_________________________________________________________________ Semiconductor Diodes
METALLIC RECTIFIER - or dry-disc rectifier is a metal-to-semiconductor
device that acts just like a diode in that it permits current to flow more readily
in one direction than the other. Metallic rectifiers are used in many
applications where a relatively large amount of power is required.
DIODE CHARACTERISTICS - the information supplied by manufacturers on
different types of diodes. This information is supplied either in their manuals
or on specification sheets.
- the limiting
values of operating conditions
of a diode.
Operation of the diode outside of its operating limits could damage the diode.
Diodes are generally rated for the following: MAXIMUM AVERAGE
FORWARD CURRENT, PEAK RECURRENT FORWARD CURRENT,
MAXIMUM SURGE CURRENT, and PEAK REVERSE VOLTAGE.
SEMICONDUCTOR IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM - an alphanumerical code
used to distinguish one semiconductor from another. It is used for diodes,
transistors, and many other special semiconductor devices.
23 June 2005