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## How does current flow in FET?

Current typically flows from the drain to the source in n-channel FET applications because of the body diode polarity. Even if a channel has not been induced, current can still flow from the source to the drain via the shorted source to body connection and the body to drain diode.

## What is drain current FET?

Drain: Drain is the terminal through which the majority charge carriers exit from the FET. Gate: The gate terminal is formed by diffusion of an N-type semiconductor with a P-type semiconductor. This creates a heavily doped PN junction region that controls the flow of the carrier from source to drain.

Why FET is used as constant current source?

The combination of low associated operating voltage and high output impedance makes the FET attractive as a constant-current source. An adjustable-current source (Fig- ure 1) may be built with a FET, a variable resistor, and a small battery.

Is FET a current controlled device?

FET is a voltage-driven/controlled device, i.e. the output current is controlled by the electric field applied. The current through the two terminals is controlled by a voltage at the third terminal (gate). It has a high input impedance….FET:

FET BJT
Slower in switching Faster in switching

### What is the drain current in JFET?

The drain current ID flowing through the channel is zero when applied voltage VGS is equal to pinch-off voltage VP. In normal operation of JFET the applied gate voltage VGS is in between 0 and VP, In this case the drain current ID flowing through the channel can be calculated as follows.

### Why is FET less noisy?

FET is less noisy than BJT because FET is a unipolar device ( current is either due to holes or electrons) and BJT is a bipolar device ( current is due to both electrons and holes). Since, FET is a unipolar or majority carrier device and the temperature effect on it is less than BJT.

What is the condition of FET when maximum current will flow?

For a FET when will maximum current flows? 6. What is the value of current when the gate to source voltage is less than the pinch off voltage? Explanation: When the gate to source voltage is less than pinch off, both of the junctions will be reverse biased and hence no current flows.

What is transconductance in FET?

For an FET, transconductance is the ratio of the change in drain current to the change in gate voltage over a defined, arbitrarily small interval on the drain-current-versus-gate-voltage curve. The symbol for transconductance is gm. The unit is thesiemens, the same unit that is used for direct-current (DC) conductance.

## Why FET called current controlled device?

a fet is a voltage-controlled device because the current between the drain and the source is controlled by the voltage at the gate with reference to the source (vgs).