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Kai Klaas
12/28/05 19:57
  12/28/05 20:01

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#106132 - What a messy circuit...
Responding to: Ian Bell's previous message
This quiz was given 1987. Do you really think that the use of Germanium diodes is assumed? If it shall refer to DTL, implemented on same chip, then, if a silicon transistor is used, also silicon diodes are to be expected.

The usefulness of this circuit is higly questionable and seems to be totally fabricated. And very probably the maker of this quiz thinks that this circuit will work properly. But a really good student will analyze, that this circuit is totally misdesigned and might give the 'wrong' answers.

By the way, just this question is also discussed here:

I hate those quizes, because they suffer from the stupidity of maker of quiz. One is for sure: If it's silicon diodes, the circuit will definitely not work reliably!


List of 32 messages in thread
CET Exam Chaper 9 Questions        Charles Bannister      12/24/05 15:30      
   Answers      Steve M. Taylor      12/24/05 15:50      
      Answers provide later by myself.      Charles Bannister      12/24/05 16:02      
         See Q5      Steve M. Taylor      12/24/05 16:09      
         Vintage?????      Ian Bell      12/28/05 09:58      
            No signs of senility      Steve M. Taylor      12/28/05 10:38      
               Ah, well      Ian Bell      12/28/05 12:22      
                  An achievement      Steve M. Taylor      12/28/05 12:36      
   Q3      J. Guy      12/28/05 10:11      
      yes      Erik Malund      12/28/05 10:27      
      Depends      Ian Bell      12/28/05 12:26      
         If Q3 did not have a clear answer, neith      Erik Malund      12/28/05 12:32      
         What a messy circuit...      Kai Klaas      12/28/05 19:57      
            Tough      Steve M. Taylor      12/29/05 04:31      
            assume the stupidity of the test maker      Erik Malund      12/29/05 06:47      
               Changes nothing      Kai Klaas      12/29/05 09:07      
                  germanium diodes silicon transistors or      Erik Malund      12/29/05 09:26      
                     Nice link!      Kai Klaas      12/29/05 09:36      
                        I googled      Erik Malund      12/29/05 10:28      
            Germanium and Silicon      Ian Bell      12/29/05 14:47      
               in my first job the ICs were PCBs using      Erik Malund      12/29/05 15:00      
                  DTL      J. Guy      12/29/05 15:15      
                     Appeal ?      Steve M. Taylor      12/29/05 16:25      
               cet test      Terry Lingle      12/29/05 21:41      
               From a contemporary source...      Andy Neil      12/30/05 04:12      
                  Top Marks      Steve M. Taylor      12/30/05 06:28      
                     To Charles!      Andy Neil      12/30/05 06:31      
   ANSWERS      Charles Bannister      01/05/06 18:00      
      Conclusion      Kai Klaas      01/06/06 05:25      
         Germanium diodes are      Terry Lingle      01/06/06 06:43      
            silly concept      Erik Malund      01/06/06 07:12      
               yes      Terry Lingle      01/06/06 08:37      

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