The PN junction diode has the following important applications are given below,
- PN junction diode is used as a voltage doubler, tripler, quadrupler in voltage multiplier circuits.
- It is used as a rectifier in DC power supply.
- In forward biased condition the PN junction diode produced light when biased with a current, so it is used in all LED lighting.
- In computers it is used as switch in logic circuits.
- In clipping and clapping circuits it is used for wave shaping.
- The PN junction diode used as signal diode in communication circuits.
- In demodulation circuits the PN junction diode used as a detector.
- Used as zener diodes in voltage stabilizing circuits.
- The PN junction diode used as varactor diodes for use in voltage controlled tuning circuits as may be found in radio and TV receivers.
PN junction diode