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EEVblog #908 – Zener Diodes

Fundamentals Friday. A tutorial on Zener Diodes. Avalanche breakdown, zener breakdown, zener effect, knee voltage, power dissipation, differences from regular diodes, calculating dropper resistor value, voltage regulation, clipping, clamping, transient surge overvoltage protection, characteristic curve, forward and reverse characteristics. Forum HERE Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #859 – Bypass Capacitor Tutorial

Everything you need to know about bypass capacitors. How do they work? Why use them at all? Why put multiple ones in parallel? What effect does package type have on performance? Are there any traps? Dave measures some bypass capacitors with an impedance analyser to confirm the whiteboard theory and ...

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