"Output voltage sensitivity equations are derived for a zener voltage-reference circuit. The circuit consists of a DC-DC converter, a voltage-resistor current generator, and a zener diode. The performance of the voltage-reference is calculated using the sensitivity equations and compared to measurement data taken from a laboratory model of the circuit. The results are in reasonable agreement.
It was concluded that with careful selection of components, two of three major sources of error can be predicted and controlled; these are changes due to input voltage and changes due to temperature. The third, changes due to time, requires calibration against a voltage standard"--Abstract, page ii.
Carson, Ralph S.
Peirson, Robert C., 1943-
Kerr, Richard H., 1907-1980
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 70 pages
© 1972 Armond C. Maxeiner, All rights reserved.
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Electric circuit analysis
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Maxeiner, Armond C., "Analysis and measurement of a Zener diode voltage-reference" (1972). Masters Theses. 3492.