clamping diode

clamping diode

[′klamp·iŋ ‚dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
A diode used to clamp a voltage at some point in a circuit.
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Hysteretic current sources are typically more expensive than linear current sources due to their need for a fast switching FET or transistor, fast clamping diode, and a large inductor for energy storage.
This configuration is an alternative to the diode clamped inverter; however, voltage across an open switch is constrained by clamping capacitors instead of clamping diode in diode clamped topology [8].
The latest generation of clamping diodes, the polymer-enhanced Zener diode, offers designers the simplicity of a traditional clamping diode while obviating the need for significant heat sinking.
An example of how circuit protection device manufacturers are addressing the need to meet existing performance levels within a smaller form factor is the polymer protected Zener diode, which offers designers the simplicity of a traditional clamping diode while obviating the need for significant heat sinking.
The PKC-136 Peakclamp combines a 700V blocking diode and a Transil clamping diode with a breakdown voltage of 160V, in a DO-15 axial package.
The IFD ICs include a clamping diode for protection against switching inductive loads, with output ratings of 50V/0.
Utilizing built-in clamping diodes, the EMX7510 has the capability to sink up to 300 mA, making it suitable for driving and sensing external devices such as relays.
Both surface mount and leaded components can be added: the Glenair connector in Figure 4 uses a small PCB to add leaded clamping diodes to the design.
Out of these three structure, cascaded MLI its doesn't requires clamping diodes and flying capacitors and it require the lowest number of semiconductors switches to produce particular leveled waveform.
Additionally, the input buffer of these optocouplers offer several key features to enhance threshold sensing such as hysteresis for extra noise and switching immunity, a diode bridge for easy use with AC input signals, and internal clamping diodes to protect the buffer and light emitting diode (LED) from a wide range of over-voltage and over-current transients.
In flying capacitor inverter, large numbers of capacitors are bulky and more expensive than the clamping diodes used in the diode-clamped multilevel inverter.
All clamping diodes and open collector channels are pulled up internally rather than on a per-channel basis.