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VOLTAGE-DIVIDER COMMON-EMITTER AMPLIFIER

I.

OBJECTIVES
1. To analyze the parameters and characteristics of different types of voltage-divider
emitter (common-emitter) amplifier.
2. To decide which type is most suited for most applications.

II.

TEST EQUIPMENT
(1) Power Supply
(1) Dual Trace Oscilloscope

III.

PARTS NEEDED
(1) 100 Ω BRN.BLK.BRN
(1) 1.5 kΩ BRN.GRN.RED

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IV.

(1) Electronic Lab Console
(1) Function generator

(2) 10µF
(1) 100µF

Q1 (1) 2N3904

3.3 kΩ ORG.ORG.RED
15 kΩ BRN.GRN.ORG
10 kΩ BRN.BLK.ORG
47 kΩYEL.VIO.ORG

PROCEDURE
1. Calculate the following for the circuit 0f Figure 1: IE, IC, VC, VCE, ZIN, ZO, Av, and
Vo. Set IE=Ic
+Vcc
+9v

Rc
3.3K?
R1
47K?
C2
10µF
ß=100
C1
10µF
RL
10K?
2 Vpp
2KHz

R2
15K?

RE2
1.5K?

FIGURE 1. UNBYPASSED VOLTAGE DIVIDER CE AMPLIFIER.
2. Set up the circuit of Figure 1. Measure and draw the output voltage.
WARNING: Always turn on DC supply before the function generator. Also, turn
off the function generator before the DC supply.
VIN:
Vo:

Zin. +Vcc +9v Vin: Zin: Vo: Zo: Rc 3. 4. 5. measure the input and output voltage. and maximum swing without distortion maxVo. Zo. Bypassed RE of circuit in Figure 1 with a 1µF capacitor as shown in Figure 2. ß=100 8.3K? R1 47K? C2 10µF ß=100 C1 10µF RL 10K? 2 Vpp 2KHz RE2 1. Zout. Measure and draw the output voltage. Av. Measure the input and output impedance of the circuit of figure 1. and Vo with measured values in step6.f: 3.3K? R1 47K? C2 10µF 7. 2 Vpp 2KHz C1 Compute10µF the following parameters for circuit in Figure 4: IE. Vo. +Vcc +9v Rc 3. Av. Set up the circuit of Figure 2. Compute Zin. and Vo with measured values in steps 2&3. Also. and Vo. Zo.5K? C3 100µF . RL 10K? RE1 100µ R2 15K? RE2 1. Compare your computed values for Zin.5K? R2 15K? C3 100µF FIGURE 2 6. Compare your computed values for Zin. Zo. Follow the techniques described in the previous experiment.

Does your measured output waveform has distortion? Why? 3. Compute the maximum voltage without distortion of split-emitter amplifier shown in Figure 3 and compare it with your computed Vo.54 Vpp. Vin: Zin: Vo: Zo: 10. Compare it with your calculated Vo. Zo and output voltage with measured values in step 9. 11. Compare your calculated values for Zin. 12. Turn off signal generator. Turn off power supply. Does your output waveform has distortion? . Set up the circuit of Figure 3. Compute the maximum output voltage w/o distortion of circuit in Figure 1. QUESTIONS TO PONDER 1. Does your waveform has distortion? Why? 2. Zin. This is the split (swamp0 emitter amplifier. 9. V. Measure the output voltage. The maximum voltage w/o distortion bypassed emitter amplifier is 8. Draw the output voltage. Compare it with your measured Vo. and Zo.FIGURE 3.

Zin. & phase relationship. With proper design for each types of voltage divider emitter amplifier. which type is more advantageous? 6. Av. . Summarize the characteristics of common emitter amplifier in terms of Zin. waveforms. 5. Zo and Av.4. Make a comparison among the three types of voltage divider emitter amplifier with respect to their voltages. Zo.