The punch-through diode is a bidirectional nonlinear device whose speed of response makes it suitable for the suppression of very fast transients. It is autoprotecting above a minimum current density. A simple model to estimate the influence of design parameters on thermal properties is presented, and discrepancies in existing criteria for maximum power-handling capability are discussed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||IEE Proceedings I: Solid-State and Electron Devices|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1980|