Shockley ideal diode equation

Description

In electronics, a diode is a two-terminal electronic component with asymmetric conductance; it has low (ideally zero) resistance to current in one direction, and high (ideally infinite) resistance in the other. A semiconductor diode, the most common type today, is a crystalline piece of semiconductor material with a p–n junction connected to two electrical terminals. The Shockley ideal diode equation or the diode law gives the I–V characteristic of an ideal diode in either forward or reverse bias (or no bias).

Related formulas

Variables

IThe diode current (A)
IsThe reverse bias saturation current (A)
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VDThe voltage across the diode (V)
VTThe thermal voltage (V)