thermal noise generator

thermal noise generator

[′thər·məl ¦nȯiz ‚jen·ə‚rād·ər]
(electronics)
A generator that uses the inherent thermal agitation of an electron tube to provide a calibrated noise source.
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Relevant transistor in linear region can be evaluated as voltage controlled resistor and a powerful thermal noise generator. As it can be seen in (3) and (5), if channel widths of [M.sub.1]-[M.sub.4] and [M.sub.10] increase independently, current and voltage referred noise will be decreasing.