zener diode
noun Usage: often capitalized Z Etymology: Clarence M. Zener died 1993 American physicist Date: 1957 a silicon semiconductor device used especially as a voltage regulator

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  • zener diode — ☆ zener diode [zē′nər ] n. [after Clarence Zener (1905 93), U.S. physicist] a semiconductor diode usually used as a voltage regulator because its resistance breaks down at a precise, predetermined voltage level (zener voltage), at which time it… …   English World dictionary

  • Zener Diode —  Zener Diode  Диод Зенера   Полупроводниковое, двухполюсное устройство с обратным смещением в область пробоя.   Устройство имеет высокий импеданс при приложении напряжения ниже, чем напряжение пробоя. Ток увеличивается существенно при приложении… …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • Zener diode — A Zener diode is a type of diode that permits current in the forward direction like a normal diode, but also in the reverse direction if the voltage is larger than the breakdown voltage known as Zener knee voltage or Zener voltage . The device… …   Wikipedia

  • Zener-Diode — Eine Zener Diode, oder auch Z Diode, ist eine besonders dotierte Silicium Diode mit geringer Sperrschichtdicke, die nach dem amerikanischen Physiker Clarence Melvin Zener, dem Entdecker des Zener Effekts, benannt ist. Die Charakteristik von Z… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zener diode — Zinerio diodas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Zener diode vok. Zener Diode, f rus. диод Зинера, m pranc. diode à effet Zener, f; diode de Zener, f; diode Zener, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Zener-Diode — Zinerio diodas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Zener diode vok. Zener Diode, f rus. диод Зинера, m pranc. diode à effet Zener, f; diode de Zener, f; diode Zener, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • zener diode — ˈzēnə(r) , ˈzen noun Usage: often capitalized Z Etymology: after Clarence Melvin Zener died 1993 American physicist : a silicon semiconductor device used especially as a voltage regulator * * * /zee neuhr/, Electronics. a semiconductor diode… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zener-Diode — Zenerdiode; Z Diode * * * Ze|ner|di|o|de auch: Ze|ner Di|o|de 〈[zi:nə(r) ] f. 19〉 ein Halbleiterbauelement, das bei Übersteigen einer bestimmten Spannung einen sehr starken Stromabfall zeigt, verwendet in Regelstrecken u. zur Konstanthaltung von… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • zener diode — /zee neuhr/, Electronics. a semiconductor diode across which the reverse voltage remains almost constant over a wide range of currents, used esp. to regulate voltage. Also, Zener diode. [1955 60; after U.S. physicist Clarence Melvin Zener (born… …   Universalium

  • Zener diode — A semiconductor used on British motorcycles for many years as a voltage regulator. When the voltage across the Zener diode reached a certain point, the element would begin to conduct current, routing it to ground, thus preventing the battery from …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Zener diode — /zɛnə ˈdaɪoʊd/ (say zenuh duyohd) noun a diode which has a stable Zener voltage which is used for a reference. {named after Clarence Melvin Zener, 1905–93, US physicist} …   Australian English dictionary

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