E6B01:

What is the most useful characteristic of a Zener diode?

  1. A constant current drop under conditions of varying voltage
  2. A constant voltage drop under conditions of varying current
  3. A negative resistance region
  4. An internal capacitance that varies with the applied voltage

E6B02:

What is an important characteristic of a Schottky diode as compared to an ordinary silicon diode when used as a power supply rectifier?

  1. Much higher reverse voltage breakdown
  2. Controlled reverse avalanche voltage
  3. Enhanced carrier retention time
  4. Less forward voltage drop

E6B03:

What special type of diode is capable of both amplification and oscillation?

  1. Point contact
  2. Zener
  3. Tunnel
  4. Junction

E6B04:

What type of semiconductor device is designed for use as a voltage-controlled capacitor?

  1. Varactor diode
  2. Tunnel diode
  3. Silicon-controlled rectifier
  4. Zener diode

E6B05:

What characteristic of a PIN diode makes it useful as an RF switch or attenuator?

  1. Extremely high reverse breakdown voltage
  2. Ability to dissipate large amounts of power
  3. Reverse bias controls its forward voltage drop
  4. A large region of intrinsic material

E6B06:

Which of the following is a common use of a hot-carrier diode?

  1. As balanced mixers in FM generation
  2. As a variable capacitance in an automatic frequency control circuit
  3. As a constant voltage reference in a power supply
  4. As a VHF/UHF mixer or detector

E6B07:

What is the failure mechanism when a junction diode fails due to excessive current?

  1. Excessive inverse voltage
  2. Excessive junction temperature
  3. Insufficient forward voltage
  4. Charge carrier depletion

E6B08:

Which of the following describes a type of semiconductor diode?

  1. Metal-semiconductor junction
  2. Electrolytic rectifier
  3. CMOS-field effect
  4. Thermionic emission diode

E6B09:

What is a common use for point contact diodes?

  1. As a constant current source
  2. As a constant voltage source
  3. As an RF detector
  4. As a high voltage rectifier

E6B10:

In Figure E6-3, what is the schematic symbol for a light-emitting diode?

  1. 1
  2. 5
  3. 6
  4. 7
Circuit Diagram

E6B11:

What is used to control the attenuation of RF signals by a PIN diode?

  1. Forward DC bias current
  2. A sub-harmonic pump signal
  3. Reverse voltage larger than the RF signal
  4. Capacitance of an RF coupling capacitor

E6B12:

What is one common use for PIN diodes?

  1. As a constant current source
  2. As a constant voltage source
  3. As an RF switch
  4. As a high voltage rectifier

E6B13:

What type of bias is required for an LED to emit light?

  1. Reverse bias
  2. Forward bias
  3. Zero bias
  4. Inductive bias