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Electronic Devices and Circuits, Second Edition by Battula Tirumala Krishna, Dharma Raj Cheruku

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Chapter 4

Diode Circuits

Full-wave rectifier

Chapter Outline

The concepts introduced in this chapter are:

  • Regulated power supply and its applications
  • Different types of rectifiers and their performance
  • Different types of filters and their characteristics
  • Regulator circuits and their stability
4.1 INTRODUCTION

Active devices used in electronic circuits require a dc power supply in order to be properly biased to operate in the required region. The basic source of dc power supply is the battery. But relying on the battery for the dc power is not possible as it would be very expensive and sometimes not even feasible to have batteries of required ...

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