Accession Number : AD0274938

Title :   CIRCUIT APPLICATION OF TUNNEL DIODES

Corporate Author : NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MASS ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : KING,WILLIAM F. ; SCOTT,RONALD E.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Theoretical and experimental studies with tunnel diodes in various configurations are discussed. Small signal applications where noise and stability are of primary concern are considered first. In these applications, dynamic range is not a factor except where it is involved in establishing or ensuring the correct operating point for the circuit. Large signal applications where the static bias conditions are essential to the treatment and operation of the circuit are then considered. Here the signals, bias and dynamic range are of the same order of magnitude. The theory of circuits in which the negative resistance property of the tunnel diode is directly involved in the analytic treatment is discussed. The general areas of success and difficulty are treated and guide lines for future efforts are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DIODES, *SEMICONDUCTORS, AMPLIFIERS, CIRCUITS, NEGATIVE RESISTANCE CIRCUITS, OSCILLATORS, RADIOFREQUENCY FILTERS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE