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3-Handouts_Handout_2e - Zener Diodes Named after Clarence M...

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Zener Diodes Named after Clarence M. Zener (1905 - 1993) by Bell Labs. Webster’s Dictionary: a silicon semiconductor device used especially as a voltage regulator Zener Diode Parameters V Z is given at a specified current I ZT Δ V=r z Δ I r z is the dynamic resistance (Ideally zero) V Z in the range of a few volts to a few hundred volts V Z =V ZO +r z I z ( I > I ZK ) V ZO is the intersection of the linear C/Cs with the voltage-axis V ZK I ZK is the minimum current to sustain breakdown operation Circuit symbol for a zener diode. The diode i-v characteristic with the breakdown region shown in some detail. Model for the zener diode.
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