- BC117 silicon planer epitaxial PNP transistor device
- Collector to emitter voltage (VCES) is -50V
- Collector to emitter voltage (VCEO) is -45V
- Collector to base voltage (VCB) is -50V
- Emitter to base voltage is –5V
- Collector current is -100mA
- Pulsed collector current is -200mA
- Power dissipation is 3W
- DC current gain is 125 to 500hFE
- Current gain-bandwidth transition frequency (FT) is 200MHz
- Junction temperature is between -65 to 175℃
- Thermal resistance, junction to ambient is 500℃/W
- Collector to emitter saturation voltage (VCE (SAT)) is -75 to -250mV
- Output capacitance is 4pF
- Noise figure is 2 to 10dB
- Low power transistor
- Low noise audio amplifier device
|Current flows through the emitter terminal
|Base terminal is used to trigger the device
|Current flow through the collector
The BC117 PNP transistor has a TO-18 package, it is a higher temperature capacity transistor package.
TO-18 is a three-terminal, cylinder-shaped, metal-covered transistor package, and the outer layer is made of metal, this provides us with temperature withstanding capacity.
TO-18 had a higher temperature storage capacity due to the material used on it and the compactness of the device package will support the transistors in small circuit applications.
BC117 PNP transistor electrical specification description
In this section we try to explain the important electrical specifications of BC117 transistors, this is very useful for a better understanding of the device.
The voltage specs of BC117 PNP transistor are collector to emitter voltage is VCES is -50V, VCEO is -45V, emitter to base voltage is -5V, and collector to base voltage is -50V.
The collector to emitter saturation voltage is -75 to -250mV, it is the region switching voltage value of the device.
Voltage specifications of BC117 transistor show that it is a moderate voltage level device having more applications.
The collector current value is -100mA, which is the load capacity of the BC117 PNP transistor.
The power dissipation of the BC117 PNP transistor is 0.3W, it is the product of the voltage and current at the transistor.
Current gain specs
The DC gain value of BC117 PNP transistor is 125 to 500hFE, the gain value of a transistor indicates the production of power at the device.
The transition frequency value of the BC117 PNP transistor is 200MHz.
Junction temperature/ storage temperature
The junction temperature/ storage temperature of -65 to 175℃.
The thermal resistance of junction to ambient value is 500℃/W
The output capacitance of the BC117 PNP transistor is 4Pf
The noise figure value of BC117 PNP transistor is 2 to 10dB
BC117 transistor DATASHEET
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The transistor devices such as BC117B, BC477, BC557, 2SA1218, 2N3496, BC108, BC107, and BC292 are the equivalent transistor devices of the BC117 transistor. Each of them has the same set of electrical specifications, so we can replace them at the BC117 transistor circuit.
BC117 complementary pair
The BC117 PNP transistor has NPN transistor complementary BC107, both of these transistors have the same and opposite electrical specifications.
BC117 SMD version transistors
The SMD transistors 2SA812 (SOT-23), BC857 (SOT-23), BC860 (SOT-23), and KSA812 (SOT-23) are the equivalents of BC117 transistors, the power dissipation values of these SMD transistors are different from BC117.
BC117 vs 2N3496 vs BC477
We listed the electrical specifications of BC117, 2N3496, and BC477 transistor devices, this comparison is very useful for better understanding and replacement process
|Collector to emitter voltage
|Collector to emitter voltage
|Collector to base voltage (VCB)
|Emitter to base voltage (VEB)
|Collector to emitter saturation voltage (VCE (SAT))
|-75 to 250mV
|0.3 to 0.25V
|Collector current (IC)
|Junction temperature (TJ)
|-65 to +175°C
|-65 to +200°C
|-55 to +200℃
|Transition frequency (FT)
|125 to 500hFE
|30 to 250hFE
|2 to 10dB
- Driver stage applications
- Low noise input stage applications
- Signal processing circuit
- Preamp circuit applications
- Signal amplifier
- Radiofrequency applications
Characteristics curves of BC117 PNP transistor
The figure shows the DC current gain characteristic of BC117 transistors, the graph is plotted with dc current gain vs collector current.
At constant collector to emitter voltage values, the gain of the device increases from the lowest value towards a higher value like a parabola and decreases towards a low value with respect to collector current.