Talk:Avalanche diode

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Avalanche diode study materials

Avalanche breakdown[edit]

I've written and link the Avalanche breakdown article which covers a lot of what appears in the second paragraph, should this be deleted or rewritten? Astaroth5 14:18, 11 November 2005 (UTC)


Probably could use some rewriting to cover the details of the diode's analysis rather than it's overt function.

Symbol[edit]

Zener diode schematic symbol

What's the symbol for an avalanche diode? I've seen one that just has half of the Zener things but I don't want to upload the version I drew as "Image:Avalanche diode.svg" until I know it's correct. — Omegatron 05:22, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

I've done some checking around and uploaded what seems to be the most common symbol in use, although I couldn't find any reference to a BS3939 standard for it Astaroth5 06:58, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
Avalanche diode schematic symbol?
I had seen a different style, and already made it, in the same style as all the other diode symbols I made:
I'm not sure which is more popular. — Omegatron 05:14, 11 September 2006 (UTC)


Since this is almost same as zenner diode by function it shares same symbol both of these symbols are valid for zener diodes. If used in oscillator seem that avalanche diode shares same symbol as Gunn diode or tunnel diode.

"Controlled avalanche rectifier diode"?[edit]

For example 1N5059 to 1N5062. What would that be? Wouldn't the avalanche effect make rectification impossible, since such a diode conducts in both directions with enough voltage? Please add. -- 92.224.247.242 (talk) 22:38, 10 February 2013 (UTC)