avalanche breakdown


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avalanche breakdown

[′av·ə‚lanch ′brāk‚dau̇n]
(electronics)
Nondestructive breakdown in a semiconductor diode when the electric field across the barrier region is strong enough so that current carriers collide with valence electrons to produce ionization and cumulative multiplication of carriers.
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These include transient voltage suppressors (TVS arrays), avalanche breakdown diodes, steering diode TVS arrays, PPTC devices, and electronics SMD chip fuses.
today released a new bidirectional and symmetrical (BiAs) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics that provides a reverse avalanche breakdown voltage above 15.
The sharp decrease in the value of insulation resistance after some time was expected to be governed by the avalanche breakdown (ABD) of the dielectric.
Packaged in a standard TO-257 package, these devices showed stable avalanche breakdown above 800 V.
Microsemi's TVS diodes provide aircraft and other electrical systems with critical protection by going into avalanche breakdown within no more than a few nanoseconds after a strike, clamping the transient voltage and routing its current to the ground.
These include transient voltage suppressor arrays (TVS arrays), avalanche breakdown diodes, steering diode TVS arrays, PPTC devices, and electronics SMD chip fuses.
Microsemi's TVS diodes provide aircraft electrical systems with critical protection by going into avalanche breakdown within no more than a few nanoseconds after a strike, clamping the transient voltage and routing its current to the ground.
These include transient voltage suppressor array (TVS arrays) avalanche breakdown diode, steering diode TVS array and electronics SMD chip fuses.