Wideband Amplifier project

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by R.M., May 8, 2011.

  1. R.M.

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    hi,
    I've been asked to design a project for the university, unfortunately I'm running out of time.
    the project is:

    Design a two-stage amplifier using either bipolar or FET transistors or a combination of both. You will have to select suitable transistors capable of, providing a voltage or a power gain of at least 100dB and covering frequencies from 100Hz to 1MHz. you are also required to simulate the amplifier operation and it's frequency response including the 3-dB bandwidth. Explain each step in the design and with your results and plots.

    Note: You are free in your selection of the transistors and the bias rails and may add a buffer stage if required. Also, you must site all references used in the design process.


    I'm running out of time and i need any possible help from you guys, please if you can provide me with any useful information.

    thanks in advance

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  2. t_n_k

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    This would have been better posted in the homework forum. You'll find folk reluctant to help if you don't show some attempt at a solution. "Running out of time" doesn't quite cut it as a justification for seeking help.
     
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  3. samsmaths

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    Hi,
    You may use a VCO circuit, taking under consideration the value of the capacitor, using BJT, with voltage ranging from 2.5-5 volts, that enables you to generate 100Hz to 1MHz. The ciruit act as on-off switch that will generate a triangler wave, with required frequncy and dBs. The are many ways to solve this project, another one is using 2 stage OP-AMPs
     
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  5. t_n_k

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    Hi samsmath,

    I think you might have misunderstood the question.

    The goal is to design a two-stage amplifier which will amplify signals in the 100Hz to 1MHz range. You appear to be suggesting a variable frequency oscillator design.
     
  6. samsmaths

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    yes, but who said that vco can't be used for amplification? google it and you'll see what am talking about? rethink about it my friend. All the best
     
  7. samsmaths

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    Please see attached file, which shows the schematic of bjt and fet wideband, preamplified. Hope this help.
     
  8. t_n_k

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    I more than happy to be corrected. Perhaps you could produce the proof by way of an example. I've never seen a VCO used as an amplifier - let's say in an audio amplifier or an RF amplifier. It would make interesting reading.

    Perhaps you are referring to PWM type switch-mode amplifiers or chopper type amplifiers...??

    That's probably beyond the scope of what the OP was looking for in this case.

    Actually it would be interesting to know if a class "D" amplifier is capable of 1MHZ bandwidth - anyone know what's currently achievable?
     
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  10. retched

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    HEY! YOU THERE! THE ONE USING MY INITIALS!

    ;)

    And even weirder, I use a Blackberry also.

    Did you find what you are looking for?
     
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