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Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by LDC3, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. LDC3

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  2. MrChips

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    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.
     
  3. LDC3

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    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.
     
  4. MrChips

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    This is what is written:

    Your wording is slightly better.
     
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