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Avalanche Breakdown
Let's learn more about the second important breakdown effect in zener diodes: the avalanche breakdown.
Zener Effect
The zener effect is the dominant breakdown effect in low voltage zener diodes. Let's take some time to learn more about it.
Zener Diodes
It is a special type of diode designed to operate reverse biased: the zener diode.
Diodes as Input Protection
They are a very effective protection against over voltage and reverse polarity. Let's look at how diodes can be used as input protection.
Flyback Diodes
It is a necessary component in many circuits with inductive loads: the flyback diode.
Full-Wave Bridge Rectifier
It is used in many products and is de facto the standard rectifier: the full-wave bridge rectifier. Let's discover how it works.
Half-Wave Rectifier
A popular application for diodes are rectifier circuits. Today, we are going to look at a simple half-wave rectifier.
Alternating Current
Before we look at rectifier circuits, let's take a brief look at alternating current.
Reverse Polarity Protection
A reverse voltage can easily damage electronic circuits. Let's look at simple reverse polarity protection circuits using diodes.
A diode is like a one-way road for electric current. Let's have a look at this simple semiconductor components.
P-N Junction
Let's look at the foundation for transistors, diodes and many other semiconductor components: the p-n junction.
Light Dependent Resistors
Light dependent resistors are an easy solution for reacting to brightness changes. Let's discover their properties!
A world without semiconductor components has become unthinkable. But what are they and what makes them that special?
Temperature Measurement with NTCs
NTCs are often used as temperature sensors. To use them, we need to know how to calculate a temperature value out of the measured resistance.
The resistivity of materials is dependent on temperature. Thermistors are electric components which make use of this.
Resistance Measurement
We talked a lot about voltage dividers and resistance, but how can we actually measure resistance?
Potentiometers are a common example for voltage dividers. Let's have a look at how they work and how they can be used.
Voltage Dividers
As we are now familiar with resistor combinations, let's take a deeper look into voltage dividers.
Resistor Combinations
We already know how resistance, current and voltage behave for single resistors. But what about more complex resistor combinations?
Ohm's Law
When talking about resistance, we cannot avoid ohm’s law, which shows the connection between current, voltage and resistance.