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Synchronous Half-Wave RectifierSynchronous rectifying circuit behaves like diode having unusually low voltage drop during forward-voltage half cycles. Circuit particularly useful in power supplies with potentials of 5 Vdc or less, where normal forward-voltage drops in ordinary diodes unacceptably large. Fabricated as monolithic assembly or as hybrid. Synchronous half-wave rectifier includes active circuits to attain low forward voltage drop and high rectification efficiency.
Document ID
19890000340
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Rippel, Wally E. (Caltech)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 13
Issue: 7
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND CIRCUITS
Report/Patent Number
NPO-17220
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.