avalanche diode

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avalanche diode

[′av·ə‚lanch ′dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
A semiconductor breakdown diode, usually made of silicon, in which avalanche breakdown occurs across the entire pn junction and voltage drop is then essentially constant and independent of current; the two most important types are IMPATT and TRAPATT diodes.
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The Liebert Type SS combines silicon avalanche diode (SAD) and metal oxide varistor (MOV) protection in a single cabinet.
5V protection thanks to Semtech's proprietary EPD process technology, which provides low standoff voltages with significant reductions in leakage current and capacitance over silicon avalanche diode processes.
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19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quick Overview This global market research report addresses the global market for both overvoltage and overcurrent protection components including varistors, zener diodes, silicon avalanche diodes, thyristors, gas discharge tubes, fuses, PTC thermistors, and NTC thermistors.