signal diode

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by chrisbry, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. chrisbry

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    I need help finding Vx, Vy, Vxy, and Ixy for the following circuit.
  2. KJ6EAD

    Senior Member

    Apr 30, 2011
  3. t_n_k

    AAC Fanatic!

    Mar 6, 2009
    A simplistic approach is to replace the diode with a battery of value equal to a typical diode forward voltage drop of (say) 0.7 Volt. Remember the diode can only conduct in one direction, so as long as the diode can be forward biased in this circuit configuration, then the equivalent circuit can be analyzed to give the values you require. As KJ6EAD suggests this is then simple DC circuit analysis.

    In reality a diode is a non-linear device so the exact solution to the problem is more complex, but this is probably not the intent of the question.