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Diode detectors for RF measurement

Part 1: Rectifier circuits, theory and calculation procedures (in progress).
Part 2: Linear detectors and linearity compensation (essay notes).
  + Spreadsheet calculations det_models.ods ,

>> old worksheets (need to be updated) IN5711.ods , det_Rin.ods .

Open document spreadsheets can be viewed and modified using Open Office.

Measurements using simple diode detectors:
See: RF Bridges, Background theory and experiment.
Current transformer efficiency factor.
Amplitude response of conventional and maximally-flat current transformers.



Diode data and application notes
Agilent Technologies www.agilent.com/
Agilent 1N5711, 1N5712, 5082-2303, 5082-28xx, 5082-2900. Schottky Barrier Diodes for General Purpose Applications.
AN923: Schottky Barrier Diode Video Detectors.
AN956-4: Schottky Diode Voltage Doubler.
AN956-5: Dynamic Range Extension of Schottky Detectors.
AN956-6: Temperature Dependence of Schottky Detector Voltage Sensitivity.
AN986: Square Law and Linear Detection.
AN987: Is Bias Current Necessary?
AN988: All Schottky Diodes are Zero Bias Detectors.
AN1156: Diode detector simulation using Agilent Technologies EEsof ADS software.

Avago HSMS-280x series High reverse breakdown (70 VRM ) surface-mount Schottky diodes and diode arrays.
Avago HSMS-282x series surface-mount Schottky diodes and diode arrays.
Avago Technologies www.avagotech.com/
Agilent HSMS-285x-series Low threshold surface-mount Schottky diodes and arrays

Pico-Amp diodes: Vishay Siliconix low reverse-leakage diodes - now discontinued by SIliconix but available from Linear systems.
PAD series: Linear systems low reverse leakage diodes.
Linear Systems www.linearsystems.com/




GEC GEX34, 1950s vintage germanium point-contact diode
(glass tube diameter is 4.7 mm. PVC outer sleeve has been removed).
Similar to the Sylvania 1N34A and Philips OA50 and OA60 series.


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