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What is a Small Signal Diode?What is a Small Signal Diode? A small signal diode is a small non-linear semiconductor which is often used in electronic circuits where high frequencies or small currents are involved in television, radio and digital logic circuits. Small ...
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What is a schottky rectifiersWhat is a schottky rectifiers Schottky rectifiers have been used for several years in the power supply industry. The primary advantages are switching speeds that approach zero time and very low forward voltage drop. The reverse recovery ti...
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What is a Current Limiting Diode?What is a Current Limiting Diode? A current limiting diode, also known as a CLD, current regulating diode, diode connected transistor or constant current diode, regulates or limits current over a wide voltage range. Current limiting diodes...
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What is a Standard Rectifier?What is a Standard Rectifier? A rectifier diode lets electrical current flow in only one direction and is mainly used for power supply operation. Rectifier diodes can handle higher current flow than regular diodes and are generally used in...
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What is a Schottky Diode?What is a Schottky Diode? A Schottky diode, also known as a hot carrier diode, is a semiconductor diode which has a low forward voltage drop and a very fast switching action. There is a small voltage drop across the diode terminals when cu...
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What is a Fast Rectifier?What is a Fast Rectifier? Rectification is the most popular use for diodes. Fast rectifiers convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC). They only allow one-way flow of electrons. Rectifiers have many uses and are often found s...
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What is a Zener Diode?What is a Zener Diode? Zener diodes are a special kind of diode which permits current to flow in the forward direction. What makes them different from other diodes is that Zener diodes will also allow current to flow in the reverse directi...
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What is a Bridge Rectifier?What is a Bridge Rectifier?  A bridge rectifier is an arrangement of four or more diodes in a bridge circuit configuration which provides the same output polarity for either input polarity. It is used for converting an alternating cu...
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What is a Switching Diode?What is a Switching Diode? Switching diodes are a single p-n diode in a discrete package. A switching diode provides the same functionality as a switch. It has high resistance below the specified applied voltage similar to an open switch, ...
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Solder & Assembly InstructionsAt the maximum lead wire temperature of 260°C, the soldering time must not exceed 10s. This assumes that the solder joint is spaced not less than 5mm from the case. If the joint is spaced less than 5mm, the soldering time must be reduce...
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