Low-Noise Wide-Band Amplifiers with Inductive Sources: Lamps

  • Zhong Yuan Chang
  • Willy M. C. Sansen
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 117)


In many Hi-Fi application circuits such as AM/FM radio receivers, video cassette recorders, etc, the information to be received is in the form of an electromagnetic field. These electromagnetic fields are firstly converted into electrical currents or voltages by means of an inductive coil such as the ferrite antenna of a radio receiver or magnetic head of a recorder. The converted electrical signal can then be handled by an integrated circuit system such as amplifier, multiplier, detector, A/D and D/A converters, etc. In general, the converted electrical signal in the inductive source can be very small (...100...µV,...1...nA) so that a very low-noise preamplifier is necessary to amplify the signal to a high level for further processing.


Output Stage Noise Performance Noise Contribution Input Transistor Inductive Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhong Yuan Chang
    • 1
  • Willy M. C. Sansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Catholic University LeuvenBelgium

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