Diodes

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Absorptive And Reflective PIN Diode Switches Absorptive And Reflective PIN Diode Switches

Ducommun delivers a range of absorptive and reflective PIN diode switches for an array of applications including test instrumentation, telecommunication, radar front, WiGig application development, and wireless 5G technology. These switches feature low insertion loss, high isolation, and a fast nanosecond switching times in a complete solid state solution.

AEC-Q101 Automotive Qualified PIN, Schottky and Varactor Diodes AEC-Q101 Automotive Qualified PIN, Schottky and Varactor Diodes

Skyworks presents a range of PIN, Schottky, and varactor diode solutions to provide consumers with greater connectivity and enhanced safety for a variety of automotive and transportation infrastructure systems. This portfolio of  AEC-Q101 qualified products is ideal for infotainment, remote keyless entry, telematics/cellular, garage door opener, toll tag transponder, vehicle tracking, navigation, collision avoidance, and radar applications.

High-Power Shunt PIN Diodes For T/R Switch And Attenuator Applications High-Power Shunt PIN Diodes For T/R Switch And Attenuator Applications

Skyworks introduces the SMP1331-085LF and SMP1331-087LF as the new high-power, surface mount, series connected PIN diodes that are designed for high-power, high-volume, large signal switch and attenuator applications with frequency ranges from 10 MHz to more than 6 GHz.

SMA PIN Diode SP1T Switch: SR0110 SMA PIN Diode SP1T Switch: SR0110

The SR0110 from Fairview Microwave is part of a large selection of PIN diode RF coaxial switch products designed for radio, antenna, and other RF components in production, laboratory test and measurement, defense, and military applications. Manufactured in a single pole single throw (SP1T) design with SMA ports, this PIN diode switch is available for quick worldwide shipment.

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Diodes

Diodes are very useful items. A diode is a tiny piece of electronic equipment usually found on circuit boards and transistors that do a simple job. Diodes are to make current flow in only one direction. It’s a very simple thing that most people take for granted. It allows current to flow one way – which is called zero resistance, but it becomes infinitely resistive in the other way there by not allowing any current to flow in the other way. Imagine attaching a diode to an alternating current source. In alternating current, electricity flows in one way then in the other. If a diode were to be placed in the circuit, the alternating current would then be converted to direct current. This would happen because when the circuit is directing traffic in one way the diode will allow the current to pass. However when it oscillates to the other way, the diode will block it. As such, the circuit will only see current flowing in one way downstream from the diode.

Diodes are built in a vacuum chamber where there is an electrode and an anode plate inside. It is pretty much the same structure as a capacitor except where the capacitor is meant to accumulate a charge, a diode is meant to direct it in only one way. It is possible to place a diode and a capacitor in a series to get a situation where a charge is built up in the capacitor with e direct current then discharge at a certain threshold downstream. The combinations and the resulting outcomes with various diodes can be made to do almost any command and control function of a circuit board.