# Can we use a MOSFET as a constant current source?

## Can we use a MOSFET as a constant current source?

A MOSFET behaves as a current source when it is operating in the saturation region. An NMOSFET draws current from a point to ground (“sinks An NMOSFET draws current from a point to ground ( sinks current”), whereas a PMOSFET draws current from VDD to a point (“sources current”).

**How do you keep the current constant in a circuit?**

So to make a device that provides a constant current no matter the load, we have to use negative feedback and convert the current flowing through our load into a voltage. Luckily, there is a very easy way to convert a current to a voltage which involves using a small ohm resistor (in our case, a 0.1-ohm resistor).

### Which is the constant current generator?

A constant current source is a power generator whose internal resistance is very high compared with the load resistance it is giving power to. Because its internal resistance is so high, it can supply a constant current to a load whose resistance value varies, even over a wide range.

**Why FET is used as constant current source?**

The combination of low associated operating voltage and high output impedance makes the FET attractive as a constant-current source. An adjustable-current source (Fig- ure 1) may be built with a FET, a variable resistor, and a small battery.

#### How does MOSFET control current?

By applying voltage at the gate, it generates an electrical field to control the current flow through the channel between drain and source, and there is no current flow from the gate into the MOSFET.

**How do you create a constant voltage source?**

Some of the methods of obtaining the constant voltage include using a voltage divider, series transistor, Zener diode or a combination of Zener diode and switching device such as a transistor or thryristor.

## What are the characteristics of constant current source?

There are two characteristics that define a current source in real life. One is its internal resistance and the other is its compliance voltage. The compliance voltage is the maximum voltage that the current source can supply to a load.

**How many types of JFETs are there?**

two types

There are two types of JFET: n-channel and p-channel. Due to the fact that electrons move faster than holes, n-channel JFETs are more common than p-channel JFETs.