transconductance

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transconductance

[trans-kuhn-duhk-tuhns]
noun Electronics.
1.
the ratio of a small change in anode current of an electron tube at a certain level of output to the corresponding small change of control-electrode voltage, usually expressed in mhos or micromhos.
2.
(loosely) the amplification factor of a tube divided by its anode resistance.

Origin:
trans- + conductance

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Such a signal can be observed easily with a circuit containing a transconductance amplifier and a peak detector.
The capacitor integrates the current from the transconductance amplifier, averaging output-voltage ripple.
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