Halkias, Christos C. Faculty of Electronics, National Technical University, Athens, Greece.
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An amplifier stage consisting of a common-emitter transistor cascaded with a common-base transistor. The common-emitter–common-base (CE-CB) transistor pair constitutes a multiple active device which essentially corresponds to a common-emitter stage with improved high-frequency performance (see illustration). In monolithic integrated-circuit design the use of such active compound devices is much more economical than in discrete designs. A similar compound device is the common-collector–common-emitter connection (CC-CE), also known as the Darlington pair. See also: Integrated circuits
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