Schaumann, Rolf Department of Electrical Engineering, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
Last reviewed:October 2019
- Operational Amplifiers
- Transconductance Amplifiers
- Bipolar Junction Transistor Amplifiers
- Transistor operation
- Linear performance
- Common-emitter amplifier
- Common-base amplifiers
- Common-collector amplifiers
- Field-Effect Transistor Amplifiers
- MOSFET operation
- MOSFET amplifiers
- Differential Amplifiers
- Output Stages
- Buffer stage
- Complementary (class AB) stage
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A device capable of increasing the magnitude of a physical quantity. This article discusses electronic amplifiers whose operation depends on transistors. Some amplifiers are magnetic, while others may take the form of rotating electrical machinery. Forms of nonelectrical amplifiers are hydraulic actuators and levers which are amplifiers of mechanical forces. See also: Direct-current motor; Hydraulic actuator; Lever
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