Diodes and Transistors


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Diodes and Transistors
1010602Diodes and TransistorsMost of the semiconductors that a digital system employs are fabricated as part of integrated circuits. Yet there are numerous instances in which discrete semiconductors, most notably diodes and transistors, are required to complete a system. Diodes are found in power supplies, where they serve as rectifiers and voltage references. It is difficult these days not to find a light emitting diode, or LED, in one’s immediate vicinity, on some appliance or piece of electronic equipment. Discrete transistors are present in switching power supplies and in circuits wherein a digital…
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Mark Balch: Complete Digital Design: A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Electronics and Computer System Architecture. Diodes and Transistors, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export