Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by dani, Mar 28, 2007.
can any1 plz tell me what are clipper circuits ....and how they work
A positive clipper circuit passes a positive input signal voltage below its threshold and outputs a constant voltage for an input signal voltage above its threshold. A negative clipper does the same thing for negative voltages.
It is often implemented with diodes.
It's effect on a sine wave is to flatten the peaks.
Clipper circuit consist of a diode and a resistor.
Depending upon the direction of the diode(forward of reversed biased),it acts as a open switch(reversed biased) or closed switch(forward biased).Which can clipp the positive or negative part of input signal at the output.
It is used in wave shaping, basically a rectifier circuit...msg
Can someone please give an example of a clipper circuit with its calculation?
My textbook has a section on them.
Have you opened your textbook? Have you read it?