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Tips for Diode Model Guesses?

  1. Jul 15, 2009 #1
    I am just beginning to learn about diodes and I was wondering if there are any tips to making the correct guess for the diode model. For our class, we use a model that consists of four regions instead of the simple on/off model. basically to figure out what the diode is doing, we insert the model we guess and solve to see if there is a contradiction. This becomes annoying fast..

    So what are your tips for picking the correct region for the diode?
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  3. Jul 15, 2009 #2


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    Could you maybe provide an example of one of your guesses so we can see where the problem is. When you talk about models, I think of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diode_modelling" [Broken].
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