Tanya K. Gachovska    Senior Verification Engineer, Solantro Semiconductor Corp, Ottawa, ON, CanadaJerry L. Hudgins    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United StatesAngus Bryant    System Architect Amantys Power Electronics Ltd, Cambridge, UKPatrick Palmer    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UKSubbaraya Yuvarajan    North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, United States


Thyristors are usually three-terminal devices that have four layers of alternating p-type and n-type material (i.e., three p-n junctions) comprising its main power handling section. In contrast to the linear relation that exists between load and control currents in a transistor, the thyristor is bistable. The control terminal of the thyristor, ...

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