Norton equivalent circuit

Norton equivalent circuit

[¦nȯrt·ən i′kwiv·ə·lənt ‚sər·kət]
(electricity)
An equivalent circuit that consists of a parallel connection of a current source and a two-terminal circuit, where the current source is usually dependent on the electric signals applied to the input terminals.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.