Advantage, Disadvantage and application of Schottky diode

The advantage of Schottky diode some of below

  1. It has a very low cut-in voltage of about 0.3 V.
  2. Schottky diode has very low switching time.
  3. Schottky diode has very low power consumption.
  4. it has a very rapid response to a change in bias.
  5. The Schottky diode is closer to the ideal diode.
  6. Schottky diode has negligible storage time.

The disadvantages of Schottky diode are give below,

  • Schottky diode is more expensive.

The application of Schottky diode some of below

  1. Schottky diode is used as a fast switching device in digital computers.
  2. It can be used in clamping and clipping circuit.
  3. The Schottky diode is used in AC to DC (ADC) converters.
  4. It is used in mixer and detectors.
  5. The Schottky diode is used in RADAR system.
  6. It is used in switch mode power supply.
  7. Schottky diodes are used as general-purpose rectifier.
  8. It is used to detect signals.
  9. It is used in logic circuit.

 

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