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JEDEC Coding System Table

Author: Benjamin Luck – Synworks Development Group

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JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, formerly known as Joint Electron Device Engineering
Council(s) (JEDEC), is the semiconductor engineering standardisation body of the Electronic
Industries Alliance (EIA), a trade association that represents all areas of the electronics industry in
the United States.
Digit 1 Letter 2 Subsequent digits

Digit 1 = Diode

Digit 2 = Bipolar transistor N Serial number of device

3 = Field-effect transistor (FET)

1N4004 would be a diode and a 2N3053 would be a NPN Transistor .

Pro-Electron Coding System Table

Pro Electron is the European type designation and registration system for active components (such
as semiconductors, liquid crystal displays, sensor devices, electronic tubes and cathode ray tubes).
First Letter Second Letter Subsequent
Specifies semiconductor material Specifies type of device Characters

A Germanium (or any semiconductor with A Diode - low power or signal The characters
junctions in a material with a band gap of 0.6 following the
to 1.0eV) first twoletters
B Diode - variable capacitance form the serial
number of the
B Silicon (or band gap of 1.0 to 1.3eV) device. Those
C Transistor - audio frequency, intended for
low power domestic use
C Semiconductors like gallium arsenide with a have three
band gap of 1.3eV or more numbers, but
D Transistor - audio frequency, those intended
power for commercial
D Semiconductors with a band gap less than or industrial use
0.6eV have letter
followed by two
E Tunnel diode numbers, i.e.
E Tubes with a 6.3V heater A10 - Z99.

F Transistor - high frequency,

P Tubes for a 300mA series heater supply low power

R Devices without junctions, e.g. photo- G Miscellaneous devices

conductive cells

H Diode - sensitive to
S Solitary digital integrated circuits magnetism

T Linear integrated circuits L Transistor - high frequency,


U Tubes for a 100mA series heater supply OR

mixed digital/analogue integrated circuits N Photocoupler

P Light detector

Q Light emitter

R Switching device, low power,

e.g. thyristor, diac, unijunction

S Transistor - switching low


T Switching device, low power,

e.g. thyristor, triac

U Transistor - switching, power

W Surface acoustic wave device

X Diode multiplier

Y Diode rectifying
Z Diode - voltage reference