Evaluating TVS Protection Circuits with SPICE

Lepkowski, Jim; Lepkowski, William
January 2006
Power Electronics Technology;Jan2006, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p44
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the accuracy offered by a transient-voltage-suppression diode macromodel and a standard diode SPICE model. SPICE circuit simulations have been a powerful design tool to analyze a system's immunity against conducted surge voltages. It served as a valuable tool to validate and optimize the performance of surge-protection circuits using transient-voltage-suppression avalanche diodes.


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