[sdiy] Which is better as a VC resistor? FET or BJT?

Harry Bissell harrybissell at wowway.com
Thu Jun 30 17:07:43 CEST 2011

There was an old siliconix app note about using FETs a voltage controlled resistors.  Maybe you can find it on the web
at Vishay Siliconix. In general they work best in shunt applications (the resistance is from some node to ground.

Osamu Hoshuyama had some examples in his webpages, something about tuning filters and the methods used (non-linearized, linearized, etc)

H^) harry

----- Original Message -----
From: dan snazelle <subjectivity at hotmail.com>
To: Synth DIY <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
Sent: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:00:49 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [sdiy] Which is better as a VC resistor? FET or BJT?

I am messing around with a new circuit where I want to voltage control the path between two points. I was using a BJT last night but was getting  a lot of distortion (maybe i need to find more info on proper use of BJT's as
VC resistors)...maybe a FET would work better?

any opinions on FET vs BJT?

any advice on good articles/books that cover this topic?


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