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Space/Military Qualified Silicon Limiter Diodes In Die Or Ceramic Hermetic packages: CLA series Space/Military Qualified Silicon Limiter Diodes In Die Or Ceramic Hermetic packages: CLA series

Skyworks offers the CLA Series of silicon limiter diodes designed to provide passive receiver protection over the 100 MHz to over 20 GHz frequency range. The series consists of ten individual chip designs of different intrinsic region base widths and capacitances designed to accommodate multi-stage limiter applications.

Absorptive And Reflective PIN Diode Switches Absorptive And Reflective PIN Diode Switches

Ducommun delivers a range of absorptive and reflective PIN diode switches for an array of applications including test instrumentation, telecommunication, radar front, WiGig application development, and wireless 5G technology. These switches feature low insertion loss, high isolation, and a fast nanosecond switching times in a complete solid state solution.

Hermetic Ceramic Packaged Silicon PIN Diode Devices: APD Series Hermetic Ceramic Packaged Silicon PIN Diode Devices: APD Series

Skywork’s Isolink APD Series is made up of silicon PIN diodes designed for use as switch and attenuator devices in high-performance RF and microwave circuits. Operating over the wide frequency range from 100 MHz to over 20 GHz with voltage ratings up to 200 V, these devices use a well-established silicon technology that results in PIN diodes with tightly controlled I-region characteristics.

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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.