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Load Resistor in a MOSFET amplifier

  1. Jun 11, 2005 #1
    Hi Guys!

    well! i have designed a mosfet amplifier. This amplifier uses only MOSFET in its operation along with an input signal and capactors and resistors and VDD. I want to ask u one thing.

    The amplifier which i have designed takes 0.1V of AC signal as an input and provides a gain of 3.3V/V. it is best for a load of 10K resistor. If i want to connect an 8-Ohm speaker as a load in place of 10K resistor, what modifications do i have to make. Plz help me.

    Thanks a lot in advance
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  3. Jun 13, 2005 #2


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    The gain depends on the load resistor. If you get a gain of 3.3 with a 10k load resistor, replacing it with a 8Ω resistor will drop dramatically the gain. What you need is another stage. I suggest you use a source follower (gain ~ 1) with the 8Ω charge at the source and no drain resistor.
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