This note covers the following topics: SCR, Triac, SIDAC, DIAC, Electrical
Characteristic Curves of Thyristors, General Terminology, Triac Gating Modes Of
Operation, Gating, Latching, and Holding of SCRs and Triacs, Phase Control Using
Thyristors, Permanent Magnet Motor Control, Mounting and Handling of
Semiconductor Devices, Surface Mount Soldering Recommendations, Thyristor and
Rectifier Testing Using Curve Tracers, Thyristors Used as AC Static Switches and
Relays, Explanation of Maximum Ratings and Characteristics for Thyristors.