4.32 A designer of an instrument that must operate over a wide supply-voltage range, noting that a diode’s junction-voltage drop is relatively independent of junction current, considers the use of a large diode to establish a small relatively constant voltage. A power diode, for which the nominal current at 0.8 V is 10 A, is available. If the current source feeding the diode changes in the range 1 mA to 3 mA and if, in addition, the temperature changes by ±20°C, what is the expected range of diode voltage?

*4.32 A designer of an instrument that must operate over a wide supply-voltage range, noting that a diode’s junction-voltage drop is relatively independent of junction current, considers the use of a large diode to establish a small relatively constant voltage. A power diode, for which the nominal current at 0.8 V is 10 A, is…

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