The LM2596 series of regulators are monolithic
integrated circuits that provide all the active functions
for a step-down (buck) switching regulator, capable
of driving a 3-A load with excellent line and load
regulation. These devices are available in fixed output
voltages of 3.3 V, 5 V, 12 V, a..
Diodes are often used as straightforward rectifiers, as mixers in compounding the signals and as switches to open or close a circuit. Diodes in the mixers are utilized for detecting the signals and these diodes are typically referred as signal diodes. The simple and conventional application of signa..