the amplifier.
    I have made notes as I see the parts in the network.

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    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  7. Titanium

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    I see, thanks anyway!
     
  8. hobbyist

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    The small signal model, represents the signal (AC) voltages work at, it does not consider the DC bias voltages, but only what refers to AC currents only.

    The resistances have been thevenized and such, if you look into the input this will be what the input signal see's, it sees R1 and R2 as a single resistance, in parrallell with the series resistor RE and re, denoted as R pi.

    The output current B*ib see's Rc and Rl in parrallel, depending on the frequency of this input signal, would determine the phase shift the signals see with the capacitors, as well as the reactances these capacitors offer to the signals, if the signal frequency is high enough, then sometimes the capacitors can be represented as shorts across them as the signal is not Aaffected by them, but that again deals with the frequencies involved.

    This setup is useful when doing signal analysis on an amp stage.
     
  9. hobbyist

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    Titanium:
    Please ask questions on the thread, instead of PM.
    Because the forum is for all to benefit from in learning by questions asked.

    Also If I give a wrong answer to a question someone more knowledgebale would have an opurtunity to interject and correct any wrong advise I may give.

    With that being said:

    Everything I wrote in my last post is about all I really understand about this circuit analysis.

    Here is the question asked
    If someone can help with his question it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thankyou.


     
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