A simple saturation amplifier to produce 2 A, 100 V, 40 ns rise-time pulses

J. A. Piper*, W. J. Sandle, O. M. Williams

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A switching voltage of 2V ce is obtained in a current pulser by 'sharing' it between two high-current, switching transistors operating in series. Upper limits on the duration and repetition rate of the current pulses are set by allowable dissipation; typically, 2 A can be pulsed for 1 μs at rates up to 20 kHz.

Original languageEnglish
Article number424
Pages (from-to)903-905
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1969
Externally publishedYes


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