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Clippers are networks

Cli t k that
th t employ
l di d to
diodes t “clip”
“ li ” away a
portion of an input signal without distorting the remaining part of
the applied waveform.

Series clipper.

Series clipper with a dc supply.

1. Take careful note of where the output voltage is defined.
2. Try to develop an overall sense of the response by simply noting
the “pressure”
pressure established by each supply and the effect it will
have on the conventional current through the diode.
3. Determine the applied voltage (transition voltage) that will result
in a change of state for the diode from the “off” to the “on” state.
4. It is often helpful to draw the output wave form directly below the
pp voltage
g usingg the same scales for the horizontal axis and
the vertical axis.

Determining the transition level for the circuit.

Example 2.18
Determine the output wave from for the sinusoidal input.
Example 2.18

Determining the transition level for the clipper

Sketching the output voltage waveform
Example 2.19

Applied signal for Example 2.19.

Example 2.19

vo at vI = +20V.
Example 2.19

vo at vI = -10V.
Example 2.19

Sketching vo for Example 2.19.

Parallel Clippers

Response to a parallel clipper.

Example 2.20
Example 2.20

vo for the negative region of vI.

Example 2.20

Determining the transition level for Example 2.20.

Example 2.20

Determining vo for the open state of the diode.

Example 2.20

Sketching vo for Example 2.20.

Example 2.21
Repeat Example 2.20 for practical Si Diode?

Determining the transition level for the network.

Example 2.21

Determining vo for the diode in the “on” state.

Example 2.21
Simple Series Clippers (Ideal Diodes)
Biased Series Clippers (Ideal Diodes)
Simple Parallel Clippers (Ideal Diodes)
Biased Parallel Clippers (Ideal Diodes)
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End Problems: 32, 33, 34, 35, 36