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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SP4208 Series TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) integrate low capacitance steering diodes with either one avalanche breakdown diode (for unidirectional protection) or two (for bidirectional protection).
Furthermore, the effect of a decreasing cutoff frequency for the high breakdown diode eventually will cause the slope of curve A in Figure 6 to decrease and therefore reduce the maximum power capability.
The company offers a product line of overvoltage protection and overcurrent protection components, which include transient voltage suppressors (TVS arrays), avalanche breakdown diodes, steering diode TVS arrays, PPTC devices, and electronics SMD chip fuses.
Avionics TVSs are invariably semiconductor devices, such as avalanche breakdown diodes (ABDs).