Tag: Electronic Diodes

Using a Diode as a Thermometer

Tips for Using a Diode as a Thermometer

Diodes are typically used in electronics to move current in one direction, but this common component can also be used as a thermometer. Standard diodes made of silicon have a linear relationship between voltage and temperature. Here are some essential facts about how diodes can be used to measure temperature in a circuit.

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Electronic Silicon Diode

What Are the Characteristics of an Ideal Silicon Diode?

A diode is an electrical switch commonly made of semiconductor material, such as silicon. It consists of two terminals: positive (anode) and negative (cathode). It is often used as a rectifier, which is a device that converts AC to DC with current flowing in one direction. Rectifiers can be found in electronic components such as radios, DC power supplies and high-voltage transmitters. Diodes take on many forms, such as vacuum tube diodes, semiconductor diodes and mercury-arc valves. A diode operates in conjunction with a resistor within a circuit.

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