A normal P-N junction diode is usually fabricated by adjusting the P-type and N-type semiconductors on a single semiconductor crystal. The characteristics of a junction diode demonstrate that it is designed largely for operating in the forward direction. Applying a large amount of forward bias causes greater forward current with a small value of forward voltage.
This article explains the characteristics and use of diode rectifier circuits, as well as detailed information regarding the process of rectification. The article also deals with testing procedures in simple steps that can be very handy for new electronic enthusiasts.
The Zener diode behaves just like a normal general-purpose diode consisting of a silicon PN junction and when biased in the forward direction, that is Anode positive with respect to its Cathode, it behaves just like a normal signal diode passing the rated current.
Diodes are electronic components functions as a one-way valve it means it allow current to flow in one direction. These diodes are manufactured by the semiconductor materials germanium, silicon and selenium. Operation of diode can be classified in two ways, if it allows the current then it is forward biased otherwise it is reverse biased.
Utility power enters the premises as alternating current, but equipment like computers and other devices used in industrial settings require direct current to operate. The process of converting from AC to DC is called rectification. In this passage, Huixin will illustrate this process.
To know more about diode, the best way would be grasping the meaning of its parameters. Therefore, Huixin prepares a list to provide details of the various diode characteristics, and diode parameters found in the data sheets and specifications for diodes.
Transients are sudden high-frequency overvoltages that can destroy a chip. A silicon Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) is a circuit protection component that either attenuates (reduces) or filters a transient voltage spike (overvoltage), thus protecting your circuit. Another type of TVS diverts a voltage spike away from your circuit (also known as shunting, clamping, or bypassing.) TVSs protect circuits by utilizing the avalanche breakdown
The Schottky diode or Schottky Barrier diode is an electronics component that is widely used for radio frequency, RF applications as a mixer or detector diode. The diode is also used in power applications as a rectifier, again because of its low forward voltage drop leading to lower levels of power loss compared to ordinary PN junction diodes.
For the only two pin semiconductor devices, there are a number of applications of diodes that are vital in modern electronics. Diodes are known for only allowing current to flow in one direction through the component.
Fast Recovery Diode( FRD for short ) is a semiconductor diode with well switching feature and short reverse recovery time. It is mainly used in circuits such as switch power supply, PWM, frequency transformer, high frequency rectifier diode, freewheeling diode and damping diode. The inner structure of Fast Recovery Diode is different from the general PN junction because FRD belongs to PIN junction diode which mea
Diode has various types but have you ever wonder could different kinds of diode be interchanged? The answer is yes. Now Huixin will introduce to you the techniques to replace them.
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