decay time

Definitions

Electronics

  • The time that elapses for a given amount of decay to occur. For example, the time it takes a static charge to be reduced to a given percentage of its peak charge. Also called fall time (1), or storage time (4).
  • The time required for the amplitude of a pulse to decrease from a given percentage of its peak amplitude, such as 90%, to another, such as 10%. Also called fall time (2).
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