CLIPPER AND CLAMPER CIRCUITS PDF

In transmitters, receivers, amplitude selector, noise limiter etc. In voltage multiplying circuits, Sonar, Radar system etc. Definition Clipper Clipper circuit is used to limit the amplitude of the input signal by clipping that part without affecting the remaining signal. It is desirable in some applications of electronics that excessive voltage should not pass through the components as they may get demolished. Thus, a particular value is obtained by reducing the amplitude of the signal using clipper circuit.

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A clipper which removes a portion of positive half cycle of the input signal is called positive clipper. A clipper circuit that removes the negative half cycle is called negative clipper. It consists of a diode D and a resistor R with outputs taken across the resistor.

During positive half cycle of the input voltage, the terminal A is positive with respect to B. This reverse biases the diode and it acts as an open switch. Therefore all the applied voltage drops across the diode and none across the resistor. As a result, there is no output voltage during the positive half cycle of the input voltage.

During the negative half cycle of the input voltage, the terminal B is positive with respect to A. Therefore it forward biases the diode and it acts as a closed switch.

Thus, there is no voltage drop across diode. During negative half cycle of the input voltage. All the input voltage drops across the resistor as shown in the output waveform. Figure b shows the waveform of the input voltage. During the positive half cycle of the voltage, the terminal A is positive with respect to the terminal B.

Therefore the diode is forward biased; as a result all the input voltage appears across the resistor. During negative half cycle of the input voltage, the terminal B is positive with respect to the terminal A.

Therefore the diode is reverse biased and hence there is no voltage drop across the resistor during negative half cycle. Biased Clipper Circuit If bias voltage is placed in series with diode then the circuit is called biased clipper or limiter circuit.

This bias determines the point where the diode begins to conduct and duration of conduction. Notice that the positive terminal of the battery connected to the diodes cathode therefore diode conducts when input voltage reaches at the level of 4. And when diode is conducting there will be no current in RL and no voltage will drop across RL.

So that all the input voltage above this level will be clipped off at the output. If the bias voltage is varied up or down the clipping level changes correspondingly. Double Diode Clipper A circuit that can be used to limit the peaks of both half cycles of an A. Hence limiting the waveform to 8. Diode D2 does not conduct until the voltage reaches The resulting output waveform is shown at the output of the circuit. Clamping A circuit that clamps either the positive or negative peak of a signal at a desired D.

C level is known as a clamping. A clamping adds a D. C components to the signal and does not change the shape or amplitude of the input signal.

Positive Clamper During the negative half cycle of the input voltage Vin the diode is forward biased and the current flows through the circuit. As a result of this, the capacitor C is charged to a voltage equal to the negative peak value i.

Once the capacitor is fully charged to -Vm it cannot discharge because the diode cannot conduct in the reverse direction. It means that this capacitor acts as a battery with an emf equal to the -Vm. The polarity of this voltage is such that it adds to the input signal. Therefore the output voltage is equal to the sum of the A. C input signal and the capacitor voltage Vm i.

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Clipper Circuits

A clipper which removes a portion of positive half cycle of the input signal is called positive clipper. A clipper circuit that removes the negative half cycle is called negative clipper. It consists of a diode D and a resistor R with outputs taken across the resistor. During positive half cycle of the input voltage, the terminal A is positive with respect to B. This reverse biases the diode and it acts as an open switch. Therefore all the applied voltage drops across the diode and none across the resistor. As a result, there is no output voltage during the positive half cycle of the input voltage.

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Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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Types of Clippers and Clampers with Applications

Applications of Clampers Introduction Most of the electronic circuits like amplifiers, modulators and many others have a particular range of voltages at which they have to accept the input signals. Any of the signals that have an amplitude greater than this particular range may cause distortions in the output of the electronic circuits and may even lead to damage of the circuit components. In view of the fact that most of the electronic devices work on a single positive supply, the input voltage range would also be on the positive side. Since the natural signals like audio signals, sinusoidal waveforms and many others contain both positive and negative cycles with varying amplitude in their duration. These waveforms and other signals have to be modified in such a way that the single supply electronic circuits can be able to operate on them.

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Diode Clippers and Clampers

Actually, the positive and negative peaks of the signals can be placed at desired levels using the clamping circuits. As the DC level gets shifted, a clamper circuit is called as a Level Shifter. Clamper circuits consist of energy storage elements like capacitors. A simple clamper circuit comprises of a capacitor, a diode, a resistor and a dc battery if required. Clamper Circuit A Clamper circuit can be defined as the circuit that consists of a diode, a resistor and a capacitor that shifts the waveform to a desired DC level without changing the actual appearance of the applied signal. In order to maintain the time period of the wave form, the tau must be greater than, half the time period discharging time of the capacitor should be slow. In a clamper circuit, a vertical shift of upward or downward takes place in the output waveform with respect to the input signal.

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