. Study of V-I Characteristics of a Gunn Diode  Output Power and frequency as a function of voltage.

Frequency Meter.   Waveguide Stands. Gunn Power Supply. Isolator. SWR Meter. Cables & Accessories . PIN Modulator. Variable Attenuator. Detector Mount. Gunn Oscilator.

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Fully anticlockwise Pin Mod frequency . Keep the control knob of Gunn Power Supply as below: Meter Switch .‘OFF’ Gunn bias knob .Any position .Fully anticlockwise Pin bias knob .   Set the components and equipments as shown in the Fig Initially set the variable attenuator for maximum attenuation.

VSWR meter. .40 db Gain Control knob . ‘ON’ the Gunn Power Supply.Normal Input Switch .Fully clockwise Set the micrometer of Gunn Oscillator for required frequency of operation.Low Impedance Range db Switch .   Keep the control knob of VSWR meter as below: Meter Switch .

 Measure the Gunn diode Current Corresponding to the various voltage controlled by Gunn bias knob through the panel meter and meter switch. Plot the voltage and current readings on the graph. Measure the threshold voltage which corresponds to maximum current.  Voltage-current characteristics Turn the meter switch of ‘Gunn power supply to voltage position.   . Do not exceed the bias voltage above 10 volts.

Any level can be set through variable attenuator and gain control knob of VSWR meter. 7. 4. 6. Tune the output in the VSWR meter through frequency control knob of modulation. Measure the frequency by frequency meter and detune it.5V or 1. Measure the pushing factor (in MHz/Volt) which is frequency sensitivity against variation in bias voltage for an oscillator.                  o/p power and freq as function of bias voltage  Turn the meter switch of Gunn power supply to voltage position. The pushing factor should be measured around 8 Volt bias. 9. Rotate PIN bias knob to around maximum position. Use the reading to draw the power vs Voltage curve and frequency vs voltage and plot the graph. . 2. 8. 5. Increase the Gunn bias control knob.0V and note down corresponding reading of output at VSWR meter and frequency by frequency meter. If necessary change the range db switch of VSWR meter to higher or lower db position to get deflection on VSWR meter. 3. Reduce the Gunn bias voltage in the interval of 0.

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Gunn Diode shows negative resistance When biased in –ve Resistance region.Gunn Diode can be used to build Microwave Oscillators.   V-I Characteristics of Gunn Diode is linear till threshold voltage Beyond threshold voltage. .