# Help About Clippers And Clampers??????

#### dogar sahab

Joined Mar 15, 2008
116
i am fully awre how to draw the waveforms of CLIPPERS and CLAMPERS.but i ant to know their practical applications...Where are they used????i am actually 1 year student of electrical engineering...so i want to know their practical approach..nad please discuss any difficult case of CLIPPERS and CLAMPERS...because i found drawing their waveforms easy and effortless!!!!are the as much easy...i found them so!!!!

#### Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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I don't know all their current uses, but they used to be a major component in FM, used in leu of a Automatic Gain Control. You cascade amps and clippers and you eventually get a maxed out waveform.

Another use is to limit an analogue signal to a digital level.

#### dogar sahab

Joined Mar 15, 2008
116
I ALSO WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ripple factor..can u guide me through this topic...and i want to ask about the averge value of sine wave..is it really zero...and what about its relationship as
0.318Vmax

#### beenthere

Joined Apr 20, 2004
15,819
If a sine wave has symmetrical excursions positive and negative, then the average value has to be zero. Measurement is done by using a rectifier circuit to take the absolute value of the sine wave, and then measuring the average or RMS value of the unipolar waveform.

#### hgmjr

Joined Jan 28, 2005
9,027
Take a look at the two links provided to the AAC ebook for information on clippers and clampers.

Clippers

Clampers

hgmjr

#### Xolisa.X

Joined Apr 14, 2008
9
i am fully awre how to draw the waveforms of CLIPPERS and CLAMPERS.but i ant to know their practical applications...Where are they used????i am actually 1 year student of electrical engineering...so i want to know their practical approach..nad please discuss any difficult case of CLIPPERS and CLAMPERS...because i found drawing their waveforms easy and effortless!!!!are the as much easy...i found them so!!!!
................Yes its easy to draw but im just memorising