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Question Paper Code: E3075

B.E./B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, APRIL/MAY 2010

Third Semester

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC2205 — ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS — I

Time: Three hours

(Regulation 2008)

Answer ALL Questions

PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)

1.

Define stability factor.

Maximum: 100 Marks

2.

Calculate the value of feedback resistor (Rs) required to self bias an N-channel

JFET with IDSS = 40 mA, Vp = -10 v and VGSQ = -5V.

3.

Define Miller's theorem.

4.

5.

What is the coupling schemes used in multistage amplifiers?

Give the expressions for gain bandwidth product for voltage and current.

6. What do you mean by amplifier rise time?

7. What is cross over distortion?

8. Draw the circuit of Class-D amplifier.

9. Compare the half-wave and full-wave rectifiers.

10. What are the advantages of SMPS?

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PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 Marks)

11. Explain the fixed bias method and derive an expression for the

(a)

(i)

stability factor.

(8)

(ii)

Explain the voltage divider bias method and derive an expression

for the stability factor.

(8)

Or

(b)

(i)

Explain the circuit which uses a diode to compensate for changes in

VBE and in ICO.

(12)

(ii)

Discuss the operation of thermistor compensation.

(4)

12. Derive the expressions for the following of a small signal transistor

(a)

(i)

(b)

13. (a)

(b)

amplifier in terms of the h-parameters

(ii)

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

current gain

voltage gain

input impedance

output admittance.

Compare CB, CE and CC amplifiers.

Or

(12)

(4)

(i)

Explain the operation of emitter coupled differential amplifier.

(12)

(ii)

Discuss the transfer characteristics of the differential amplifier.

(4)

Discuss the low frequency response and the high frequency response of

an amplifier.

(16)

Or

Explain the operation of high frequency common source FET amplifier

with neat diagram. Derive the expression for (i) voltage gain (ii) input

admittance (iii) input capacitance (iv) output admittance. (16)

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14. Explain the operation of the transformer coupled class A audio

(a)

(i)

 

power amplifier.

(12)

(ii)

Explain the terms conversion efficiency and maximum value of

efficiency used in audio power amplifiers.

(4)

Or

(b)

Explain the operation of the class-B push pull power amplifier with neat

diagram and list its advantages.

(16)

15. Derive the expressions for the rectification efficiency, ripple factor,

(a)

transformer utilization factor, form factor and peak factor of

(i)

half wave rectifier

(ii)

full wave rectifier.

(16)

(b)

Or

Explain the operation of

(i)

(ii)

Voltage multiplier

Switched mode power supply.

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(8)

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