18 May 2018

Difference between clipper and clamper

The major difference between clipper and clamper circuit is that clipper is a limiting circuit which limits the output voltage wheres clamper circuit which is shift the DC level of output voltage. Another major difference is to be a shape of the output waveform, clipper and clamper circuit are exactly opposite to each other regarding their working principle. This article gives information about the difference between clipper and clamper circuit to know more details about it.
  • Clipper delimits the amplitude of the output voltage whereas clamper shifts the DC level of the output voltage.
  • Clipper has less than the input voltage, clamper has multiple of the input voltage.
  • In the clipper circuit, the DC level will remain the same, when we have using clamper circuit DC level get shifted.
  • Clipper circuit does not require an energy storage component while the clamper circuit is used as a capacitor for energy storage.
  • When we have to use the clipper circuit shape of the output waveform is to change like rectangular, sinusoidal, triangular etc but in clamper circuit shape of the output waveform will remains same as input waveform.
  • Clipper limits the voltage while clamper shifts in upward and downwards.
  • Clipper circuit is known as a current delimiter, and also a voltage delimiter or amplitude delimiter and clamper circuit are also considered an as voltage multiplier circuit.
  • Clipper circuit is used in a transmitter, receiver, amplitude selector, noise, limiter etc whereas clamper circuit is used in voltage multiplying circuit, sonar, radar system etc.