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Measurement of Ciss, Coss, Crss

  1. Jun 6, 2007 #1


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    I'm trying to devise some circuits to measure Ciss, Coss, and Crss for an n-channel JFET, and I'm running into trouble. I know these measurements are made all the time, but can't find any information anywhere about how one would go about actually measuring them. I am also confused by Crss in general because if the gate, drain, and source are all shorted where does Cgd come into play?

    Ciss is when drain and source are shorted to each other, gives you gate-drain capacitance (Cgd) in parallel with gate-source capacitance (Cgs) so Ciss = Cgd + Cgs

    Coss is when gate and source are shorted, gives you Cgd + Cds (drain-source capacitance)

    Crss is when gate, source, and drain are all shorted together, gives you Cgd
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2007
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