One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A solid-state diode having a metal-semiconductor junction, used in fast switching applications.
- ‘The design is based on a multichip module that carries the driver circuitry, power MOSFETs and Schottky diode.’
- ‘It also features an integrated Schottky diode, further reducing the number of components required on the printed circuit board.’
1960s: named after W. Schottky (see Schottky barrier).
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