Accession Number:

AD0254235

Title:

EVALUATION OF FEEDBACK AMPLIFIER DESIGN TECHNIQUES

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CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

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Report Date:

1960-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An investigation was performed to determine which of two basic feedback-amplifier design procedures, the Bode method or the root-locus technique, would result in the better amplifier in terms of the amplifiers gain, bandwidth and desensitivity. Five amplifiers were considered, two using the Bode procedure and three using the root-locus techniques. Each represented a prominent variation within the Bode or root-locus method. The modifications were performed to give a best-versus-best comparison of the design methods. To obtain an equitable comparison the same requirements of over-all gain and bandwidth were applied in each design, and the same transistors and transistor model were used for all calculations. In each case the amplifier was designed and constructed, and its performance was evaluated. The results of the experimental work show that the best amplifiers designed using the root-locus technique give a better performance than the best amplifier designed by the Bode method. Qualitatively as well as quantitatively, the root locus produced the better amplifier because of the versatility of the design procedure with respect to the various types of requirements it can accommodate. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE