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close this bookAmplifier Teaching Aid (GTZ, DED; 86 pages)
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View the documentFirst Evaluation
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Open this folder and view contentsLesson 7 - Small Signal Amplifier
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close this folderLesson 10 - Large Signal Amplifier
close this folderLesson Plan
View the documentLarge signal amplifier
View the documentClasses
View the documentClass A power amplifier
View the documentClass B power amplifier
View the documentClass AB power amplifier
View the documentWorksheet No. 10
View the documentThird Evaluation
 

Class A power amplifier

The amplifiers we have discussed have been class A amplifiers. Class A amplifier operate in the center of the load line. This gives the best possible output swing without clipping.

Efficiency: low, maximum 50%

Even when no signal is applied, a high current is flowing (100 mA) and there is a power dissipation in the load.

Distortion: low

Applications: Few audio amplifier (high quality)


Fig. 10-1: Class A amplifier

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