Thyristor - Types of Thyristor

Types of Thyristor

  • AGT — Anode Gate Thyristor — A thyristor with gate on n-type layer near to the anode
  • ASCR — Asymmetrical SCR
  • BCT — Bidirectional Control Thyristor — A bidirectional switching device containing two thyristor structures with separate gate contacts
  • BOD — Breakover Diode — A gateless thyristor triggered by avalanche current
    • DIAC — Bidirectional trigger device
    • Dynistor — Unidirectional switching device
    • Shockley diode — Unidirectional trigger and switching device
    • SIDAC — Bidirectional switching device
    • Trisil, SIDACtor — Bidirectional protection devices
  • GTO — Gate Turn-Off thyristor
  • ETO — Emitter Turn-Off Thyristor
  • IGCT — Integrated Gate Commutated Thyristor
    • DB-GTO — Distributed Buffer Gate Turn-Off thyristor
    • MA-GTO — Modified Anode Gate Turn-Off thyristor
  • LASCR — Light Activated SCR, or LTT — Light triggered thyristor
  • LASS — Light Activated Semiconducting Switch
  • MCT — MOSFET Controlled Thyristor — It contains two additional FET structures for on/off control.
  • BRT — Base Resistance Controlled Thyristor
  • RCT — Reverse Conducting Thyristor
  • PUT or PUJT — Programmable Unijunction Transistor — A thyristor with gate on n-type layer near to the anode used as a functional replacement for unijunction transistor
  • SCS — Silicon Controlled Switch or Thyristor Tetrode — A thyristor with both cathode and anode gates
  • SCR — Silicon Controlled Rectifier
  • SITh — Static Induction Thyristor, or FCTh — Field Controlled Thyristor — containing a gate structure that can shut down anode current flow.
  • TRIAC — Triode for Alternating Current — A bidirectional switching device containing two thyristor structures with common gate contact

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