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Silicon PIN Diodes, Packaged and Bondable Chips

Skyworks APD series of silicon PIN diodes are designed for use as switch and attenuator devices in high-performance RF and microwave circuits. The PIN diode designs are useful over a wide range of frequencies from below 100 MHz to beyond 30 GHz. These devices use Skyworks well-established silicon technology resulting in PIN diodes with tightly controlled I-region characteristics.

The low capacitance and low resistance of the APD0505 through APD1520 diodes are ideal for switch applications that require insertion loss and fast switching speed. For switch or attenuator applications requiring high power and low distortion, the thick Iregion and high reverse breakdown voltage of the APD2220 is ideal.


  • Established Skyworks PIN diode process
  • Low capacitance designs to 0.05 pF
  • Voltage ratings to 200 V
  • Chip size < 15 mils square
  • Tight control of I layer base width
  • Mesa and planar chip designs
Data Sheets APD Series: Silicon PIN Diodes, Packaged and Bondable (Chip) APD_Series_200075S.pdf (455 KB)
Application Notes Waffle Pack Chip Carrier Handling/Opening Procedure 200146A.pdf (94 KB)
Application Notes Quality/Reliability 200149C.pdf (300 KB)
Application Notes ESD Compliance Testing and Recommended Protection Circuits for GaAs Devices 200818B.pdf (114 KB)
Application Notes PIN Diode Basics 200823A.pdf (173 KB)
Application Notes Diode Chips, Beam-Lead Diodes, Capacitors: Bonding Methods and Packaging Bond_Methods_and_Pkg_App_Note_200532B.pdf (358 KB)
Application Notes Design With PIN Diodes Design_With_PIN_Diodes_200312D.pdf (683 KB)
Designer Info APD0505-000: S-Parameters APD0505_000_S_Parameters.zip (795 KB)
ProductName : APD0505-000
VB IR = 10 µA (V) : 50
Nominal I-region (µm) : 5
Typ. CJ @ 0 V
(pF) :
Max. CJ @ 50 V (pF) : 0.05
Max. RS @ 10 mA (Ω) : 2.0
Max. TL @ 10 mA (ns) : 20
Max Thermal Resistance (C/W) : 100
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