A four-layered semiconductor rectifier in which the flow of current between two electrodes is triggered by a signal at a third electrode.
- The thyristor is the device that's used in all wall dimmer switches.
- The company offers a broad range of thyristor products that are used in a variety of applications.
- There is a need for two conditions to be present simultaneously to turn on the thyristor.
1950s: blend of thyratron, denoting a kind of thermionic tube (from Greek thura 'gate') and transistor.
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of thyristor in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.