Safe Thermal Operation of Power Transistors Under Pulsed Excitation

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Swain, George R.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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One desires to find the relationship between thermal stability and such factors as temperature within the transistor, power dissipation in the transistor junctions, collector saturation current, and thermal resistance. In the approach set forth in this paper, the theory of solid state heat flow is applied to a simplified thermal model of a power transistor.