Balsom, T., Scott, J. & Redman-White, W.. (2011). Third–order nulling effect in Darlington transistors. In Proceedings of the 18th Electronics New Zealand Conference, ENZCON 2011, Massey University, Palmerston North, 21-22 November 2011, pp. 82-86.
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In this paper we present the first proof that a Darlington transistor has an inherent nulling effect in its third–order intermodulation distortion, similar to the well–known third-order null seen in single BJT amplifiers. It is proven mathematically and by measurement. The results suggest the null actually becomes feasible as a source of distortion reduction in a Darlington BJT amplifier.
School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University
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