Advantages and disadvantages of point contact diode

There are some advantages of point contact diode which are given below.

  • The point contact diode has very low forward resistance.
  • The point contact diode has very low reverse resistance.
  • It has very low junction capacitance.
  • It is Ideal for low signal applications.
  • It iswidely used in microwave mixers and detectors.

There are some disadvantages of point contact diode which are given below.

  • The Point contact diode produces high electric noise.
  • It’s V-I characteristics do not remain constant.
  • It has low breakdown voltage.
  • It cannot withstand very high power.
Point contact diode

Point contact diode

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