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buffer amplifier[¦bəf·ər ′am·plə‚fī·ər]
An amplifier used after an oscillator or other critical stage to isolate it from the effects of load impedance variations in subsequent stages. Also known as buffer; buffer stage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buffer amplifierAn analog device that is typically used for impedance matching and signal isolation. For example, a sound card typically uses buffer amps at most of its input and output ports.
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