Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by LDC3, Aug 11, 2013.
It should be 0.7 V.
When a PN junction is forward biased the current-voltage relationship is an exponential function as described by the Ebers-Moll model. This is not a breakdown condition.
Breakdown occurs when the PN junction is reversed biased and the applied voltage reaches a point where avalanche breakdown occurs.
The 7V breakdown voltage is correct in this case.
Oh, I thought it was forward bias. I see my problem. I didn't notice that it stated it was the breakdown voltage. Maybe it could be reworded to:
The heavy doping in the emitter gives the emitter-base a low breakdown voltage of approximate 7 V for small signal transistors.
This is what is written:
Your wording is slightly better.