self-bias transistor circuit

self-bias transistor circuit

[¦self ¦bi·əs tran′zis·tər ‚sər·kət]
(electronics)
A transistor with a resistance in the emitter lead that gives rise to a voltage drop which is in the direction to reverse-bias the emitter junction; the circuit can be used even if there is zero direct-current resistance in series with the collector terminal.