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The EBF89 features two signal diodes and a variable μ pentode in the one envelope and sharing a common cathode. The diode anodes are small plates placed either side of an extended cathode tube.
The variable μ characteristic is indicative of a device designed to have its gain controlled by an AGC system. This places this valve in service as a final IF amplifier and detector. Or with a separate detector the two diodes can provide a delayed AGC voltage. This would give full amplification until a threshold is reached. The high impedance of the pentode supports the case for use with a tuned circuit connected to the anode.
The thin glass tube envelope is 20 mm in diameter and excluding the B9A base pins the valve is 57 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1040. Type EBF89 was first introduced in 1958.
Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions¶
Updated January 29, 2013.