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Re: [TCML] SISG success

In a message dated 10/16/08 9:24:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

>Given your using a large quantity of boards, is it possible that  timing 
>regarding Sidac switching becomes more of an issue with more  boards in 
>series? Maybe higher voltage systems are more prone to  breakdown? In 
>other words, given say 20kV across the string of boards,  if one board 
>switches first, does this put the others at risk? The  20kV is then felt 
>across the remaining boards (up until all the gates  take over).

    What's the max voltage rating of the SIDACs? I  thought by nature they 
have a very short switch on time.
    I always thought it funny that they pack the  bi-directional TVS's in 
static-proof bags with "Caution: Static sensitive!"  labels. What are they, lazy 
until you solder them in? ;)
-Phil LaBudde

Center for the Advanced Study of Ballistic  Improbabilities
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