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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An additional transistor [T.sub.3] and a clamping diode [D.sub.2] are introduced into the circuit, as shown in Fig.
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.
Moreover, clamping diodes, Da1 and Da2, have the same loss.
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.
As can be seen in Figure 1 each bridge arm is composed of four anti-parallel diodes [S.sub.xy] (x = a,b,c; y = 1,2, 3,4) and two clamping diodes [D.sub.xy] (x = a, b, c; y = 1, 2), respectively.
Each leg has four switches and two clamping diodes. These diodes are connected to the capacitor neutral point (NP) for voltage clamping.
The former measures current flow through the parasitic diode junctions in a device (clamping diodes, substrate junctions).