Active = Amplification

Ciletti, Eddie
October 2008
Mix;Oct2008, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p134
The article provides information on amplification. It states that active devices, such as vacuum tubes and transistors, can amplify while passive devices, like resistors, capacitors, and inductors, can manipulate the signals. It notes that the quality and amount of amplification is pre-determined by design and confirmed in the post-production by testing. It also accounts the "plumbing" and "biasing" mechanisms in field effect transistors.


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