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Subject: TRONLA 2

Name: RABAYA, Janray S.

Section: ECE-3A

n: 25

Design Exercise 43
DC Loadline for a BJT Amplifier
Journal:
In this laboratory activity, we performed on how to make a Fixed Bias configuration of a
Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT). The circuit is also called as a "Base Current Bias", the fact
that the transistors base current, IB stays consistent for given values of Vcc, and in this manner
the transistors operating point should likewise remain fixed. This type of transistor biasing
arrangement is also beta dependent biasing as the steady-state condition of operation is a
function of the transistors beta value, so the biasing point will vary. With this type of biasing
method the voltages and currents do not remain stable during transistor operation and can vary
enormously. Also the temperature of the transistor can affect the operating point.
I almost lose my patience in this activity because of trials and errors I made yet still have
a high percentage error. It is true that if you have a high value of n you may never find a
solution to lower your error. The dirty lab is like a trap hole, since temperature affects the
transistor, I already thought I made a design that could satisfy me. When I got to check my
design into the other room which have a cool temperature inside, everything changed and got my
work became useless at all. No found solution yet and Im hoping that this n will not be curse
for me.
In conclusion, this activity was an incredible approach to test the most fundamental
arrangement of a Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT). With a fundamental setup, for example, this
one, we could control the resistor values we required keeping in mind the end goal to accomplish
our required targets. What's more, I propose that in applying a BJT in a circuit I recommend the
voltage-divider design, on the facts that we have learned amid our TRONIC1 and TRONLA1 last
semester this kind of setup is free on Beta so a wide change on it due to the temperature of the
transistor wouldn't influence the output current that much.

Subject: TRONLA 2

Name: RABAYA, Janray S.

Section: ECE-3A

n: 25

Design Exercise 43
DC Loadline for a BJT Amplifier
Question and Answer:
What is the most widely used combination-bias system?
A.
B.
C.
D.

Emitter Bias
Fixed Bias
Voltage Divide Bias
Emitter Follower

Background:
This biasing configuration comes from the fact that the two resistors RB1 and RB2 form a
voltage or potential divider network with their center point connecting the transistors base
terminal directly across the supply. Also, voltage divider network biasing makes the transistor
circuit independent of changes in beta as the voltages at the transistors base, emitter, and
collector are dependent on external circuit values. The current flowing through resistor RB2 is
generally set at 10 times the value of the required base current IB so that it has no effect on the
voltage divider current or changes in Beta.
Reference:
1. Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Robert L. Boylestad
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipolar_transistor_biasing#Fixed_bias_with_emitter_resistor
Answer: C