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What will be the emitter current in a differential amplifier, where both the transistor are biased and matched? (Assume current to be IQ)

(a) IE = IQ/2

(b) IE = IQ

(c) IE = (IQ)^2/2

(d) IE = (IQ)^2

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Question is taken from Operational Amplifier Internal Circuit topic in portion Operational Amplifier of Linear Integrated Circuits

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Correct choice is (a) IE = IQ/2

Dive into clarity with: Due to symmetry of differential amplifier circuit, current IQ divides equally through both transistors.

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