Large-Signal and Small-Signal Analysis of Nonlinear Three-Terminal Switching Elements

Demir Y., YILDIZ A. B.

9th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO), Bursa, Turkey, 26 - 28 November 2015, pp.1092-1096 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Bursa
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1092-1096
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, a systematic and efficient method to analyze nonlinear circuits which have three-terminal nonlinear elements like transistors (JFET, MOSFET, or BJT) is presented. Large-signal and small-signal analysis of nonlinear circuits containing these elements are achieved. The nonlinear circuits have non-algebraic equations. The solutions of these equations are based on an algorithm called Newton-Raphson algorithm. The method allows computer-aided analysis of nonlinear circuits to be realized efficiently. One illustrative example is included in the study.