Talk:Chopper (electronics)

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Chopper and PWM[edit]

Is a chopper a specialized application of Pulse-width modulation? Sylvain Leroux (talk) 10:18, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

No, not as a rule. A chopper is a device, while PWM is a modulation method. But there is a connection, you've seen that right. In many applications choppers are controlled by a pulse-width modulated signal. Jaho (talk) 09:45, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
What other method would a chopper use, besides PWM? If it's chopping the input to vary the power, isn't that the definition? Amillar (talk) 20:02, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Chopper Stabilized Driver

An entry for "chopper stabilized [stepper] drivers" might be interesting. That is one of the more common uses today. Jbottoms76 (talk) 04:19, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Query the opening statement that the term "chopper" is much less used nowadays[edit]

The word "chopper" is used freely in "Electric Motors and Drives" by Austin Hughes (of the University of Leeds, UK), pub Newnes, 3rd edition 2006.UBJ 43X (talk) 18:12, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Suggested split[edit]

User:Stündle has suggested splitting the section "Chopper amplifiers" into a separate article - I'm inclined to agree (the section is clearly about the amplifier, rather than the circuit), although I'd also consider merging to Amplifier#Other amplifier types as an alternative. Bring it here for discussion. Yunshui  08:38, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Chopper amplifiers are a type of electronic amplifiers. At least today. Further this topic has enough substance for an own article, see de:Chopper-Verstärker.
-- Stündle (talk) 12:13, 4 January 2013 (UTC)