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Photodiode definition – How does a photodiode work

Photodiode definition Photodiode - a type of semiconductor diode that serves as a photo detector. Its electrical properties are dependent on the light radiation that is illuminating...

Tunnel Diode Principle of operation and Resonant tunnel diode

Tunnel diode semiconductor diode characterized by a small thickness of the "p-n junction", a very high concentration of dopants on both sides ("p" and...

What is Switching Diode? – Characteristic, Symbol, Definition

Switching Diode (also called a Pulse Diode, Schottky Diode) - semiconductor diode used in pulse (discrete) systems. It mainly operates in switching configurations, which...

Variable Capacitance Diode – Characteristic, Symbol, Definition

Variable Capacitance Diode (Varicap Diode, also called Varactor Diode) - a special type of semiconductor diode. It is designed to exploit the changes in voltage-dependent capacitance...

How does Rectifier Diode operate? – Construction and Rectify Definition

Rectifier Diode Rectifier diode - semiconductor diode designed for rectifying alternating current (mostly with low power frequency - 50 Hz at high power emitted during load). To...

LED Diode Definition – Construction, Characteristics and Applications

LED Diode   Light-emitting diode (LED, LED diode) - type of semiconductor diode, that also belongs to the category of optoelectronic components. Typical LED's construction is based...

Understanding Zener Diodes – Theory, Working principles, Applications

A Zener diode, a type of silicon semiconductor, permits the flow of electric current bidirectionally, both forward and reverse. Occasionally termed as a stabilizer,...

Semiconductor Diode – Definition, Characteristic and Applications

Semiconductor Diode Semiconductor diode - type of diode, which contains "p-n junction" made from differently doped semiconductor materials. It is double-ended, nonlinear electronic component, where...

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