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Difference between Thyristor and Transistor

Manish Kumar Saini
Updated on 01-Jun-2022 12:29:39

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Both thyristors and transistors are semiconductor devices widely used in various applications. Read through this article to find out how a thyristor differs from a transistor.What is a Thyristor?A thyristor is a four-layer three-terminal semiconductor device. A thyristor consists of three PN-junctions. The three terminals of the thyristor are: anode (A), cathode (C) and gate (G). The gate is the terminal of the thyristor which is used to provide control signal to the device. The circuit symbol of the thyristor is shown in Figure-1.A thyristor possesses high ratings of voltage and current and also has the ability to handle large ... Read More