From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Amplifying stage with *negative* Voltage gain??
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 05:30:46 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 06:29:32 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Fred Bloggs
wrote (in <3DF2AD8F.firstname.lastname@example.org>) about 'Amplifying stage with
*negative* Voltage gain??', on Sun, 8 Dec 2002:
>John Woodgate wrote:
>> What is very difficult to understand is that, AIUI, you measure 8 V
>> input with the probe on X1 setting but only 2.2 V out. If the probe has
>> 100 pF capacitance, that suggests that your output coupling capacitor is
>> about 30 pF.
>> But then you measure 8 V in with the probe on X1 but 2.2 V with it on
>> X10. That seems utterly inexplicable.
>This is not so inexplicable when you consider the GND clip inductance
>and 100p, or more, of probe and scope capacitance on X1 to make a nice
>resonate ckt at 3.57MHz with a function generator requiring termination.
To resonate with 100 pF at 3.57 MHz, the ground lead inductance has to
be 20 uH. That's an AWFUL long ground lead.
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