resistance-capacitance coupled amplifier
resistance-capacitance coupled amplifier[ri′zis·təns kə′pas·əd·əns ¦kəp·əld ′am·plə‚fī·ər]
An amplifier in which a capacitor provides a path for signal currents from one stage to the next, with resistors connected from each side of the capacitor to the power supply or to ground; it can amplify alternating-current signals but cannot handle small changes in direct currents. Also known as R-C amplifier; R-C coupled amplifier; resistance-coupled amplifier.
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