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Electricity and Electronics for Renewable Energy Technology by Ahmad Hemami

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19Switchable Diodes and Gated Transistors

OBJECTIVES: After studying this chapter, you will be able to

  • Define the principal structure of a field effect transistor
  • Understand the elements in the family of the field effect transistor
  • Describe the advantages and shortcomings of each class of transistor
  • Explain the correspondence between a bipolar junction transistor and a field effect transistor terminals
  • Recognize and use the terms FET, JFET, MOSFET, and the difference between D-MOSFET and E-MOSFET
  • Recognize and use the terms IGBT, thyristor, GTO, SCR, and IGCT
  • Understand and use the symbols for all the new devices: JFET, MOSFET, IGBT, and SCR
  • Describe the correct bias conditions for the aforementioned devices

New terms: Drain, enhancement, ...

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