(Diodes)
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Diode Arrays have been used for many years in both digital and linear circuits and American Microsemiconductor Inc. has supplied and continues to supply the largest selection of diode arrays...... (View Full Article)
(Passive and Discrete)
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Pro Electron is the European type designation and registration system for active components (semiconductors, sensor devices, etc.). Read more:... (View Full Article)
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The Association Internationale Pro Electron is the European type designation and registration system for active components (semiconductors, sensor devices, and cathode ray tubes, etc.). The part... (View Full Article)
(Diodes)
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The diac is a bidirectional trigger diode which is designed specifically to trigger a triac or SCR. Basically the diac does not conduct (except for a small leakage current) until the breakover voltage... (View Full Article)
(Diodes)
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In this discussion the term diode and rectifier will be used interchangeably; however, the term diode usually implies a small signal device with current typically in the milliamp range; and a... (View Full Article)
(Passive and Discrete)
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ECG semiconductors were originally intended for the replacement, hobbyist, and experimental markets and in time found applications in industrial repair and maintenance departments.... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS) are semiconductor devices designed to provide protection against voltage and current transients.The silicon TVS is designed to operate in the avalanche mode and... (View Full Article)
(Transistors)
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The unijunction transistor(UJT) is a three terminal device with characteristics very different from the conventional 2 junction, bipolar transistor. It is a pulse generator with the trigger or control... (View Full Article)
(Transistors)
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Bipolar transistors, having 2 junctions, are 3 terminal semiconductor devices. The three terminals are emitter, collector, and base. A transistor can be either NPN or PNP. See the schematic...... (View Full Article)
(Diodes)
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In general, yes, however the diode is usually thought of as a signal device, with currents of 1 Amp or less...... (View Full Article)
(Transistors)
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When light strikes a semiconductor it supplies energy to knock electrons free of their atomic orbits, creating holes and electrons....... (View Full Article)
(Diodes)
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When a PN junction is reverse biased, a region of high resistance (or a region depleted of carriers) is formed. The extent of this depletion is proportional to the reverse voltage applied.... (View Full Article)
(Transistors)
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A bipolar transistor is a current amplifying device. An input current results in an amplified output current Hfe=Ic/Ib...... (View Full Article)
(Passive and Discrete)
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Vf is the forward voltage drop of a semiconductor. It consists of two components; an intrinsic offset voltage...... (View Full Article)
(Diodes)
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With a standard germanium diode a potential barrier of 0.3 volts must be exceeded before the diode can conduct. However in a tunnel diode, according to quantum theory...... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Chips)
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What's in a Name? Very little if you go by the acronymistic world we live in i.e. DOD, DOT, NASA, NATO and so on. Every field of endeavor has its own alphabetic soup. In the medical field I never did... (View Full Article)
(Diodes)
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The basic parameters of a zener diode are:... (View Full Article)