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## MCQs for Field Effect Transistor Amplifiers

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Field Effect Transistor Amplifiers from the book Electronic
Devices and Circuit Theory 10th Edition by Robert L. Boylestad. If you are looking for a reviewer in
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## Online Questions and Answers Topic Outline

MCQs in FET Amplifiers

## B) high input impedance

C) low power consumption

A) current

B) voltage

C) power

D) resistance

A) current

B) voltage

C) power

D) resistance

## 4. The E-MOSFET is quite popular in ________ applications.

A) digital circuitry

B) high-frequency

C) buffering

## 5. What is the range of gm for JFETs?

A) 1 µS to 10 µS

B) 100 µS to 1000 µS

C) 1000 µS to 5000 µS
D) 10000 µS to 100000 µS

## 6. For what value of ID is gm equal to 0.5 gm0?

A) 0 mA

B) 0.25 IDSS

C) 0.5 IDSS

D) IDSS

7. What is the typical value for the input impedance Zi for JFETs?

A) 100 kΩ

B) 1 MΩ

C) 10 MΩ

D) 1000 MΩ

## MCQs in FET Amplifiers Fig. 01

A) 2 mS

B) 3 mS

C) 4 mS

D) 5 mS

9. Use the following equation to calculate gm for a JFET having IDSS = 10 mA, VP = –5 V, and VGSQ = –2.5
V.

A) 2 mS

B) 3 mS
C) 4 mS

D) 5 mS

A) 2 mS

B) 2.5 mS

C) 2.75 mS

D) 3.25 mS

## MCQs in FET Amplifiers Fig. 04

A) 2.83 mS

B) 3.00 mS

C) 3.25 mS

D) 3.46 mS

12. Referring to the figure below, determine the output impedance for VGS = –3 V at VDS = 5 V.

A) 100 kΩ

B) 80 kΩ

C) 25 kΩ

D) 5 kΩ

A) 4 mS, 66.7 kΩ

B) 4 mS, 15 kΩ

C) 66.7 kΩ, 4 mS

## D) None of the above

14. The steeper the slope of the ID versus VGS curve, the ________ the level of gm.

A) less

B) same

C) greater

A) one-fourth

B) one-half

C) three-fourths

D) two-thirds

## 16. If ID = IDSS / 2, gm = ___________ gmo.

A) 1

B) 0.707

C) 0.5

D) 1.414

17. The more horizontal the characteristic curves on the drain characteristics, the ________ the output
impedance.

A) less

B) same

C) greater

18. What is (are) the function(s) of the coupling capacitors C1 and C2 in an FET circuit?
A) to create an open circuit for dc analysis

B) to isolate the dc biasing arrangement from the applied signal and load

## D) All of the above

19. Where do you get the level of gm and rd for an FET transistor?

A) 1.85 kΩ

B) 1.92 kΩ

C) 2.05 kΩ

D) 2.15 kΩ

A) –3.48

B) –3.56

C) –3.62

D) –4.02

A) RD

B) RD || rd

C) RG

## D) -gm • (RD || rd)

23. Which of the following is a required condition to simplify the equations for Zo and Av for the self-bias
configuration?

A) rd ≤ 10RD

B) rd = RD

C) rd ≥ 10RD

## MCQs in FET Amplifiers Fig. 08

A) 2.92 kΩ

B) 3.20 kΩ

C) 3.25 kΩ

D) 3.75 kΩ

25. On which of the following parameters does rd have no or little impact in a source-follower
configuration?

A) Zi

B) Zo

C) Av

## MCQs in FET Amplifiers Fig. 09

A) 362.52 Ω

B) 340.5 Ω

C) 420.5 Ω

D) 480.9 Ω

27. Referring to this figure, calculate Zi for yos = 20 µS. Assume VGSQ = −2.2V.

A) 300.2 Ω

B) 330.4 Ω

C) 340.5 Ω

D) 350.0 Ω

A) –7.29

B) –7.50

C) –8.05

D) –8.55

## 30. Referring to this figure, calculate Zi if rd = 19 kΩ.

MCQs in FET Amplifiers Fig. 12

A) 2.42 MΩ

B) 2.50 MΩ

C) 2.53 MΩ

C) 2.59 MΩ

A) 1.75 kΩ

B) 1.81 kΩ

C) 1.92 kΩ

D) 2.00 kΩ

A) –2.85

B) –3.26

C) –2.95

D) –3.21

## MCQs in FET Amplifiers Fig. 15

A) 1.51 kΩ

B) 1.65 kΩ
C) 1.85 kΩ

D) 2.08 kΩ

34. Referring to this figure, calculate the value of RD if the ac gain is 10. Assume VGSQ = ¼Vp.

## MCQs in FET Amplifiers Fig. 16

A) 2.2 kΩ

B) 2.42 kΩ

C) 2.62 kΩ

D) 2.82 kΩ

35. For an FET small-signal amplifier, one could go about troubleshooting a circuit by ________.

## A) viewing the circuit board for poor solder joints

B) using a dc meter

## D) All of the above

Fill-in-the-blanks Questions

1. A field-effect transistor amplifier provides excellent voltage gain with the added feature of a _____
input impedance.

A) low

B) medium

C) high

## D) None of the above

2. The depletion MOSFET circuit has a _____ input impedance than a similar JFET configuration.

A) much higher

B) much lower

C) lower
D) higher

3. The _____ is quite popular in digital circuits, especially in CMOS circuits that require very low power
consumption.

A) JFET

B) BJT

C) D-type MOSFET

D) E-type MOSFET

A) Zi

B) gm

C) ID

D) IG

A) Ai

B) Av

C) Zi

D) Zo

A) ID’, VGS

B) VGS’, ID

C) IG’, VDS

D) IG’, ID

A) ID to VGS

B) ID to VDS

C) VGS to IG

D) VGS to VDS

A) decreases

C) increases

## 9. gm has its maximum value for a JFET at _____.

A) Vp

B) 0.5 Vp

C) 0.3 Vp

D) IDSS

10. The value of gm is at its maximum gm0 at VGS equal to _____ and zero at VGS equal to _____.

A) 0 V, Vp

B) Vp, 0 V

C) 0.5Vp, 0.3Vp

D) 0.3Vp , 0.5Vp

## 11. The range of input impedance Zi for MOSFETs is _____.

A) 1 kΩ –10 kΩ
B) 100 kΩ –1 MΩ

C) 10 MΩ –100 MΩ

D) 1012 Ω to 1015 Ω

## 12. The range of output admittance yos for FETs is _____.

A) 5 µS –10 µS

B) 10 µS –50 µS

C) 50 µS –100 µS

D) 200 µS –500 µS

13. The _____ configuration has the distinct disadvantage of requiring two dc voltage sources.

A) self-bias

B) voltage-divider

C) fixed-bias

A) RG

B) RD

C) Zero

## D) None of the above

16. _____ configuration(s) has (have) Zo ≈ RD.

A) Fixed-bias

B) Self-bias

C) Voltage-divider

## D) All of the above

17. _____ is the only parameter that is different between voltage-divider and fixed-bias configurations.

A) Zi

B) Av

C) Zo

## D) None of the above

18. The input and output signals are in phase in a _____ configuration.

A) fixed-bias

B) source-follower

C) voltage-divider

D) self-bias

## 19. A _____ configuration has a voltage gain less than 1.

A) fixed-bias

B) self-bias

C) source-follower

D) voltage-divider

20. The input and output signals are 180º out of phase in a _____ configuration.

A) source-follower

B) common-gate
C) common-drain

D) voltage-divider

21. The isolation between input and output circuits in the ac equivalent circuit is lost in a _____
configuration.

A) common-gate

B) common-source

C) common-drain

## D) None of the above

22. The _____ configuration has an input impedance, which is other than RG.

A) common-source

B) common-gate

C) common-drain

## D) None of the above

23. The gate-to-source voltage VGS of a(n) _____ must be larger than the threshold VGS(Th) for the
transistor to conduct.

A) JFET

B) D-type MOSFET

C) E-type MOSFET

## D) None of the above

24. rd changes from one operation region to another with _____ values typically occurring at _____
levels of VGS (closer to zero).

A) lower, lower

B) lower, higher

C) higher, lower

A) JFET

B) D-type MOSFET

C) E-type MOSFET

2. current

3. voltage

## 4. All of the above

5. 1000 µS to 5000 µS

6. 0.25 IDSS

7. 1000 MΩ

8. 3 mS

9. 2 mS

10. 2.75 mS

11. 3.46 mS

12. 100 kΩ

14. greater

15. one-half

16. 0.707

17. greater

20. 1.92 kΩ
21. –3.62

22. RD || rd

23. rd ≥ 10RD

24. 2.92 kΩ

26. 480.9 Ω

27. 330.4 Ω

29. –7.29

30. 2.53 MΩ

31. 1.81 kΩ

32. –2.95

33. 1.65 kΩ

34. 2.82 kΩ

1. high

2. much higher

3. E-type MOSFET

4. gm

5. Ai

6. VGS’, ID

7. ID to VGS
8. increases

9. IDSS

10. 0 V, Vp

12. 10 µS –50 µS

13. fixed-bias

14. RG

## 16. All of the above

17. Zi

18. source-follower

19. source-follower

20. voltage-divider

21. common-gate

22. common-gate