# Typo in "Amplifiers and Active Devices" Chapter

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by BHijazi, Jan 26, 2010.

1. ### BHijazi Thread Starter New Member

Jan 16, 2010
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Dears,

I think there is a typo in the attenuaters section at: http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_3/chpt_1/7.html

in the "T-section attenuator" description, the equation for calculating Z: Z=RO + (R2 ||(R1 + Z))

I think RO should be replaced by R1

Thanks,
Basel

2. ### Wendy Moderator

Mar 24, 2008
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There is a problem, but it is with the designations. R0 is Rout, not R (zero). And RI is Rin, not R1.

Under this drawing... The paragraph above the formula also seems to have a problem.

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OK, looked at it again. Changed my description of the problem.

I would change the designations to Rin and Rout, it would be much more obvious, and not be mistaken for numbers.

Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
3. ### Dcrunkilton E-book Co-ordinator

Jul 31, 2004
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Thanks for pointing out the discrepancy.

This is the change I am making to the copy at ibiblio:

Disconnecting the source and looking in to the right at VI, we need to see a series parallel combination of R1, R2, R1, and Z looking like an equivalent resistance of ZIN, the same as the ource/load impedance Z: (a load of Z is connected to the output.)
ZIN = R1 + (R2 ||(R1 + Z)) ​
For example, substitute the 10 dB values from the 50 Ω attenuator table for R1 and R2 as shown in Figure below.
ZIN = 25.97 + (35.14 ||(25.97 + 50)) ​
ZIN = 25.97 + (35.14 || 75.97 ) ​
ZIN = 25.97 + 24.03 = 50 ​