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High Speed Peak Detector Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066223D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

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Cunningham, JE [+details]


The conventional method of peak detection generally uses an input analog signal directly or a buffered version of this signal to charge a capacitor through a rectifier to a peak signal voltage. This approach for detecting the peak voltage of a signal runs into a number of limitations as the duration of input analog signals decreases. Among these limitations are: analog component saturation, input current, slew rate, band width, output current and voltage limits, rectifier capacitance and switching speed, and capacitor leakages.