source degeneration

source degeneration

[¦sȯrs di‚jen·ə′rā·shən]
(electronics)
The addition of a circuit element between a transistor source and ground, with several effects, including a reduction in gain.
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The source degeneration method (6) for input matching is employed and is shown in Figure 3.
El-Hennawy, "An RF CMOS Cascode LNA with Current-reuse and Inductance Source Degeneration," Radio Science Nineteenth National Conference Proceedings NRSC 2002, pp.