A diode is a two-terminal electronic component that conducts current primarily in a unidirectional manner. John Ambrose Fleming first invented the thermionic diode, a practical vacuum tube electronic device, in the UK in 1904.
What are the different types of diodes?
Some different types of diodes include:
P-N Junction diode
Small Signal diode
Super Barrier diodes
Light Emitting diode (LED)
What materials are used in diodes?
Some common materials used in diodes include:
What are some common uses of diodes?
Common applications of diodes include turning AC to DC, isolating signals from a supply, and mixing signals. Diodes are, for example, used in LEDs or to make flashlights. Solar panels also use photodiodes to convert light into a current.
Industrial applications of diodes
Industrial applications of diodes include:
Communication systems, television systems, limiters, clampers, and radar circuits