Hi Pupils, Welcome to another Experiment of Proteus at The Engineering Projects. Previously, we saw what are the Junction Field Effect Transistors. Today we’ll learn about some of the applications of Junction Field Effect Transistors.
Just before the Experiment, it is useful to revise that:
Transistors are three terminal, unipolar Devices. The terminals of Junction Field Effect Transistor are named as :
The Gate Terminal is common to both Source and Drain.
Prior to start, let’s clear some Concepts about Junction Field Effect Transistor.
Resistor is an electrical device. we define the resistors as:
“A Resister is a two terminal Passive electrical device that shows the electrical resistance and is useful in almost every Circuit.
Resistors can be used to reduce or control the flow of current , terminate transition lines and such other functions.
Pinch off voltage
The basic Definition of Pinch off voltage is:
“The voltage applied between the Drain and the source at which the current maximum current flows through the circuit provided the Gate voltage is zero is called the Pinch off voltage.“
when the value of voltages is less than the pinch off region, the voltage enters to another region called ohmic region of JFET and the transistor acts as a resistor in this region.
The Controlling Voltage of Junction field effect transistor is defined as:
“The controlling Voltage is the voltage of transistors from gate to source. To set its value, the Voltage from gate to source is made negative and it is referred as Vgs.”
FET’s are widely used in the worlds of electronics because of their size and the performance. We’ll apply JFET’s in the making of two of circuits:
- Constant Current Source.
During the Implementation of the Circuits, we’ll use N-type JFET because of the better flow of electron of this kind of JFET. In N-type JFET the majority charge carriers are electrons.
I am going to explain it one after the other.
Constant Current Source
A Field Effect Transistor can be use as a constant current Source. That spell out that if JFET’s are designed so, they can provide a constant current across the load resistor, no matter how much current is provided at its input. The ability is due to the near horizontal line in the drain characteristics of the JFET.
Recall that resistor is a two terminal Device that reduces the current flow, divide voltage or adjust signal lines. But, carefully Controlled JFET can be used to overcome the resistance through the resistor that come in between the JFET and the Voltage source.
In the circuit, when the Vgs is greater than the pinch off voltage. mathematically,
Implementation in Proteus ISIS
To make the circuit for Constant current Source, we need the Components as:
- Junction Field Effect Transistor
- Ground Terminal
- Direct Current Power Supply
- Connecting Wires
- Fire up your Proteus Software.
- Choose the JFET and Resistor from the Pick library through the “P” button.
- Take the Ground Terminal from Terminals library from the left most tab.
- Take DC power source from the “Generator mode”.
- To measure the Current we’ll add a DC ammeter from the “Virtual Instrument Mode”.
This is the step where the Circuit should be arranged so, to get the required output.
- Connect the Source with the Drain thorough a wire.
- Join the Ground Terminal with the wire that connects Source and Gate.
- Connect the Components on the Working area according to the diagram:
- Double Click the Battery and give it a value of 9 volts.
- Double click the voltmeter and change the display Range to milliamps.
- By the same token, Double tap the resistor and give it the value of 1k ohm.
NOTE: you can also use a variable resistor.
- Record the values of the ammeter.
- At first observations, Change the value of resistor to 1kohm.
- Pop the play button.
The ammeter shows the value of the 0.40 miliamps.
- Take seven reading by changing the value of resistor and make a table.
Resistance Current 1k ohm 0.40 *10-3 2k ohm 0.40 *10-3 3k ohm 0.40 *10-3 4k ohm 0.40 *10-3 5k ohm 0.40 *10-3 6k ohm 0.40 *10-3 7k ohm 0.40 *10-3
The same experiment can be done by varying the value of battery and recording the values.
A Chopper is the application of Transistor that show us the output as the square wave. We define the Chopper as:
“Chopper is an electronic circuit used to take the amplified Direct current by using some type of transistor or other device.”
One can use any kind of transistor e.g Bipolar Junction Transistor tor make the Chopper circuit. But, Junction Field Effect Transistors are better for this purpose due to the field control of the JFETs.
In Choppers, the FET act as a variable resistance.
Lets rush towards Proteus to apply the circuit.
Implementation of Choppers in Proteus ISIS
- Fire up your Proteus ISIS.
- Junction Field Effect Transistor
- Alternating current source
- Pick the Vsine , Resistor and JFET from the Pick library by the mean of “P” button.
- Take the Oscilloscope form “Virtual Instrument Mode” and fix it just above the Circuit.
- Connect Channel A just after the AC source and channel B with the Source.
- Put the Ground terminal below the circuit by choosing it from “Terminal”.
- Change the value of resistance connected to AC as 100ohm.
- Change the value of resistance connected to Source as 200ohm.
- Give the frequency to 1000Hz and Amplitude of 12V to Vsine.
- Join the circuit according to the image given below:
- Press the Play button to simulate the graph.
- Set the Value of Channel A to 1V.
- Set the channel B to 20V.
The Output of the circuit is:
This Conversion is important in some Circuits. The output of the Chopper is in the form of square waves.
Thus, today we learnt about the JFET along with the applications of JFET as Constant current and Chopper in detail and saw their Implementation in the Proteus.