[sdiy] Barron ringmod

David G Dixon dixon at mail.ubc.ca
Sun May 22 09:38:57 CEST 2016

It saves a zener.  Only one is required.  Plus, if the diodes are well
matched (which they usually are) then the resulting waveform will be
symmetrical about zero because only one zener is defining both polarities.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca [mailto:mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca] 
> Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:57 PM
> To: David G Dixon
> Cc: 'synth DIY'
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Barron ringmod
> On Sat, 21 May 2016, David G Dixon wrote:
> > Yes, that's what I call a Zener bridge.  I use them in my 
> tricore VCO 
> > designs (e.g. Dixie, Rubicon).
> What's the advantage over just using two Zener diodes in 
> opposing series?
> --
> Matthew Skala
> mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca                 People before principles.
> http://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/

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