A diode is a two-terminal component in electronics with a unidirectional flow of current. It offers low resistance in the direction of current flow and offers high resistance in the opposite direction. Diodes are mostly used to prevent damage to components, especially due to electromotive force in circuits which are usually polarized.
Ever wondered how all those emails, pictures and tweets can travel over the Internet without clashing with each other? In this article we’ll take a high-level look at the technique that makes this possible.
Allen Hudspeth is a freelance writer and editor based in the Southeastern United States. He has also worked as a programmer/analyst, and likes to play around with Adobe Flex/ActionScript applications in his spare time. Full Bio
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