Sorry, you need a Java-enabled browser to see the simulation.

This example shows the I/V curve of a diode. With a resistor, I (current) and V (voltage) are proportional (by Ohm's Law). With a diode, I and V have an exponential relationship. At the lower left, voltage is shown in green, and current in yellow. At the lower right is a graph of current versus voltage (the I/V curve).

Next: Half-Wave Rectifier
Previous: Diode
Generated Tue Feb 23 2010