Common Cathode/Anode vs single channel schottky

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abhijitbidwe

Joined Jul 20, 2022
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What are the advantages of using a common cathode/anode schottky diode vs a single channel diode?
Could you use a common cathode schottky in place of a single channel schottky with one of the anode connections left as "no connect"?
 

Ian0

Joined Aug 7, 2020
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I think you would be better off joining both anodes together.

They are made that way because there a lot of switched-mode supply circuits that require two schottky diodes with their cathodes tied together - forward converters, for instance.
 
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