Punch-through diode as a power device

D. de Cogan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalIEE Proceedings I: Solid-State and Electron Devices
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1980

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