# Day: December 26, 2022

### The Zener Diode

However, the Zener Diode or “Breakdown Diode”, as they are sometimes referred too, are basically the same as the standard PN junction diode but they are specially

### The Signal Diode

The semiconductor Signal Diode is a small non-linear semiconductor devices generally used in electronic circuits, where small currents or high frequencies are involved such as in radio,

### Power Diodes and Rectifiers

In the previous tutorials we saw that a semiconductor signal diode will only conduct current in one direction from its anode to its cathode (forward

### Semiconductor Basics

However, unlike a resistor, a diode does not behave linearly with respect to the applied voltage as it has an exponential I-V relationship and therefore

### PN Junction Theory

In the previous tutorial we saw how to make an N-type semiconductor material by doping a silicon atom with small amounts of Antimony and also

### PN Junction Diode

The effect described in the previous tutorial is achieved without any external voltage being applied to the actual PN junction resulting in the junction being

### Electrical Energy and Power

Electrical Energy is the ability of an electrical circuit to produce work by creating an action. This action can take many forms, such as thermal, electromagnetic,

### Voltage Dividers

Voltage Divider Circuits are useful in providing different voltage levels from a common supply voltage. This common supply can be a single supply either positive or

### Current Dividers

Current Divider Circuits are parallel circuits in which the source or supply current divides into a number of parallel paths. In a parallel connected circuit, all

### Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law

Gustav Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law is the second of his fundamental laws we can use for circuit analysis. His voltage law states that for a closed loop