bootstrap circuit

bootstrap circuit

[′büt‚strap ‚sər·kət]
(electronics)
A single-stage amplifier in which the output load is connected between the negative end of the anode supply and the cathode, while signal voltage is applied between grid and cathode; a change in grid voltage changes the input signal voltage with respect to ground by an amount equal to the output signal voltage.
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