Amplifier Power Series and Distortion

  • Donald O. Pederson
  • Kartikeya Mayaram


In the previous chapter, a power-series expansion of the transfer characteristics of a stage is obtained from the circuit analysis of the stage using simplified circuit models for the transistors. In order to use a truncated set of first few terms of the power series, a restriction must be made to relatively small input-signal amplitudes, e.g., for the ECP stage, V1/Vt ≪ 1.


Output Voltage Input Amplitude Intermodulation Distortion Output Voltage Waveform Voltage Transfer Characteristic 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald O. Pederson
    • 1
  • Kartikeya Mayaram
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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