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What is a Switching Diode?

Switching diodes are a single p-n diode in a discrete package. A switching diode provides the same functionality as a switch. It has high resistance below the specified applied voltage similar to an open switch, whereas above that voltage it changes in a sudden way to the low resistance of a closed switch. Switching diodes are used in devices such as ring modulation.

Types of Switching Diodes

There are many different kinds of switching diodes. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by power dissipation, maximum reverse recovery time, maximum reverse voltage, maximum average forward current, packaging type and maximum peak current. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.

The most common values for power dissipation are 200 mW, 250 mW, 350 mW and 500 mW. We also carry switching diodes with power dissipation as high as 1 kW. Maximum reverse recovery time can have a range from 1 ns to 50 us, with the most common maximum reverse recovery time being 4 ns.

Switching Diodes from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a full switching diode chip selection from several manufacturers including 1n4148 switching diodes, 1n914 switching diodes, fast switching diodes, and several other types of switching diodes. Simply choose from the switching diode technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific switching diode application needs.

If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several semiconductor manufacturers such as Fairchild, NXP, ON Semiconductor, Diodes Inc., ROHM Semiconductor or Vishay, among other manufacturers. You can easily refine your switching diode product search results by clicking your preferred switching diode brand below from our list of manufacturers.

Applications for Switching Diodes:

The switching diode is the most basic function of almost every electronic application. Switching diodes are also used in high-speed rectifying applications, such as in radiofrequency receivers. Applications also include high-speed switching, general-purpose switching and reverse polarity protection in the consumer, automotive, and telecommunication industry.

Choosing the Right Switching Diode:

When you are looking for the right switching diodes, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Maximum Reverse Recovery Time (1 ns, 4 ns, 50 ns,…), Maximum Peak Current (4 mA, 2 A, 4 A, …) and Power Dissipation (from 80 mW to 1 kW) to name a few. You will be able to find the right fast switching diode, 1n914 switching diode, 1n4148 switching diode or any other type of switching diode.

Switching Diodes in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of switching diodes that you require is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our switching diode products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.



Switching Diodes by Primary Attributes:

By Reverse Recovery Time-Max




By Peak Current-Max




By Reverse Voltage-Max [Vrrm]






Featured Switching Diode Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
Diodes Inc. 1N4148W-7-F 1N4148W Series 2 A 100 V 400 mW Surface Mount Fast Switching Diode - SOD-123
Diodes Inc. 1N4148WS-7-F 1N4148WS Series 2 A 75 V 200 mW Surface Mount Fast Switching Diode - SOD-323
Diodes Inc. MMBD914-7-F MMBD914 Series 2 A 75 V 350 mW Surface Mount Switching Diode - SOT-23
Diodes Inc. BAS21-7-F BAS21 Series 2.5 A 250 V 250 mW Surface Mount Fast Switching Diode - SOT-23
Diodes Inc. BAV70-7-F BAV70 Series 2 A 75 V 350 mW Dual Surface Mount Switching Diode - SOT-23
Fairchild 1N4148TR 1N4148 Series 100 V 500 mW Small Signal Fast Switching Diode - DO-35
Fairchild BAV70 BAV70 Series 350 mW 70 V Max Reverse Voltage 0.2 A Small Signal Diode-SOT-23-3
Fairchild MMBD1503A MMBD Series 350 mW 200 V 200 mA Surface Mount Small Signal Diode - SOT-23-3
NXP PMBD914,215 BAV99 Series 100 V 215 mA Surface Mount High-Speed Switching Diode - SOT-23-3
NXP BAS32L,115 BAS32L Series 100 V 200 mA Surface Mount High-Speed Switching Diode - SOD-80C
NXP BAS316,115 BAS16 Series 100 V 250 mA Surface Mount High-Speed Switching Diode - SOD-323
NXP BAV99,215 BAV99 Series 350 mW 70 V Max Reverse Voltage 0.2 A Small Signal Diode-SOT-23-3
NXP BAV70,215 BAV70 Series 100 V 215 mA Surface Mount High-Speed Switching Diode - SOT-23-3
ON Semiconductor BAS21LT3G BAS21LT3G Series 250 V 200 mA High Voltage Switching Diode - SOT-23
ON Semiconductor BAV99LT1G BAV99LT1G Series Dual 70 V 715 mA Surface Mount Switching Diode - SOT-23
ON Semiconductor MMSD4148T1G MMSD4148T1 Series 100 V 200 mA Surface Mount Switching Diode - SOD-123
ON Semiconductor BAW56LT1G BAW56LT1G Series 70 V 200 mA Surface Mount Dual Switching Diode - SOT-23
ROHM Semiconductor 1SS355TE-17 1SS355 Series 90 V 225 mA Surface Mount High-Speed Switching Diode - SOD-323
ROHM Semiconductor 1N4148T-72 1N4148 Series 100 V 200 mA Through Hole High-Speed Switching Diode - DO-35
ROHM Semiconductor 1SS400TE61 1SS400 Series 90 V 225 mA Surface Mount High-Speed Switching Diode - SOD-523
ROHM Semiconductor 1SS400TE61 1SS400 Series 90 V 225 mA Surface Mount High-Speed Switching Diode - SOD-523
Vishay LL4148-GS08 LL4148 Series 100 V 150 mA Small Signal Fast Switching Diode - MiniMELF SOD-80
Vishay LL4448-GS08 LL4448 Series 100 V 150 mA Small Signal Fast Switching Diode - MiniMELF SOD-80
Vishay BAV21-TR BAV21 Series 250 V 250 mA High Voltage Small Signal Switching Diode - DO-35
Vishay 1N4148TR 1N4148 Series 100 V 500 mW Small Signal Fast Switching Diode - DO-35

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