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 maximum drain-gate voltage is approximately [V.sub.max] - [V.sub.g,min], so the limitation [V.sub.max] - [V.sub.g,min] < [V.sub.a], where [V.sub.a] is the drain-gate avalanche voltage, must be respected.