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10: Junction Field Effect Transistors (JFETs)

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    Learning Objectives

    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Explain the basic operation of the JFET, detailing the different operating regions.
    • Draw and explain a basic DC bias model for a JFET.
    • Explain the terms transconductance and pinch-off voltage.
    • Draw a JFET characteristic curve, detailing pertinent elements and points.
    • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various JFET biasing topologies.
    • Analyze basic DC biasing circuits for JFETs.
    • Compare and contrast JFET operation to that of BJTs.


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