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Old 8th February 2008, 12:49 PM   #1
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Question Differences between various vbe multipliers

What's the major differences between those single transistor based,darlington based,complementary or FET??Any link or guide??
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Old 8th February 2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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I wonder about the same issues ?
Specially simple BJT Vbe vs. complementary.
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Some discussed here:
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I don't find anything here about complementary (NPN/PNP) Vbe multipliers.

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Old 8th February 2008, 10:28 PM   #5
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Hi,

A bias using a Sziklai complementary pair is described by Douglas Self in the fourth edition of his "Audio power amplifier design book" pages 378-379. Compared with a single transistor, the dynamic impedance is lowered more than ten times.
One of the first high power amplifiers using it was the Revox A740, schematics is here, page 30 :
ftp://ftp.studer.ch/Public/Products/..._A740_Serv.pdf
Also described in one of the first issues of the french magazine "l'Audiophile"
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I see interesting things about VBE multiplier in simulator. The VC-E is following the signal, not a stiff steady voltage like I used to think. And the VC-E is all used when the output stage is swinging heavy on 1 side (the other inactive side got no/little bias).
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That's one reason why people put fat capacitors in parallel with
the Vbe multiplier.
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Old 9th February 2008, 08:49 AM   #8
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My question was more specifically pointed on a single complementary NPN/PNP (Non CFP/Siklai) vs. a single BJT, or eventually the "double complementary CFP (NPN/PNP -PNP/NPN) vs. a single CFP (NPN/PNP).
I mean the ressistor between the bases define the current, then the resistors between bases and collectors the voltage.
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The inclusion of the "current-compensation" resistor (in single-transistor circuit) causes VCE to decrease when the input current increases. With the choice of resistor value the steepness of VCE limiting can be controlled. In essence, the value of should be optimized so that only slight voltage variations occur around the optimal bias voltage setting.

With the addition of another transistor (usually in the form of Sziklai pair) the loop gain of the VBE multiplier circuit can be increased. The first transistor serves as the temperature sensor while the second transistor amplifies its effect. The technique can reduce the resistance slope (U versus I) of the multiplier but substantial results are gained (again) only after the inclusion of current-compensation resistor. The advantages are a high linearity regardless of input current and a broader tolerance for values of current compensation resistor.

The results of using various configurations follow approximately the curves shown in the attachment. The linear the curve is, the better. The Sziklai pair can provide very linear performance but unfortunately it is extremely unstable. Using Miller capacitance can compensate the poor behaviour somehow but this is just a band-aid.

I donít like the 2-transistor configuration because any instability in bias servo can have dreadful consequences. The single-transistor with current compensation works well although its behaviour depends a lot on device parameters such as beta.

I donít know about FETs and MOSFETs but I remember something along the lines that they are used with MOSFET output transistors because of their somewhat better parameter matching with those than what the ordinary BJTs have. I could be wrong, though.
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Default Vbe Sony

Hi all.

What is the purpose of the led in the Vbe Sony. Why?

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