DISCRETE SOLID-STATE COMPONENTS


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DISCRETE SOLID-STATE COMPONENTS
DISCRETE SOLID-STATE COMPONENTSIntegrated circuits have penetrated all digital electronic equipment. They are still limited, however, in the amount of power they can produce, and their uses in linear applications have not yet been fully exploited. Discrete solid-state components therefore are still very much in evidence, and there is no indication that their use rate will diminish significantly in the immediate future.Among the most prevalent discrete components are transistors themselves (both signal transistors and power transistors), as well as zener diodes and rectifiers, thyristors, and a growing family of transducers such as light-, temperature-, and pressure-activated devices. Most of the nontransistor components had counterparts in the electron-tube era, but they are subject to the …
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Terrell Croft; Frederic P. Hartwell; Wilford I. Summers: American Electricians' Handbook, Sixteenth Edition. DISCRETE SOLID-STATE COMPONENTS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export