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Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 13-23

Design of an Indegenised Negative Resistance Characteristics Curve Tracer

Deptt. of Electrical Engineering, IIT, New Delhi 110016, India

Received 18 February 2000; Accepted 25 April 2000

Copyright © 2000 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


“Negative Resistance” exhibited by a device during some portion of its V-I characteristics produces jump phenomenon, hysteresis and oscillation in the tracing circuitry. A method is presented to overcome the above problems in tracing the negative resistance characteristics of 2-terminal and 3-terminal devices by an indeginised curve plotter.