Read diode

Read diode

[′rēd ‚dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
A high-frequency semiconductor diode consisting of an avalanching pn junction, biased to fields of several hundred thousand volts per centimeter, at one end of a high-resistance carrier serving as a drift space for the charge carriers.
References in periodicals archive ?
Gummel, "Large-signal analysis of a silicon Read diode oscillator," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol.
The Read diode is a member of a larger class of oscillators, referred to as avalanche diodes, ATT (avalanche transit time) diodes, or IMPATT diodes which were introduced in 1965.