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Transient Triggered Avalanche Discriminator for Hard Recovery Diodes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054134D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Dobberstein, EA [+details]

Abstract

This circuit has the ability to detect nondestructively a diode's tendency to avalanche as a result of brief, transient reverse overvoltage. The circuit has a 100 Megahertz transmission line stub as a discriminator.