PIN Diodes

PIN diodes are 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 with in high-frequency or high-voltage applications.


How do PIN diodes work?

A PIN diode works using what is known as 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.


Applications for PIN diodes

PIN diodes are often used in RF protection circuits, attenuators, fast switches, photo detectors 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. 611-1370
Mfr. Part No.HSMP-381F-BLKG
BrandBroadcom
R 17.95
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Common Cathode Attenuator 2 - 100V 1.5µs - Surface Mount SOT-323 3 0.35pF 3 Ω@ 100 mA 2.25 x 1.4 x 1mm 1mm
RS stock no. 826-9244
Mfr. Part No.BAR8802VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
R 0.90
Each (In a Pack of 200)
units
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. 103-7582
Mfr. Part No.BAP64-02,115
BrandNXP
R 1.271
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Single Attenuator, Switch 1 100mA 175V 1.55µs 1.1V Surface Mount I-IGIA 2 0.35pF 1.35 Ω @ 100 mA 1.25 x 0.85 x 0.65mm 0.65mm
RS stock no. 626-1728
Mfr. Part No.BAP64-02,115
BrandNXP
R 1.365
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. 145-8831
Mfr. Part No.BAR8802VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
R 0.879
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
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. 857-7949
Mfr. Part No.BA592E6433HTMA1
BrandInfineon
R 1.193
Each (On a Reel of 10000)
units
Single TV, VTR Tuners 1 100mA 35V 120ns 1V Surface Mount SOD-323 3 1.4pF 0.5 Ω@ 10 mA 1.7 x 1.25 x 0.85mm 0.85mm
RS stock no. 626-1576
Mfr. Part No.BAP51-02,115
BrandNXP
R 5.229
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Single - 1 50mA 60V - 1.1V Surface Mount SOD-523 2 0.35pF 2.5 Ω @ 10 mA 1.25 x 0.85 x 0.65mm 0.65mm
RS stock no. 166-0400
Mfr. Part No.BAP51-02,115
BrandNXP
R 1.575
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Single - 1 50mA 60V - 1.1V Surface Mount SOD-523 2 0.35pF 2.5 Ω @ 10 mA 1.25 x 0.85 x 0.65mm 0.65mm
RS stock no. 177-9958
Mfr. Part No.RN771VTE-17
BrandROHM
R 1.579
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Single - 1 50mA 50V - 1V Surface Mount SC-90A, SOD-323FL, UMD2 2 0.9pF 7 Ω @ 10 mA 1.8 x 1.35 x 0.9mm 0.9mm
RS stock no. 166-0396
Mfr. Part No.BAP65-03,115
BrandNXP
R 1.278
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Single Attenuator, Switch 1 100mA 30V 0.17µs 1.1V Surface Mount UMD 2 0.8pF 0.9 Ω@ 10 mA 1.8 x 1.35 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
RS stock no. 165-5585
Mfr. Part No.BAR6502VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
R 0.743
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Single Band Switching 1 100mA 30V 80ns 1V Surface Mount SC-79 2 0.9pF 0.95 Ω@ 5 mA 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.55mm 0.55mm
RS stock no. 166-1574
Mfr. Part No.BAP51-03,115
BrandNXP
R 1.137
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Single - 1 50mA 50V 0.55µs 1.1V Surface Mount UMD 2 0.35pF 2.5 Ω@ 10 mA 1.8 x 1.35 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
RS stock no. 380-1143
Mfr. Part No.BAP64-03,115
BrandNXP
R 1.438
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
RS stock no. 166-0397
Mfr. Part No.BAP70-02,115
BrandNXP
R 1.242
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
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. 626-1813
Mfr. Part No.BAP70-02,115
BrandNXP
R 4.116
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
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. 169-0460
Mfr. Part No.RN739FT106
BrandROHM
R 1.227
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Series Attenuator 2 50mA 50V - 1V Surface Mount UMD 3 0.4pF 7 Ω@ 10 mA 2 x 1.25 x 0.9mm 0.9mm
RS stock no. 146-0349
Mfr. Part No.BAP50-03,115
BrandNXP
R 0.80
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Single - 1 50mA 50V - 1.1V Surface Mount UMD 2 0.35pF 5 Ω@ 10 mA 1.8 x 1.35 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
RS stock no. 626-1756
Mfr. Part No.BAP64-06,215
BrandNXP
R 2.142
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
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. 826-9336
Mfr. Part No.BAR6304WH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
R 1.714
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
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. 172-3323
Mfr. Part No.NSVP249SDSF3T1G
R 1.939
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
- AGC 2 50mA 50V - 0.92V Surface Mount SC-70 3 0.23pF 4.5 Ω @ 10 mA 2 x 1.25 x 0.9mm 0.9mm