avalanche voltage

avalanche voltage

[′av·ə‚lanch ‚vōl·tij]
(electronics)
The reverse voltage required to cause avalanche breakdown in a pn semiconductor junction.
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The new MOSFETs feature fully characterized avalanche voltage and current and are direct replacements and upgrades to existing 30V TO-220 devices as IR continues to develop benchmark MOSFETs.