Two amplifiers are connected one after the other in series (cascaded). The first amplifier has a voltage gain of 10 and the second has a voltage gain of 20. If the input signal is 0.01 volt, calculate the output ac signal.
Voltage gain of the first amplifier, V1 = 10
Voltage gain of the second amplifier, V2 = 20
Input signal voltage, Vi = 0.01 V
Output AC signal voltage = Vo
The total voltage gain of a two-stage cascaded amplifier is given by the product of voltage gains of both the stages, i.e.,
V = V1 × V2
= 10 × 20 = 200
We have the relation:
`V = V_0/V_1`
V0 = V × Vi
= 200 × 0.01 = 2 V
Therefore, the output AC signal of the given amplifier is 2 V.