Accession Number : AD0257748

Title :   AVALANCHE TRANSISTOR CIRCUITS

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA

Personal Author(s) : HENEBRY,W. MICHAEL

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Avalanche transistor circuits offer several features which are desirable in fast counting systems; (1) simplicity, (2) versatility, (3) fast response, and (4) large charge gain. The investigation was concerned with the evolution of avalanche circuits which retain the desirable features but which do not suffer from the two defects of the basic avalanche circuit, low duty cycle, and a pulse propagation delay which is non-linearly dependent upon input. Several transistor types which are suitable for fast avalanche circuits are compared and comments are made about the application of these transistors. Described also are several useful circuits which may be constructed with avalanche transistor techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CIRCUITS, *SWITCHING CIRCUITS, *TRANSISTORS, COUNTING METHODS, DIODES, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, GERMANIUM, PULSE GENERATORS, RELIABILITY, SEMICONDUCTORS, TEST EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE