Avalanche Diode

  • March 10, 2019
Part 2 of 2 in the series Diode

Avalanche diode is a subcategory of diode designed to work in reverse bias and go through avalanche breakdown process at a certain voltage. With avalanche in control let’s make the electron drive safer through semiconductor Valley even in turbulent potential conditions.


Introduction to diode

  • February 13, 2018
Part 1 of 2 in the series Diode

The diode is one of the basic non-linear circuit components which conducts the current in only one direction. In operation, it is analogous to a mechanical check valve that allows the flow of fluid in one direction and blocks the flow in another direction. Similarly, diode also allows the flow of electron in only one direction, known as the forward direction. This unidirectional behavior is also known as rectification and is used to convert alternate current(AC) to direct current(DC). It would not be wrong to call this basic element as the flag bearer of the electronic edge.