What's the meaning of the Diode »

Diode

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Diode.

Rate this symbol:(5.00 / 4 votes)
Diode

In electronics, a diode is a two-terminal electronic component with an asymmetric transfer characteristic, with low (ideally zero) resistance to current flow in one direction, and high (ideally infinite) resistance in the other. A semiconductor diode, the most common type today, is a crystalline piece of semiconductor material with a p–n junction connected to two electrical terminals. A vacuum tube diode is a vacuum tube with two electrodes, a plate (anode) and heated cathode.

The symbol used for a semiconductor diode in a circuit diagram specifies the type of diode. There are alternate symbols for some types of diodes, though the differences are minor.

1,078 Views

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Engineering Symbols.

Diode is part of the Electrical & Electronic Symbols group.

More symbols in Electrical & Electronic Symbols:

An electronic symbol is a pictogram used to represent various electrical and electronic devices (such as wires, batteries, resistors, and transistors) in a schematic diagram of an electrical or elect… read more »

More symbols in Engineering Symbols:

Engineering is the discipline, art, and profession, that applies scientific theory to design, develop, and analyze technological solutions. In the contemporary era, is generally considered to consist… read more »

Have a discussion about Diode with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this symbol to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Diode." Symbols.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 21 Oct. 2019. <https://www.symbols.com/symbol/diode>.

We need you!

Are we missing an important symbol in this category?

Graphical index

Use our unique search feature to find a symbol based on its various graphical characteristics:


  • Symmetry:
  • Shape:
  • Colors:
  • Curveness:
  • Crossing:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.