Avalanche Mode

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Avalanche Transistor - Applications - Avalanche Mode Switching Circuits
... Avalanche mode switching relies on avalanche multiplication of current flowing through the collector-base junction as a result of impact ionization of the atoms in the semiconductor crystal lattice ... Avalanche breakdown in semiconductors has found application in switching circuits for two basic reasons it can provide very high switching speeds, since current builds-up in very small times, in the ... since large currents can be controlled by very small ones, again due to avalanche multiplication ...

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