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CHAPTER 10 1. The lower critical frequency is also known as the [Hint] break frequency. cutoff frequency. corner frequency.

all of the above 2. What term means that the midrange voltage gain is assigned a value of 1 (or 0 dB)? [Hint] critical Miller normalize d corner 3. In a multistage amplifier, the overall frequency response is determined by the [Hint

10 . An RC network has values of R = 1.2 k Find fc. [Hint] 3.79 kHz 1.89 kHz 603 Hz

and C = 0.22


60 Hz 19 . An RC network has a roll-off of 20 dB per decade. What is the total attenuation between the output voltage in the midrange of the passband as compared to the output voltage at a frequency of 10 times fc? [Hint] 3 dB 20 dB 23 dB 43 dB

frequency response of each stage depending on the relationships of the critical frequencies. frequency response of the first amplifier. frequency response of the last amplifier. lower critical frequency of the first amplifier and the upper critical frequency of the final amplifier. 4. The frequency response of an amplifier can be determined using the step response method, and measuring the output rise/fall times between [Hint] 0% and 100% response. 10% and 90% response. 25% and 75% response. five time constant responses. 5. For low-frequency response, all RC circuits in an amplifier may not have the same critical frequency. Which RC response will determine the critical frequency of the amplifier? [Hint] the lower frequency the center frequency the higher frequency the bypass frequency

20 . A roll-off of 20 dB per decade is equivalent to a roll-off of _____ per octave. [Hint] 3 dB 13 dB 12 dB 6 dB 21 . Internal transistor junction capacitances affect the high-frequency response of amplifiers by [Hint] reducing the amplifier's gain. introducing phase shift as the signal frequency increases. having no effect. reducing the amplifier's gain and introducing phase shift as the signal frequency increases.

22 . ______ frequencies are values of frequency at which the RC circuits reduce the voltage gain to 70.7% of its midrange value. [Hint] Critical Cutoff Corner all of the above 23 . It is often convenient in amplifiers to assign a certain value of gain

6. An amplifier has an output voltage of 7.6 V p-p at the midpoint of the frequency range. What is the output at fc? [Hint] 3.8 V p-p 3.8 Vrms 5.4 Vrms 5.4 V pp

as the _____ dB reference. [Hint 0 1

7. An amplifier has an input signal voltage of 0.054 mV. The output voltage is 12.5 V. The voltage gain in dB is [Hint] 53.6 dB. 107.3 dB. 231 dB. 116 dB. 8. A certain amplifier has a bandwidth of 22.5 kHz with a lower cutoff frequency of 600 Hz. What is the value of fcu? [Hint] 600 Hz 22.5 kHz 23.1 kHz 21.9 kHz 9. An amplifier has an Rin = 1.2 k . The coupling capacitor is 1 F.

6 1 0 2 0

24 . Doubling the voltage gain causes a _____ dB ______. [Hint] 10, increase 6, increase 10, decrease 6, decrease 25 . Halving the power corresponds to a _____ dBm ______. [Hint

3, decrease

Determine the approximate lower cutoff frequency. [Hint 133 Hz 1.33 kHz 13.3 kHz 133 kHz

10, decrease 3, increase 10, increase

26 .

Each RC circuit causes the gain to drop at a rate of _____

dB/decade. [Hint

20 10 6 none of the above

27 . A ten-times change in frequency is called a(n) [Hint] octave. decade. decimal. none of the above 28 . A two-times change in frequency is called a(n) [Hint] binave. octave. decade. none of the above 29 . The phase shift through the input of an RC circuit approaches _____ as the frequency approaches zero. [Hint] 0 45 18 0 90 30 . What is the method that can be used to determine the values of fcl and fcu of an amplifier? [Hint] five timeconstants step-response sinusoidal