BAW56 Datasheet PDF – 75V, Switching Diode, Rectifier

The BAW56 is a high-speed switching diode, widely used in electronic circuits. It contains two diodes connected in a common cathode configuration and is a surface mount device with three leads in a SOT-23-3 package.

Function: 75V, Dual Switchng Diode

Package: SOT-23 Type ( Surface Mount )

Manufacturer: Diodes Incorporated. , Nexperia

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BAW56 datasheet

BAW56 datasheet



The BAW56 is 75V, Switching Diode, Rectifier. It is used in circuits requiring high-speed switching and in diode clamp circuits to protect the circuit from power surges.

A diode is a two-terminal electronic component that conducts electrical current in only one direction, and acts as a barrier to current flow in the opposite direction. It is a type of semiconductor device that is widely used in electronic circuits for a variety of purposes, including rectification, voltage regulation, and signal processing.


1. Fast Switching Speed

2. Surface Mount Package Ideally Suited for Automated Insertion

3. For General Purpose Switching Applications

4. Two Diode Elements Connected in a Common Anode Configuration

5. Totally Lead-Free & Fully RoHS Compliant

6. Halogen and Antimony Free. “Green” Device

7. Qualified to AEC-Q101 Standards for High Reliability

BAW56 datasheet

Absolute maximum ratings ( Ta=25°C )

1. Non-Repetitive Peak Reverse Voltage : Vrm = 100 V

2. Peak Repetitive Reverse Voltage : Vrrm = 75 V

3. Forward Continuous Current : Ifm = 300 mA

4. Power Dissipation: Pd = 350 mW

5. Storage temperature: Tstg = -65 to +150 °C

6. High switching speed: trr ≤ 4 ns

7. Low capacitance: Cd ≤ 2 pF

8. Low leakage current

9. Reverse voltage: VR ≤ 90 V


BAW56 datasheet

Mechanical Data:

1. Case: SOT23

2. Case Material: Molded Plastic. UL Flammability Classification Rating 94V-0

3. Moisture Sensitivity: Level 1 per J-STD-020

4. Terminals: Matte Tin Finish annealed over Alloy 42 leadframe (Lead Free Plating).

5. Weight: 0.008 grams (approximate)




1. Switching circuits

(1) It is suitable as a switching element in digital circuits because of its high-speed switching characteristics.

2. Blocking circuits

3. Clamping circuits

(1) It is used in clamp circuits that limit the maximum voltage of input signals.

4. High-frequency applications

(1) 1. It is used in RF circuits because it has excellent ability to process high-frequency signals.

5. Low-power applications

6. Signal processing circuits



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BAW56 pdf

Other data sheets are available within the file: BAW56Q