Darlington Transistor

The term Darlington "Transistor" is really a misnomer, as Darlingtons are (more accurately) transistor pairs:

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Thanks to their "piggy-back" configuration, Darlingtons can be used to yield very high amplification of a control current (since a Darlington's total gain is equal to the product of the gains of the two BJT transistors it is made from).


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