U
U
U
niversity of
S
S
S
outhern
C
C
C
alifornia
School Of Engineering
Department Of Electrical Engineering
EE 348:
Homework Assignment #07
Spring
,
2001
(Due 04/10/2001)
Choma
Problem #31:
All transistors in the bipolar differential pair of Fig. (P31) are identical.
Ea
ch transistor has very large forward beta, negligible internal collector resistance, and infinitely
large forward Early resistance. When biased properly, each transistor conducts identical collec

tor current densities.
Fig
. (P31)
(a).
In terms of
V
BE
and circuit parameters, find expressions for the quiescent collector currents
flowing in
all
transistors and the quiescent voltages, with respect to ground, at the collec

tors of
all
transistors. The signal source,
V
s
, has zer
o static voltage value.
(b).
Under small signal operating conditions, find the Thévenin voltage and the Thévenin resis

tance seen looking back to the collector of transistor
Q2
. Do balanced conditions prevail
under these Thévenin computational circumstanc
es?
(c).
Assuming that balanced conditions prevail in the input differential pair, find the common
mode and differential mode input resistances with respect to the base terminals of transis

tors
Q1
and
Q2
.
(d).
Using the results of Part (b), determine an e
xpression for the overall voltage gain,
A
v
=
V
os
/V
s
.
Problem #32:
In the differential amplifier of Fig. (P32), all transistors are identical and are
biased to produce identical small signal parameters. Moreover, all transistors have infinitely
large forwa
rd Early resistances.
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J.
Choma, Jr.
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Spring Semester, 2001
(a).
Draw the differential mode and common mode half circuit AC schematic diagrams.
(b).
Give the expressions for the small signal differential mode voltage gain,
A
dm
, the common
mode voltage gain,
A
cm
, and the overall voltage gain,
A
v
= V
os
/V
s
.
(c).
Give expressions for the small signal common mode input resistance,
R
ci
, the differential
mode input resistance,
R
di
, and the net input resistance,
R
in
.
(d).
Give expressions for the small signal common mode output resistance,
R
co
, the dif
ferential
mode output resistance,
R
do
, and the net input resistance,
R
out
.
Fig. (P32)
Problem #33:
The three bipolar junction transistors in the folded cascode transconductor
of Fig. (P33) are biased to operate in their lin
ear regimes. For analytical simplicity, assume that
all transistors have identical small signal parameters and that they have infinitely large forward
Early resistances. Note that transistors
Q1
and
Q3
do not
comprise a balanced differential pair.
(a).
A
ssuming that capacitors
C
1
and
C
2
behave as AC short circuits over the signal frequency
range of interest, develop an expression for the small signal forward transconductance,
G
m
= I
os
/V
s
, of the amplifier.
(b).
If capacitor
C
2
is sufficiently large to emu
late an AC short circuit, give an expression for
the time constant,
τ
, associated with capacitor
C
1
.
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Choma, Jr.
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Fig. (P33)
Problem #34:
Consider the differential amplifier given in the Fig. (P34).
(a).
Transistors
Q1a, Q1b, Q2a
, and
Q2b
each have an emitter

base junction area of
A
E
. If the
circuit bi
asing ensures that all transistors conduct nominally identical current densities,
what must be the emitter

base junction areas, in relationship to
A
E
, of transistors
Q3a, Q3b,
Q4a
, and
Q4b
?
(b).
For the biasing condition described in Part (a), what are the
requisite emitter

base junction
areas of transistors
Q7a
and
Q7b
?
(c).
For the biasing condition described in Part (a) and deduced in Part (b), is it necessary for
transistor Q6 to have an emitter

base junction area that mirrors that of either transistors
Q7a
or
Q7b
?
(d).
Suppose that the emitter

base junction area of a monolithic transistor is scaled upward by a
factor of
K
to accommodate a collector current that is likewise
K

times
larger than that
conducted by the collector of the original (smaller) dev
ice. If the original transistor is
characterized by the small signal parameters,
r
b
, r
e
, r
c
, r
o
, r
,
and
ac
, what are the small
signal base resistance, emitter resistance, collector resistance, forward Early resistance,
junction diffusion resistance, and
beta of the larger device? Express your answers in terms
of
K
and the small signal model parameters of the original transistor.
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J.
Choma, Jr.
Homework #07
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Spring Semester, 2001
Problem #35:
For the differential amplifier given of Fig. (P34), use half circuit concepts
to evaluate the net input resistan
ce,
R
in
, the net output resistance,
R
out
, and the differential volt

age gain,
A
d
= V
o
/V
s
. For simplicity, assume all transistors have identical small signal model
parameters, inclusive of infinitely large forward Early resistance.
Fig. (P34)
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J.
Choma, Jr.
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Spring Semester, 2001
U
U
U
niversity of
S
S
S
outhern
C
C
C
alifornia
School Of Engineering
Department Of Electrical Engineering
EE 348:
Homework Assignment #07
Spring
,
2001
(SOLUTIONS: Due 04/10/2001)
Choma
Problem #31:
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