(a) Calculate the value of V0 and I if the Si diode and the Ge diode start conducting at 0.7V and 0.3V respectively, in the given circuit. (b) If the Ge diode connection be reversed. What will be the new values of V0 and I?
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As in the given circuit,
Output voltage V0=RI=(5×103)×(2.34×10−3)=11.7V
When the connections of Ge diode are reversed, then current will bw through silicon.
In this case, current,I=5×10−3Ω(12−0.7)V=2.26mA
∴, Output voltage,V0=IR
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