- BC108 is an NPN planer epitaxial BJT transistor device
- Collector to emitter voltage is 25V
- Collector to base voltage is 30V
- Emitter to base voltage is 5V
- Collector current is 2A
- Power dissipation is 6W/℃
- DC current gain is 110 to 800hFE
- Current gain-bandwidth (FT) is 150MHz
- Junction temperature is between -65 to 200℃
- Thermal resistance junction to ambient is 175℃/W
- Collector to emitter saturation voltage (VCE (SAT)) is25 to 0.60mV
- Noise figure (NF) is 10dB
- Output capacitance (Cob) is 5pF
- Low power transistor device
BC108 transistor Pinout
|Pin Number||Pin Name||Description|
|1||Emitter||Current flows through the emitter|
|2||Base||Base terminal is used to trigger the device|
|3||Collector||Current flow through the collector|
The BC108 NPN bipolar junction transistor device has a TO-18 package, it is a low-power semiconductor three-terminal device.
TO-18 package is made up of metal covering cans outside, the heat resistance of this package is higher and the outer covering will act as the heat sink.
And at the TO-18 package, we have a small portion of metal marking them for the terminal counting, starting from the emitter, base, and collector.
BC108 NPN transistor electrical specification description
In this section, we explain the electrical specifications of the BC108 transistor, this is very useful for better understanding.
The voltage specifications of the BC108 transistor are collector to emitter voltage is 25V, collector to base voltage is 30V, and emitter to base voltage is 5V.
The collector to emitter saturation voltage is 0.25V to 0.60V, this voltage values indicate the region switching of the device.
The voltage specifications of the BC108 transistor device show that it is a low voltage and low power application device, used for project-based circuits.
The collector current value of the BC108 NPN transistor is 0.2A, it is the load capacity of the device.
The power dissipation of the BC108 transistor is 0.6W/℃, the dissipation ability is been mainly dependent on the device package.
Current gain specs
The DC current gain value of the BC108 transistor is 110 to 800Hfe, it is the dc current value at a constant voltage value, which is the amplification ability of a transistor.
The bandwidth transition frequency value of the BC108 is 150MHz.
Junction temperature/ storage temperature
The temperature range of the BC108 transistor is -65 to 200℃.
Thermal resistance between junctions to case
The thermal resistance of the BC108 transistor is 175℃/W.
The noise figure value of the BC108 transistor is 10dB
The output capacitance value of the BC108 transistor is 4.5Pf
BC108 transistor DATASHEET
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The BC108 NPN transistor has equivalent devices BC547, BC548, 2N3904, BC107, BC549, and 2N3053, every one of them has similar electrical specifications.
For the equivalent replacement process mainly we need to check and verify the voltage specs and PINOUT details because at the circuit level these two specs are very important and dangerous.
BC108 NPN complementary pair
The BC108 NPN transistor has a complementary pair PNP device BC178, both these transistors have the same and opposite specifications.
SMD version of BC108 NPN transistor
The MMBTH10 (SOT-23) is the SMD version equivalent transistor of BC108 transistor, power dissipation value is the only difference at SMD transistor.
BC108 vs BC109 vs BC548
In this comparison table, we compare the electrical specifications of BC108, BC109, and BC548, this listing will help us for a better idea about the devices and support us in the replacement process
|Collector to base voltage (VCB)||30V||30V||30V|
|Collector to emitter voltage (VCE)||25V||25V||30V|
|Emitter to base voltage (VEB)||5V||5V||5V|
|Collector to emitter saturation voltage (VCE (SAT))||0.25 to 0.60V||0.25 to 0.60V||90 to 600mV|
|Collector current (IC)||0.2A||0.2A||100mA|
|Junction temperature (TJ)||-65 to +200°C||-65 to +200°C||-65 to +150°C|
|Transition frequency (FT)||150MHZ||150MHZ||300MHz|
|Gain (hFE)||110 to 800hFE||110 to 800hFE||110 to 800hFE|
|Output capacitance||4.5pF||5Pf||3.5 to 6pF|
|Noise figure||10dB||4dB||2 to 10dB|
The BC108 and BC109 are similar transistor devices with the same electrical specifications, BC548 is a little bit different, so when we compare they have higher electrical characteristics.
BC108 transistor applications
- LED dimmer
- Switching applications
- Power amplifier circuit
- High-frequency switching circuit
- Modulator & demodulator for RF frequency circuit
- Low noise signal processing
- Low noise circuit