Forward Biased DiodesIf a voltage is placed on the anode side of the diode that is approximately 0.6V (silicon diode) higher thanthe voltage on the cathode side, there will be current through the diode. While current is in the diode, the diode will only have its barrier voltage dropped across it. This meansthat any additional voltage in the circuit will have to be dropped across a resistor placed in series with thediode. A diode must always have a resistor in series with it to limit the current in the diode and to drop any
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course AUSV 1320 taught by Professor Johnkelly during the Winter '12 term at Weber.