The 2N2907 is a commonly available PNP bipolar junction transistor used for general purpose low-power amplifying or switching applications. It is designed for low to medium current, low power, medium voltage, and can operate at moderately high speeds. This transistor was made by several manufacturers; Texas Instruments released a data sheet for their version of this part dated March 1973. [1] An "A" suffix indicates a slightly higher breakdown voltage.[2] These transistors have an enduring popularity with electronics hobbyists.[3]

It is a 0.6-ampere, 60-volt, 400-milliwatt transistor. For the 2N2907, the gain–bandwidth product under specified test conditions, or fT, is 200 Megahertz, which is notionally the frequency at which the current gain drops to one. Practical use of a transistor requires that it be used for frequencies much less than fT. At low frequencies, the current gain (beta) is at least 100. The 2N2907 is used in a variety of analog amplification and switching applications.

Part numbersEdit

The 2N2222 (NPN) and 2N2907 (PNP) are complementary transistor pairs.

Transistor part numbers
BJT Thru-hole Surface-mount
TO92 SOT23 SOT223
NPN 2N2222 MMBT2222 PZT2222A
PNP 2N2907 MMBT2907 PZT2907A

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Transistor and Diode Data Book for Design Engineers, Texas Instruments, Inc., no date, publication number CC-413 71242-73-CSS, page 4-151
  2. ^ "2N2907 2N2905 GENERAL PURPOSE AMPLIFIERS AND SWITCHES" (PDF). SGS Thomson Microelectronics.
  3. ^ Rudolf F. Graf and William Sheets (2001). Build your own low-power transmitters: projects for the electronics experimenter. Newnes. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-7506-7244-3. The 2N2222, 2N2905, and 2N3055 devices, for example, which date back to the 1960s but have been improved, are still useful in new designs and are still popular for experimenters.

Further readingEdit

Historical Databooks

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