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ELD255

BJT Practice Questions

1 ) Find the missing Voltage & Currents:

2)

VBB
0
5.7
5.7

VBE
0.7
0.7
0.7

RB
50K
50K
50K

RC
970
970
500

IB

IC

VCE

BJT State

BE-Diode Bias

CB-Diode Bias

3) Fill in the blanks


a) A transistor is called a transforming resistor because its _____________ changes with input signal
b) The 3 terminals of a BJT (_______Junction Transistor) are __________, ____________ & _______________.
c) In No bias mode Base-Emitter junction is_________biased & Collector-Base Junction is _________biased
d) In Cut-Off mode Base-Emitter junction is_________biased & Collector-Base Junction is _________biased
e) In Active operation mode Base-Emitter junction is_________biased & Collector-Base Junction is _________biased
f) In Saturation Base-Emitter junction is_________biased & Collector-Base Junction is _________biased
g) The twotypes of BJT transistor are N_N & P_P
h) In a NPN transistor Base is a __-type semiconductor
i) In a PNP transistor Base is a __-type semiconductor
j) A NPN transistor conducts when the ________ is at a greater potential than__________ such that VBE > 0.7V
j) A PNP transistor conducts when the ________ is at a greater potential than__________ such that VEB > 0.7V
k) In a NPN transistor current flows from __________ to Emitter and ________flows from Emitter to collector
l) When VBE is > _____V, the ratio of current flowing between collector and emitter(IC) to that between Base &
Emitter(IB) is given by___or ____ or _____.

Professor: Mahesh Aravamudan

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BJT Practice Questions

4) Fill in the missing parameters

Common Emitter Current Gain or Current gain = or F or ___ = Collector Current/ Base Current = ___/___
Common Emitter Current Gain = or ___ = Collector Current/ Emitter Current = ___/___
Ideally ___but because of small finite base current(IB) it is < 1 ( 0.98)/
IE = IB + ___
IC = IE ____ ( Therefore IC < IE )
= / (__ + 1)
= / (1 - ___)
Voltages Related:
VBE (Base-Emitter Voltage) = = Diode Drop 0.7 V VE = VB - ____

Professor: Mahesh Aravamudan

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BJT Practice Questions

In the circuit below the current flowing into the Base is IB and the current into the collector is IC
RC

VC

Fill in the Blanks:

Step 2: CE to BE Transformation:
____ = DC* ___

RB

Step 1: KVL on BE Side:


VBB - _____* RB - VBE = 0

VCC
B

VBB

Q1

Step 3: KVL on CE Side:


VCC - ___* RC - VCE = 0
Step 4: IC(sat) is maximum current & when VCE is at its minimum. Using KVL on CE Side:
____ - IC(sat) * RC VCE(min) = 0
Step 5: VCE(off) when transistor is off & therefore IC = 0mA. Using KVL on CE Side:
VCC - ___* RC - VCE(off) = 0
Answers: Step1:IB; Step2: IC & IB ; Step3: IC ; Step4:VCC; Step5: IC=0mA

1) If VBB = 5V; RB = 100K; VBE = 0.7V; DC = 100; VCC = 10V; VCE = 0V; RC = 1K;
Find IB ; IC ; VC; IC(sat) ; VCE(off)

Answers: 43A; 4.3mA; 5.7V; 10mA; 10V

2) If VBB = 10V; RB = 400K; VBE = 0.7V; DC =120; VCC = 24V; VCE = 0.2V; RC = 3.3K;
Find IB ; IC ; VC; IC(sat) ; VCE(off)

Answers: 23.250A; 2.790mA; 14.793V; 7.273mA; 24V

3) If VBB = 12V; RB = 300K; VBE = 0.7V; DC = 200; VCC = 20V; VCE = 0V; VC = VCC/2 (midpoint bias)
Find IB ; IC ; RC; IC(sat) ; VCE(off)

Answers: 37.667A; 7.533mA; 1327.430; 15.067mA; 20V

4) If VBB = 10V; VBE = 0.7V; DC =150; VCC = 20V; VCE = 0V; RC = 3.3K; VC = VCC/2 (midpoint bias)
Find IB ; IC ; RB; IC(sat) ; VCE(off)

Answers: 20.020A; 3.030mA; 495K; 60.610mA; 20V

5) If VBB = 8V; RB = 200K; VBE = 0.7V; VCC = 16V; VCE = 0V; RC = 1.2K; VC = VCC/2 (midpoint bias)
Find IB ; IC ; DC; IC(sat) ; VCE(off)

Answers: 36.650A; 6.667mA; 181.900; 60.610mA; 16V

Professor: Mahesh Aravamudan

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BJT Practice Questions

In the Base Bias Circuit of an Common Emitter Amplifier shown below if VCC = 20V; RB = 500K ; RC
= 1.2K and DC = 100 ; find the Voltage (VCEQ) and current (ICQ) at the output.
What should be the value of RL so that the bias voltage at the output of the amplifier be at the midrail(mid-point) value (VCEQ = VCC/2)

Professor: Mahesh Aravamudan

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BJT Practice Questions

Follow the steps in the example in the weekly notes on blackboard and analyze the following Common Emitter
amplifier circuit with Voltage Divider Biasing.

Perform DC Analysis on the CE Aamplifier shown above and calculate the following:

Professor: Mahesh Aravamudan

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