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am·pli·fi·er

(am'pli-fī'ĕr),
1. A device that increases the magnification of a microscope.
2. An electronic apparatus that increases the strength of input signals.

amplifier

a device that controls power from a mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, or other source so that the output is greater than the input.

am·pli·fi·er

(am'pli-fī'ĕr)
1. A device that increases the magnification of a microscope.
2. An electronic apparatus that increases the strength of input signals.
See also: klystron, magnetron

amplifier

see image amplifier system.
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The advantage of this preamplifier design is that the dc output voltages of the individual operational amplifiers do not go into saturation and no compensating source is needed at the input.
NYSE:TRW), a world leader in advanced semiconductors, has developed a highly efficient microwave power amplifier chip that delivers world record levels of power per unit of semiconductor area for integrated circuits operating at more than 20 billion cycles per second (20 GHz).