Glossary Definition for hot carrier diode

Glossary Term: hot carrier diode 

Definition

A diode realized via a "Schottky-barrier junction" -- a metal-semiconductor junction -- rather than the P-N junction used by conventional semiconductor diodes. Schottky diodes are often chosen for their high switching speed and low forward voltage drop.
Synonyms
  • Schottky Diode
  • Schottky barrier diode
  • SBD

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