breakdown diode

breakdown diode

[′brāk‚dau̇n ¦dī‚ōd]
(electricity)
A semiconductor diode in which the reverse-voltage breakdown mechanism is based either on the Zener effect or the avalanche effect.
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These include transient voltage suppressor array (TVS arrays) avalanche breakdown diode, steering diode TVS array and electronics SMD chip fuses.
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These include transient voltage suppressors (TVS arrays), avalanche breakdown diodes, steering diode TVS arrays, PPTC devices, and electronics SMD chip fuses.