Features of a tunnel diode oscillator at different temperatures

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Abstract

Current-voltage measurements were performed on a tunnel diode (TD) and the basic features of the I-V characteristics were analyzed in the temperature range 100-300 K. Based on these characteristics, a TD-based oscillator is designed and simulated using circuit analysis software (PSpice). It is shown, in particular, that the amplitude and the frequency of the obtained sinusoidal waveforms can be practically temperature independent provided that the diode is adequately biased in its negative conductance region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-822
Number of pages6
JournalMicroelectronics Journal
Volume38
Issue number8-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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Keywords

  • I-V-T characteristics
  • Oscillator
  • Spice simulation
  • Tunneling diode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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