Accession Number:

ADD020385

Title:

A System and Method for Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of a Broadband Transistor Switch for Periodic Switching Applications

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 28 Sep 2008

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-11-03

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

A driver circuit is provided for enabling a transistor collector--emitter path to be used as a broadband periodic switch. The broadband driver circuit controls the magnitude of the transistor base-emitter current in order to enable a CLOSED switch state and to simultaneously control the magnitude of the transistor base-emitter reverse-bias voltage in order to enable the OPEN-switch state. The precise control of these parameters minimizes base-charge storage and prevents reverse-breakdown failure.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE