APPENDIX CTransistor Amplifier Design

Discrete component transistor amplifiers are not used as much today as they were in the past, but every now and then you may need one. Here are two procedures to use if you ever need them. One is for a common emitter amplifier, and the other is for an emitter follower. This is definitely a “retro” subject, so skip this section if you want. However, the process lets you see the basic Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws in action.

Common Emitter Amplifier

The amplifier to be designed is shown in Fig. C.1.


Figure C.1 A common emitter transistor amplifier showing bias and output load.

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