Common Collector

Common Collector

In electronics, a common-collector amplifier (also known as an emitter follower or BJT voltage follower) is one of three basic single-stage bipolar junction transistor (BJT) amplifier topologies, typically used as a voltage buffer. In this circuit the base terminal of the transistor serves as the input, the emitter is the output, and the collector is common to both (for example, it may be tied to ground reference or a power supply rail), hence its name. The analogous field-effect transistor circuit is the common-drain amplifier.

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... Figure 6 shows the small-signal circuit of Figure 5 with the input short-circuited and a test current placed at its output ... The output resistance is found using this circuit as Using Ohm's law, various currents have been found, as indicated on the diagram ...

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