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A Modified General Diode Equation
  • Pragnan Chakravorty
Pragnan Chakravorty
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Abstract

The general diode equation or the non-ideal diode equation is the foundation of circuit models of active devices for the past several decades. Apart from the effect of p-n junction, this equation also accounts for the series bulk resistance of a diode. Despite a reasonable agreement of the equation with measured VI characteristics, it is shown here that the equation is incompatible with basic theories of circuits and systems. Therefore, a modification in the equation is proposed to remove this incompatibility. This modified equation has an excellent agreement with the measured VI characteristics.
Aug 2022Published in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems volume 41 issue 8 on pages 2763-2767. 10.1109/TCAD.2021.3116456