Radar Jargon and Definitions
"A" "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "G", "H", "I", "J", "K", "L", "M",
"N", "O", "P", "Q", "R", "S", "T", "U", "V", "W", "X", "Y", "Z"

Zener Diode: A diode that exhibits in the avalanche-breakdown region a large change in reverse current over a very narrow range in reverse voltage. This characteristic permits a highly stable reference voltage to be maintained across the diode despite a wide range of current. Also refer to the page on Zener Diode Terms. [Manufacturers of Zener Diodes].

Schematic symbol of a Zener diode
Zener Diode Symbols

Zener Effect. A reverse breakdown effect in diodes in which breakdown occurs at reverse voltages below 5 volts. The presence of a high energy field at the junction of a semiconductor produces the breakdown.

Zulu Time. Synonym, Coordinated Universal Time. Formerly a synonym for Greenwich Mean Time [GMT]. Abbreviation; Z Time. Although GMT is still widely used.

Editor note; technical terms are added all the time, and in some cases disused terms are removed. Uncommon or seldom used obsolete terms are also removed from time to time.
Use the dictionary link to the right to navigate to other technical dictionaries relating to electrical engineering.

PC motherboard

Distributor rolodex Electronic Components Electronic Equipment EDA CDROM Software Engineering Standards, BOB card Cabled Computer Bus Electronic Engineering Design Table Conversion DB9-to-DB25.
DistributorsComponents Equipment Software Standards Buses Design Reference