PIN Diodes

PIN diodes are a type of diode (a device that transmits current primarily in one direction) with a wide area of pure semiconductor material in the middle. This area allows the PIN diode to store large amounts of charge. Unlike Zener diodes, which generate low power to protect circuits from over-voltage, PIN diodes are specifically designed for use within high-frequency or high-voltage applications.

How do Pin diodes work?

A PIN diode works using what is known as a high-level injection: it will only start to conduct current once the central area of pure semiconductor material reaches a certain level of charge. Because this creates an electrical field that extends deep into the area, it speeds up the transport of charge carriers from one end of the diode to the other. This, in turn, speeds up the diode's performances. A pin diode also features a low capacitance when reverse-biased.

What are Pin diodes used for?

PIN diodes are often used in RF protection circuits, attenuators, fast switches, photodetectors and high-voltage electronics applications.


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Description Price Diode Configuration Application Number of Elements per Chip Maximum Forward Current Maximum Reverse Voltage Typical Carrier Life Time Maximum Forward Voltage Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Maximum Diode Capacitance Maximum Series Resistance @ Maximum IF Dimensions Height
RS Stock No. 169-0458
Mfr. Part No.RN731VTE-17
BrandROHM
€0.091
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Single Attenuator 1 50mA 50V - 1V Surface Mount UMD 2 0.4pF 7 Ω@ 10 mA 1.7 x 1.25 x 0.7mm 0.7mm
RS Stock No. 700-2612
Mfr. Part No.RN731VTE-17
BrandROHM
€0.269
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Single Attenuator 1 50mA 50V - 1V Surface Mount UMD 2 0.4pF 7 Ω@ 10 mA 1.7 x 1.25 x 0.7mm 0.7mm
RS Stock No. 166-1575
Mfr. Part No.BAP64-03,115
BrandNXP
€0.064
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single Attenuator, Switch 1 100mA 175V 1.55µs 1.1V Surface Mount UMD 2 0.35pF 1.35 Ω@ 100 mA 1.8 x 1.35 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
RS Stock No. 380-1143
Mfr. Part No.BAP64-03,115
BrandNXP
€0.24
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Single Attenuator, Switch 1 100mA 175V 1.55µs 1.1V Surface Mount UMD 2 0.35pF 1.35 Ω@ 100 mA 1.8 x 1.35 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
New
RS Stock No. 216-8319
Mfr. Part No.BAR9002ELSE6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
€0.071
Each (On a Reel of 15000)
units
Single - 1 100mA 80V 0.75µs - - TSSLP 2 - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 216-8320
Mfr. Part No.BAR9002ELSE6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
€0.098
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Single - 1 100mA 80V 0.75µs - - TSSLP 2 - - - -
RS Stock No. 166-0557
Mfr. Part No.BAP64-06,215
BrandNXP
€0.101
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Common Anode Attenuator, Switch 2 100mA 175V 1.55µs 1.1V Surface Mount SOT-23 (TO-236AB) 3 0.35pF 1.35 Ω@ 100 mA 3 x 1.4 x 1mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 180-8779
Mfr. Part No.BPW34S
BrandVishay
€0.846
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 145-8831
Mfr. Part No.BAR8802VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
€0.067
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single Antenna Switches 1 100mA 80V 500ns 1.2V Surface Mount SC-79 2 0.4pF 2.5 Ω@ 1 mA 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.55mm 0.55mm
RS Stock No. 626-1813
Mfr. Part No.BAP70-02,115
BrandNXP
€0.226
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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Single Attenuator 1 100mA 50V 1.25µs 1.1V Surface Mount SOD-523 2 0.25pF 1.9 Ω @ 100 mA 1.25 x 0.85 x 0.65mm 0.65mm
RS Stock No. 752-7798
Mfr. Part No.BAR6302VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
€0.053
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Single - 1 100mA 50V 75ns 1.2V Surface Mount SC-79 2 0.3pF 1 Ω@ 10 mA 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.55mm 0.55mm
RS Stock No. 163-2107
Mfr. Part No.CPH5512-TL-E
€0.137
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Isolated AGC 2 50mA 50V - 950mV Surface Mount CPH 5 0.23pF 5 Ω @ 10 mA 2.9 x 1.6 x 0.9mm 0.9mm
RS Stock No. 626-1734
Mfr. Part No.BAP64-04W,115
BrandNXP
€0.077
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Series Attenuator, Switch 2 100mA 100V 1.55µs 1.1V Surface Mount UMT 3 0.35pF 1.35 Ω@ 100 mA 2.2 x 1.35 x 1mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 626-1778
Mfr. Part No.BAP64-06W,115
BrandNXP
€0.066
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Common Anode Attenuator, Switch 2 100mA 100V 1.55µs 1.1V Surface Mount UMT 3 0.35pF 1.35 Ω@ 100 mA 2.2 x 1.35 x 1mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 166-1049
Mfr. Part No.BAR6305E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
€0.091
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Common Cathode Switch 2 100mA 50V 75ns 1.2V Surface Mount SOT-23 3 0.3pF 1 Ω @ 10 mA 2.9 x 1.3 x 0.9mm 0.9mm
RS Stock No. 626-1728
Mfr. Part No.BAP64-02,115
BrandNXP
€0.076
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Single Attenuator, Switch 1 100mA 175V 1.55µs 1.1V Surface Mount SOD-523 2 0.35pF 1.35 Ω @ 100 mA 1.25 x 0.85 x 0.65mm 0.65mm
RS Stock No. 165-5619
Mfr. Part No.BAR6304WH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
€0.051
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Series High Speed Switching 2 100mA 50V 75ns 1.2V Surface Mount SOT-323 (SC-70) 3 0.3pF 2 Ω@ 5 mA 2 x 1.25 x 0.8mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 165-5617
Mfr. Part No.BAR6404WH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
€0.106
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Series RF Attenuator 2 100mA 150V 1550ns 1.1V Surface Mount SOT-323 (SC-70) 3 0.35pF 20 Ω@ 1 mA 2 x 1.25 x 0.8mm 0.8mm
New
RS Stock No. 216-8312
Mfr. Part No.BAR6402ELE6327XTMA1
BrandInfineon
€0.038
Each (On a Reel of 15000)
units
Single - 1 100mA 150V 1.55µs - - TSLP 2 - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 216-8313
Mfr. Part No.BAR6402ELE6327XTMA1
BrandInfineon
€0.052
Each (In a Pack of 150)
units
Single - 1 100mA 150V 1.55µs - - TSLP 2 - - - -