E7B01:

For what portion of a signal cycle does a Class AB amplifier operate?

  1. More than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees
  2. Exactly 180 degrees
  3. The entire cycle
  4. Less than 180 degrees

E7B02:

What is a Class D amplifier?

  1. A type of amplifier that uses switching technology to achieve high efficiency
  2. A low power amplifier that uses a differential amplifier for improved linearity
  3. An amplifier that uses drift-mode FETs for high efficiency
  4. A frequency doubling amplifier

E7B03:

Which of the following components form the output of a class D amplifier circuit?

  1. A low-pass filter to remove switching signal components
  2. A high-pass filter to compensate for low gain at low frequencies
  3. A matched load resistor to prevent damage by switching transients
  4. A temperature compensating load resistor to improve linearity

E7B04:

Where on the load line of a Class A common emitter amplifier would bias normally be set?

  1. Approximately half-way between saturation and cutoff
  2. Where the load line intersects the voltage axis
  3. At a point where the bias resistor equals the load resistor
  4. At a point where the load line intersects the zero bias current curve

E7B05:

What can be done to prevent unwanted oscillations in an RF power amplifier?

  1. Tune the stage for maximum SWR
  2. Tune both the input and output for maximum power
  3. Install parasitic suppressors and/or neutralize the stage
  4. Use a phase inverter in the output filter

E7B06:

Which of the following amplifier types reduces or eliminates even order harmonics?

  1. Push-push
  2. Push-pull
  3. Class C
  4. Class AB

E7B07:

Which of the following is a likely result when a Class C amplifier is used to amplify a single-sideband phone signal?

  1. Reduced intermodulation products
  2. Increased overall intelligibility
  3. Signal inversion
  4. Signal distortion and excessive bandwidth

E7B08:

How can an RF power amplifier be neutralized?

  1. By increasing the driving power
  2. By reducing the driving power
  3. By feeding a 180-degree out-of-phase portion of the output back to the input
  4. By feeding an in-phase component of the output back to the input

E7B09:

Which of the following describes how the loading and tuning capacitors are to be adjusted when tuning a vacuum tube RF power amplifier that employs a Pi-network output circuit?

  1. The loading capacitor is set to maximum capacitance and the tuning capacitor is adjusted for minimum allowable plate current
  2. The tuning capacitor is set to maximum capacitance and the loading capacitor is adjusted for minimum plate permissible current
  3. The loading capacitor is adjusted to minimum plate current while alternately adjusting the tuning capacitor for maximum allowable plate current
  4. The tuning capacitor is adjusted for minimum plate current, and the loading capacitor is adjusted for maximum permissible plate current

E7B10:

In Figure E7-1, what is the purpose of R1 and R2?

  1. Load resistors
  2. Fixed bias
  3. Self bias
  4. Feedback
Circuit Diagram

E7B11:

In Figure E7-1, what is the purpose of R3?

  1. Fixed bias
  2. Emitter bypass
  3. Output load resistor
  4. Self bias
Circuit Diagram

E7B12:

What type of amplifier circuit is shown in Figure E7-1?

  1. Common base
  2. Common collector
  3. Common emitter
  4. Emitter follower
Circuit Diagram

E7B13:

In Figure E7-2, what is the purpose of R?

  1. Emitter load
  2. Fixed bias
  3. Collector load
  4. Voltage regulation
Circuit Diagram

E7B14:

Why are switching amplifiers more efficient than linear amplifiers?

  1. Switching amplifiers operate at higher voltages
  2. The power transistor is at saturation or cut off most of the time, resulting in low power dissipation
  3. Linear amplifiers have high gain resulting in higher harmonic content
  4. Switching amplifiers use push-pull circuits

E7B15:

What is one way to prevent thermal runaway in a bipolar transistor amplifier?

  1. Neutralization
  2. Select transistors with high beta
  3. Use a resistor in series with the emitter
  4. All of these choices are correct

E7B16:

What is the effect of intermodulation products in a linear power amplifier?

  1. Transmission of spurious signals
  2. Creation of parasitic oscillations
  3. Low efficiency
  4. All of these choices are correct

E7B17:

Why are odd-order rather than even-order intermodulation distortion products of concern in linear power amplifiers?

  1. Because they are relatively close in frequency to the desired signal
  2. Because they are relatively far in frequency from the desired signal
  3. Because they invert the sidebands causing distortion
  4. Because they maintain the sidebands, thus causing multiple duplicate signals

E7B18:

What is a characteristic of a grounded-grid amplifier?

  1. High power gain
  2. High filament voltage
  3. Low input impedance
  4. Low bandwidth