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.