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ECE 453 Homework Assignment 2 Topics: Single Stage Ampliers Frequency Domain Analysis Miller Approximation

1. Consider the following amplier


RL Vin CL RS Vout

(a) Draw a small signal model of this amplier valid for both low and high frequency operation (b) Find Rout for this amplier (c) Based on the Miller approximation, what is the total capacitance on the output node for Av 1? What is the output pole of this amplier? 2. Using the Miller Approximation: (a) Based upon the ideal amplier shown with feedback impedance Zo, derive and explain Millers theorem and how this general impedance can be split into Z1 and Z2


A Z1 Z2

(b) For the following transimpedance amplier, use KCL to write equations for nodes A and/or B. Based upon these equations nd Vout/Iin and determine the input pole of this amplier

Rf A Cin

A Iin

B Cout

(c) Using Millers theorem, divide the feedback resistance Rf between the input and output nodes. By inspection, what are the input pole and transimpedance gain for this circuit 3. Dierential Ampliers: (a) Given the following Dierential Amplier:


Vin= V+-VR Vout= Vout+-VoutVout-

R Vout+ Co V+



Determine the small signal dierential gain, common mode gain and bandwidth of each branch using the half-circuit (or other) method. Assume that the bandwidth is determined by the output pole. (b) Do the same for the amplier below


Vin= V+-VVout= Vout+-Vout-

Vout+ Co V+

Vb V-


(c) Consider the following amplier:


C B V+ A Vout V-

What is the small signal gain of this amplier? How many poles does it have? At which nodes are these poles?