COMMON EMITTER AMPLIFIER
The amplifier circuit shown below uses what is commonly called "VoltageDivider Biasing".Biasing is very important in amplifier design as it establishes the correctoperating point of the amplifier ready to receive signals, thereby reducingany distortion to the input signal. This type of biasing arrangement iscommonly used in the design of bipolar transistor amplifier circuits andwhich greatly reduces the effects of varying Beta, (β) by holding the Basebias at a constant steady voltage allowing for best stability. The quiescentBase voltage (V
) is determined by the potential divider network formedby the two resistors, R1 and R2 and the power supply voltage VCC.NOTE: The emitter resistance performs 2 functions: RE1 influences the ACvoltage gain and RE1+RE2 controls the DC bias. Remember that
RE2 in thecircuit will not be considered during AC analysis as it gets bypassed by CE.
STEPS INVOLVED:1.Draw the schematic as shown above and run a Transient analysis for500us. Refer to below calculations
Replace the capacitors with open circuits.RE = 600+600 = 1.2K, Take β = 180 for calculation