source degeneration

source degeneration

[¦sȯrs di‚jen·ə′rā·shən]
(electronics)
The addition of a circuit element between a transistor source and ground, with several effects, including a reduction in gain.
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An OTA with resistive source degeneration was employed in CIs to implement an AGC [6] and sub-band division filter bank [5].
An alternative deployment of source degeneration consists of diode-connected transistors biased with a DC current source in a tunable feedback configuration [18].
A combination of bulk-input, gate degeneration, bumplinearization and source degeneration with diode-connected transistors was proposed for OTA linearization [10].
The source degeneration method (6) for input matching is employed and is shown in Figure 3.