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Volume 30, 201929th International Crimean Conference “Microwave & Telecommunication Technology” (CriMiCo’2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Microwave Measurements (7)|
|Published online||27 November 2019|
Isothermal measurement of current-voltage characteristics of Gunn diodes with reflection of their discontinuities and hysteresis
1 Scientific Research Institute of Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Devices Department, 634034, Krasnoarmeyskaya str., Tomsk, Russia
2 Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics, Department of Radioelectronics and Communication Systems, 634050, Lenina av., Tomsk, Russia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements to the measuring setup are formulated, which make it possible obtaining isothermal current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of the Gunn diode with reflection of their discontinuities, region of negative differential resistance, and hysteresis. The influence of the inductance of the test pulses, source on the occurrence of self-excitation in the connecting transmission line is investigated. The maximum permissible values of the inductance of the test signal source are indicated. Operation of the measuring circuit without self-excitation was experimentally achieved in most of the region with negative differential resistance. The isothermal I-V characteristics of the Gunn diode were measured with a controlled systematic error due to the comparing the measurement result with the developed model of the I-V characteristic.
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