The Power Diode
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2.1 Diode as a Switch
Among all the static switching devices used in power electronics (PE), the power diode is perhaps the simplest. Its circuit symbol is shown in Fig. 2.1. It is a two terminal device, and terminal A is known as the anode whereas terminal K is known as the cathode. If terminal A experiences a ...