TRANSISTOR CONFIGURATION - the particular way a transistor is connected
in a circuit. A transistor may be connected in any one of three different
configurations: common emitter, common base, and common collector.
COMMON EMITTER CONFIGURATION - the most frequently used
configuration in practical amplifier circuits, since it provides good voltage,
current, and power gain. The input to the CE is applied to the base-emitter
circuit and the output is taken from the collector-emitter circuit, making the
emitter the element "common" to input and output. The CE is set apart from
the other configurations, because it is the only configuration that provides a
phase reversal between input and output signals.
23 June 2005