soft limiting

soft limiting

[′sȯft ′lim·əd·iŋ]
(electronics)
Limiting in which there is still an appreciable increase in output for increases in input signal strength up into the range at which limiting action occurs.
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Another useful feature of a tunnel diode detector (TDD) is its soft limiting action at high power levels.
The soft limiting characterization of the TDD is easily formulated using polynomial curve fitting.