Part Number: 1N5844
Function: 5A, 40V, SCHOTTKY BARRIER RECTIFIER, Diode
Package: DO-201AD Type
1N5844 is 40V, 5A, Diode. ( Schottky Barrier Rectifier )
A Schottky barrier rectifier, also known as a Schottky diode or Schottky rectifier, is a type of diode that is commonly used in electronic circuits for its unique characteristics. It is named after the German physicist Walter H. Schottky, who made significant contributions to semiconductor physics.
1. Low Forward Voltage Drop: Schottky diodes have a lower forward voltage drop (typically around 0.3 V) compared to standard silicon diodes (which have a forward voltage drop of around 0.6 to 0.7 V). This lower voltage drop results in less power dissipation and reduced energy losses in high-frequency applications.
2. Fast Switching Speed: Schottky diodes have very fast switching characteristics, making them suitable for high-frequency applications such as switching power supplies and RF (radio frequency) circuits.
3. Low Reverse Recovery Time: Schottky diodes have minimal or no reverse recovery time. Standard silicon diodes have a reverse recovery time during which they block current flow after being forward-biased. Schottky diodes do not have this delay, which makes them suitable for high-frequency rectification.
1. Low forward voltage drop
2. High current capability
3. High reliability
4. High surge current capability
5. Epitaxial construction
1. Case: Molded plastic
2. Epoxy: UL 94V-0 rate flame retardant
3. Lead: Axial leads, solder able per MIL-STD-202, method 208 guaranteed
4. Polarity: Color band denotes cathode end
5. Mounting position: Any
6. Weight: 1.10grams
1. Voltage clamping and protection circuits.
2. Rectification in switching power supplies.
3. RF detectors and mixers.
4. High-speed signal rectification in digital and analog circuits.
5. Solar cell bypass diodes.