common-drain amplifier

common-drain amplifier

[¦käm·ən ′drān ′am·plə‚fī·ər]
(electronics)
An amplifier using a field-effect transistor so that the input signal is injected between gate and drain, while the output is taken between the source and drain. Also known as source-follower amplifier.
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