An electronic component with two active terminals, an → anode and a → cathode, through which current passes in one direction (from anode to cathode) and is blocked in the opposite direction. Diodes have many uses, including conversion of → alternating current to → direct current, regulation of votage, and the decoding of audio-frequency signals from radio signals.
→ di- "two, twice, double," + hodos "way."
hot electron diode
diod-e elektron-e dâq
Fr.:diode à électrons chauds
Same as → Schottky diode
diod-e Schottky (#)
Fr.: diode Schottky
A → semiconductor diode containing a → Schottky barrier. Such a diode has a low forward voltage drop and very fast switching characteristics. Also called Schottky barrier diode and hot electron diode.