I have come across various properties of a diode, phrased differently in different places (product sheet, everycircuit, etc.). For example:
The wavelength is the simplest and that is the color of light for the LED. What about the others though:
- Voltage: 2V –> Is this the same thing as the "Forward voltage"? Does this mean if the Voltage is under 2V then current will not flow through this component? Does this also mean, that the voltage drop across this component will be 2V?
- Current 20 mA –> Is this the same thing as "Forward current"? Is this the minimum amount of current required to flow through the LED to make it 'turn on' (and is that 'fully powered', or just slightly 'turned on'?)
- What does the junction capacitance mean?
- What does the ohmic resistance mean?
- What does the emissions coefficient mean?
- What does the saturation current mean?
- Finally, are there any additional 'properties' of a diode component that isn't mentioned here?