Join Barron Stone for an in-depth discussion in this video BJT characteristics, part of Electronics Foundations: Semiconductor Devices.
- [Instructor] There are several varieties…of bipolar junction transistors…that are rated to handle different amounts of voltage,…current, and power for different types of applications.…For every different type of NPN transistor,…there's a complementary PNP counterpart…with similar characteristics to go along with it.…For example, the B547 is a common NPN transistor…that works well for low-powered applications…with moderately high voltages and current.…Its PNP counterpart is the BC557.…
The BC337 and BC327…are another complementary pair of transistors…that can handle a bit more current than the BC547 and 557.…The TIP29 and TIP30 transistors are designed…for medium power switching applications…and can dissipate up to two or three watts,…and their high-powered cousins,…the TIP3055 and TIP2955 can dissipate up to 90 watts.…For this video, I'll dive into the datasheet…for a transistor known as the 2N3904 to discuss…several of the important characteristics to consider…when choosing the right transistor to use for a project.…
- Semiconductor materials
- Diode applications
- Rectifying a signal
- Detecting the signal peak
- Protecting against large signals, reverse current, and flyback voltage
- Special purpose zener diodes, Schottky diodes, and photodiodes
- NPN and PNP bipolar junction transistors
- Using a BJT as a switch
- Field effect transistors
- Differences between BJTs and MOSFETs
- Operational amplifiers
- Op-amp applications
- Comparing signals
- Buffering signals
- Amplifying signals
- Filtering signals
- Combining signals
Skill Level Intermediate
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2. Diode Applications
3. Special Purpose Diodes
4. Bipolar Junction Transistors
5. Transistor Applications
6. Field Effect Transistors
7. Operational Amplifiers
Feedback circuits6m 30s
8. Op-Amp Applications
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