half-wave rectifier


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half-wave rectifier

[′haf ¦wāv ′rek·tə‚fī·ər]
(electronics)
A rectifier that provides half-wave rectification.
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The above given description of the half-wave rectifier is very simple, however, valid only for slow signals, where the recovery times (turn-on time and reverse recovery time) can be neglected compared to the period of the processed signal.
We pursue the Cockroft-Walton scheme because of design simplicity, taking the form of a half-wave rectifier compared to fullwave Greinacher rectifier.
In this design approach, all positive and negative cycles of the sinusoidal source signal are alternately driven into two anti-symmetrical FET half-wave rectifiers, which is different from the conventional balanced structure incorporating a 3 dB power divider.