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Diode reverse breakdown voltage in SPICE

Started by Daku October 2, 2011
Could some electronics guru please clarify this issue a bit ? A
typical SPICE model for a diode lists the BV (breakdown voltage) and
IBV(reverse breakdown current). How is the reverse breakdown voltage
specified ? This would be important, e.g., for a power diode. Thanks
in advance for your help.
On Oct 2, 4:04=A0am, Daku <dakup...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Could some electronics guru please clarify this issue a bit ? A > typical SPICE model for a diode lists the BV (breakdown voltage) and > IBV(reverse breakdown current). How is the reverse breakdown voltage > specified ? This would be important, e.g., for a power diode. Thanks > in advance for your help.
Please ignore this message. I was trying to accomplish too many things at the same time, and overlooked the fact that BV is really the reverse bias voltage to cause avalanche breakdown. Sorry.