INTEGRATED CIRCUITS


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INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
INTEGRATED CIRCUITSThe evolution of integrated circuits has initiated tremendous innovations in the conception, design, and manufacture of electronic equipment. The individual components such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors, which once were the building blocks of all electronic equipment, are being relegated to relatively minor peripheral functions. Circuit designs are being implemented without the benefit of capacitors and inductors, which are difficult to combine with active components on a practically sized silicon chip. Even the resistor is losing its battle against active devices, such as transistors, which can often serve the resistive function more compatibly and in much less space. Digital techniques are replacing analog functions in communications circuitry. The computer is replacing the time-honor…
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Terrell Croft; Frederic P. Hartwell; Wilford I. Summers: American Electricians' Handbook, Sixteenth Edition. INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export