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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.
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.