crossover distortion


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crossover distortion

[′krȯs‚ō·vər dis′tȯr·shən]
(electronics)
Amplitude distortion in a class B transistor power amplifier which occurs at low values of current, when input impedance becomes appreciable compared with driver impedance.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Class B eliminates the quiescent bias current of Class A and AB but, as a result, introduces crossover distortion.
Class B is rarely used in practical applications because of the large crossover distortion. Since the device is only on half the time, half the signal is missing.