6. Switching Characteristics of Devices – Pulse and Digital Circuits

CHAPTER 6

Switching Characteristics of Devices

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use diodes and transistors as switches
  • Describe the effect of inter-electrode capacitances on switching times
  • Describe the switching times of devices and derive the necessary relations
  • Describe the temperature dependence of the transistor on various parameters
  • Understand the use of transistor switch as a latch
  • Realize the use of transistor switches with inductive and capacitive loads