Circuit to create Impulsion using JFET

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Joined Nov 29, 2023
Consider the following circuit : 1708390002044.png
Working in power electronics, we considered the JFET as a voltage controlled resistance, our professor said this is the equivalent circuit : 1708390099972.png
Initially the transistor is blocked, thus the capacitor is charging, when \( v_c = v_E > v_A \) the JFET is conducting thus its transformed into a short-circuit and its resistances are \( r_{b_1}, r_{b_2} \), nonetheless, my confusing is when the the transistor is turned into a short-circuit why would the current coming from the branch R_1, go through the node A and to the bottom resistances, also another question how would the capacitor discharge, another question shouldnt the gate source voltage be negative to not damage the transistor? if you have any other ideas about this circuits or any intuition or hidden idea in it please enlighten me infinite thanks


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Joined Oct 10, 2011
that is not a JFET... that is a UJT. construction may look similar but they work differently. with UJT, PN junction is forward biased. with JFET it is reverse biased (and gate current is ALWAYS small). in UJT, once triggered, current can be (relatively) large, from E->B2 thus discharging capacitor. then the cycle repeats itself...also not sure what you mean by negative voltage? the characteristics of UJT is negative resistance. this means that VI curve has downward slope. basically on certain range, smaller signal can produce larger current and larger signal produces smaller current. but this only works over small range.
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