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An electronic circuit is an electrical circuit that also contains active electronic devices such as transistors or vacuum tubes. An electrical network or electrical circuit is an interconnection of analog electrical elements such as resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, switches and transistors. ... In electronics, an active component is one that has gain or depends on the direction of the current. ... Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as, semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures, and vacuum tubes. ... For other uses, see Transistor (disambiguation). ... Structure of a vacuum tube diode Structure of a vacuum tube triode In electronics, a vacuum tube, electron tube, or (outside North America) thermionic valve or just valve, is a device used to amplify, switch or modify a signal by controlling the movement of electrons in an evacuated space. ...


electrical circuits can only opperate if the circuit is complete. if there is a break in the circuit the electricity can not get all the way arround.


Electronic circuits can display highly complex behaviors, even though they are governed by the same laws as simple electrical circuits. An electrical network or electrical circuit is an interconnection of analog electrical elements such as resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, switches and transistors. ...


Electronic circuits can usually be categorized as analog, digital, or mixed-signal (a combination of analog and digital) electronic circuits.


Analog circuits

Analog electronic circuits are those in which electric signals vary continuously to correspond to the information being represented. Electronic equipment like voltage amplifiers, power amplifiers, tuning circuits, radios, and televisions are largely analog (with the exception of their control sections, which may be digital, especially in modern units). Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... An amplifier is a device which changes a small movement into a larger movement. ...


The basic units of analog circuits are passive (resistors, capacitors, inductors) and active (independent power sources and dependent power sources). Components such as transistors may be represented by a model containing passive components and dependent sources. Another classification is to take impedance and independent sources and opamp as basic electronic components; this allows us to model frequency dependent negative resistors, gyrators, negative impedance converters, and dependent sources as secondary electronic components. An ideal resistor is a component with an electrical resistance that remains constant regardless of the applied voltage or current flowing through the device. ... Various types of capacitors A capacitor is a device that stores energy in the electric field created between a pair of conductors on which equal but opposite electric charges have been placed. ... An inductor is a passive electrical device that stores energy in a magnetic field, typically by combining the effects of many loops of electric current. ... For other uses, see Transistor (disambiguation). ... A VI curve with a negative differential resistance region Negative resistance or negative differential resistance (NDR) is a property of electrical circuit elements composed of certain materials in which, over certain voltage ranges, current is a decreasing function of voltage. ... The gyrator is an electric circuit which inverts an impedance. ... The negative impedance converter (NIC) is a configuration of an operational amplifier with the aim of creating a negative load. ...


Digital circuits

In digital electronic circuits, electric signals take on discrete values to represent logical and numeric values that represent the information to be processed. Transistors are used primarily as switches to make logic gates. Examples of electronic equipment which use digital circuits include digital wristwatches, calculators and PDAs, and microprocessors. This Article does not cite any references or sources. ... A logic gate performs a logical operation on one or more logic inputs and produces a single logic output. ...


Mixed-signal circuits

Mixed-signal or hybrid circuits contain elements of both analog and digital circuits. Examples include comparators, timers, PLLs, ADCs (analog-to-digital converters), and DACs (digital-to-analog converters). In electronics, a comparator is a device which compares two voltages or currents and switches its output to indicate which is larger. ... A multivibrator is an electronic circuit used to implement a variety of simple two-state systems such as oscillators, timers and flip-flops. ... Many electronic systems use internal clocks which are required to be phase-aligned to and/or frequency multiples of some external reference clock. ... 4-channel stereo multiplexed analog-to-digital converter WM8775SEDS made by Wolfson Microelectronics placed on X-Fi Fatal1ty Pro sound card An analog-to-digital converter (abbreviated ADC, A/D or A to D) is an electronic integrated circuit (i/c) that converts continuous signals to discrete digital numbers. ... In electronics, a digital-to-analog converter (DAC or D-to-A) is a device for converting a digital (usually binary) code to an analog signal (current, voltage or electric charge). ...


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Electronic circuit - definition of Electronic circuit in Encyclopedia (678 words)
An electrical network or electrical circuit is an interconnection of analog electrical elements such as resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, switches and transistors.
It can be as small as an integrated circuit on a silicon chip, or as large as an electricity distribution network.
Linear circuits can be analysed to a certain extent by hand because complex number theory gives engineers the ability to treat all linear elements using a single mathematical representation.
Circuit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (126 words)
An electric circuit interconnects electrical elements or electronic elements together usually to perform some useful function.
A sport circuit is a closed, often oval or circular, racing track used for motor sports, track cycling, running, skating etc.
At an airfield, the circuit is an agreed pattern for managing local air traffic.
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