DIODE MARKINGS - letters and symbols placed on the diode by manufacturers
to distinguish one end of the diode from the other. In some cases, an unusual
shape or the addition of color code bands is used to distinguish the cathode
from the anode.
STANDARD DIODE COLOR CODE SYSTEM - serves two purposes when it is
used: (1) identifies the cathode end of the diode, and (2) identifies the diode by
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