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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 researchers used a single photon avalanche diode, or SPAD, to amplify the signal from each photon that struck the detector.
The VL53L0X time-of-flight (ToF) sensor integrates a leading-edge single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array and the second generation of ST's FlightSense technology to extend the measurement range up to two meters.
The microplasma diode in Table I refers to GaAs avalanche diode, biased below the breakdown voltage and periodically driven by external microwave voltage at 1 GHz [10].
Zhan, "The investigation of W-band microstrip integrated high order frequency multiplier based on the nonlinear model of avalanche diode," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol.
0 V 60 ps 20 V commercially available Step recovery step 100 ps 50 V specially ordered 200 ps 200 V four-stack Avalanche diode impulse 400 ps 125 V MHz rep.
The photoelectrons from the photocathode are accelerated by a strong electric field and then hit the avalanche diode.
Currently, a much cheaper and simpler laser setup consisting of a short pulse diode laser and an avalanche diode detector is under development at the University of Ottawa.
SP050x surface-mount transient voltage suppressor avalanche diode arrays are specifically designed to protect analog and digital signal lines from ESD transients.
Built upon Excelitas' SLiK[TM] Single Photon Avalanche Diode, these enhanced modules offer unmatched linearity and dynamic range.
The single-photon avalanche diode ( SPAD ) camera relies upon a type of echo mapping.
Zhan, "The investigation of W band microstrip integrated high order frequency multiplier based on the nonlinear model of avalanche diode," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol.
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