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Nanoseconds switching for high voltage circuit using avalanche transistors

Tamuri, Abd. Rahman and Bidin, Noriah and Mad Daud, Yaacob (2009) Nanoseconds switching for high voltage circuit using avalanche transistors. Applied Physics Research, 1 (2). pp. 25-29. ISSN 1916-9647 (online) ; 1916-9639 (print)

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The avalanche transistor is suitable for switching high voltage in kilovolts region. In this paper, a simple switching circuit consists of avalanche transistor is demonstrated. Sixteen of ZTX 415 avalanche transistors were used to switch a high voltage circuit up to 4.5 kV. A PIC16F84 microcontroller was utilized as control unit to generate input trigger. The result shows that the developed circuit was able to switch applied voltage up-to 4.5 kV with an average falling time is 2.89 ns.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:avalanche transistor, high voltage, microcontroller
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:11713
Deposited By: Siti Anisa Abdul Hamid
Deposited On:14 Jan 2011 01:22
Last Modified:17 Jan 2011 09:25

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