Schottky rectifiers have been used for over 25 years in the power supply industry. The primary advantages are very low forward voltage drop and switching speeds that approach zero time making them ideal for output stages of switching power supplies. This latter feature has also stimulated their additional use in very high frequency applications including very low power involving signal and switching diode requirements of less than 100 picoseconds. These require small Schottky devices with low capacitance.

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