How does diode work in transistor circuit?

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Yadanar

Joined Jan 27, 2015
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What is the role of diode that connect between the base and the emitter of the transistor?
(anode to the base and cathode to the emitter)
I know diode permits current flow in only one direction. Are there more?
 

crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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If you are talking about the intrinsic characteristics of the base-emitter junction, the "diode" is an inherent result of the base-emitter junction that forms part of the BJT structure. It is an artifact of the transistor design that looks like a diode when measured by itself but has no intentional "role" as a diode during normal transistor operation.
 

MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
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Are you referring to the P-N junction that is inherent at the base-emitter junction of an NPN BJT (bipolar junction transistor)?

On its own it looks and behaves like a diode. In a transistor it plays a much more active role in that it controls the electron-hole flow within the transistor itself causing an increase of the collector-emitter current.
 
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