a silly doubt

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by gaya3eeee, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. gaya3eeee

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    why ideal diodes doesn't have any leakage current in reverse direction?
     
  2. Dave

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    Because that is the "ideal" charcateristic (i.e. how you would ideally like the diode to behave), in reality there will be some reverse bias leakage current due to thermal considerations.

    Dave
     
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