Diodes

DIODES PRODUCTS

PIN, Schottky, And Varactor Diodes For Automotive Applications PIN, Schottky, And Varactor Diodes For Automotive Applications

Skyworks presents a range of PIN, Schottky, and varactor diode solutions to provide consumers with greater connectivity and enhanced safety for a variety of automotive and transportation infrastructure systems. This portfolio of  AEC-Q101 qualified products is ideal for infotainment, remote keyless entry, telematics/cellular, garage door opener, toll tag transponder, vehicle tracking, navigation, collision avoidance, and radar applications.

Silicon Hyperabrupt Tuning Varactor Diodes: SMV2201-SMV2205 Series Silicon Hyperabrupt Tuning Varactor Diodes: SMV2201-SMV2205 Series

The SMV2201-SMV2205 series is composed of silicon hyperabrupt junction varactor diodes. These surface mount, high Q, low series resistant diodes are designed especially for wide bandwidth, low-loss applications.

Very Low Capacitance Silicon PIN Diodes: SMP1345 Series Very Low Capacitance Silicon PIN Diodes: SMP1345 Series

The SMP1345 series is composed of surface mountable PIN diodes are specifically designed for WLAN 802.11 a/b/g applications and are ideally suited for diversity switch applications. The series has an RF performance that is assured by virtue of their very low capacitance (0.15 pF) and low resistance (1.5 Ω at 10 mA).

RF Diodes For Broadband Applications RF Diodes For Broadband Applications

Skyworks Solutions offers a select group of their most popular PIN, limiter, Schottky, and tuning varactor diodes that are designed to meet demanding applications, and are available to ship from stock for prototype or high-volume production.

High-Power Shunt PIN Diodes For T/R Switch And Attenuator Applications High-Power Shunt PIN Diodes For T/R Switch And Attenuator Applications

Skyworks introduces the SMP1331-085LF and SMP1331-087LF as the new high-power, surface mount, series connected PIN diodes that are designed for high-power, high-volume, large signal switch and attenuator applications with frequency ranges from 10 MHz to more than 6 GHz.

Discrete Limiter Diodes For Hybrid Module Assembly OEMs: CLA4601-000 Discrete Limiter Diodes For Hybrid Module Assembly OEMs: CLA4601-000

The CLA4601-000 is part of the CLA series of silicon limiter diodes designed to provide passive receiver protection over a wide 100 MHz to 30 GHz frequency range. These devices use Skywork’s well-established silicon technology, resulting in high resistivity and tightly controlled base width PIN limiter diodes. When used with limiter circuits, these devices offer high performance with strong limiting action and low loss.

Low-Barrier Silicon Schottky Diode: SMS7621-060 Low-Barrier Silicon Schottky Diode: SMS7621-060

The SMS7621-060 is a silicon, low-barrier N-type Schottky diode. This surface mount diode has an ultra-miniature 0201 footprint, and a low series resistance which enables great performance as a low-level mixer at frequencies above 26 GHz.

Surface Mount Limiter Diode: CLA4603-085LF

The CLA4603-085LF is a surface mountable, low capacitance silicon PIN limiter diode constructed with a combination of low junction capacitance, low parasitic inductance, low thermal resistance, and nominal 1.5 μm I-region width, making it useful in large signal limiter applications.

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Diodes

Diodes are very useful items. A diode is a tiny piece of electronic equipment usually found on circuit boards and transistors that do a simple job. Diodes are to make current flow in only one direction. It’s a very simple thing that most people take for granted. It allows current to flow one way – which is called zero resistance, but it becomes infinitely resistive in the other way there by not allowing any current to flow in the other way. Imagine attaching a diode to an alternating current source. In alternating current, electricity flows in one way then in the other. If a diode were to be placed in the circuit, the alternating current would then be converted to direct current. This would happen because when the circuit is directing traffic in one way the diode will allow the current to pass. However when it oscillates to the other way, the diode will block it. As such, the circuit will only see current flowing in one way downstream from the diode.

Diodes are built in a vacuum chamber where there is an electrode and an anode plate inside. It is pretty much the same structure as a capacitor except where the capacitor is meant to accumulate a charge, a diode is meant to direct it in only one way. It is possible to place a diode and a capacitor in a series to get a situation where a charge is built up in the capacitor with e direct current then discharge at a certain threshold downstream. The combinations and the resulting outcomes with various diodes can be made to do almost any command and control function of a circuit board.