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Various components
Various components

An electronic component is a basic electronic element usually packaged in a discrete form with two or more connecting leads or metallic pads. Components are intended to be connected together, usually by soldering to a printed circuit board, to create an electronic circuit with a particular function (for example an amplifier, radio receiver, or oscillator). Components may be packaged singly (resistor, capacitor, transistor, diode etc.) or in more or less complex groups as integrated circuits (operational amplifier, resistor array, logic gate etc.) Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 615 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 615 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the engineering discipline. ... (De)soldering a contact from a wire. ... Part of a 1983 Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer board. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the British rock band of the same name, see Amplifier (band). ... In radio terminology, a receiver is an electronic circuit that receives a radio signal from an antenna and decodes the signal for use as sound, pictures, navigational-position information, etc. ... Cross coupled LC oscillator with output on top An electronic oscillator is an electronic circuit that produces a repetitive electronic signal, often a sine wave or a square wave. ... Resistor symbols (non-European) Resistor symbols (Europe, IEC) Axial-lead resistors on tape. ... See Capacitor (component) for a discussion of specific types. ... Assorted discrete transistors A transistor is a semiconductor device, commonly used as an amplifier or an electrically controlled switch. ... Closeup of the image below, showing the square shaped semiconductor crystal various semiconductor diodes, below a bridge rectifier Structure of a vacuum tube diode In electronics, a diode is a two-terminal component, almost always one that has electrical properties which vary depending on the direction of flow of charge... Integrated circuit of Atmel Diopsis 740 System on Chip showing memory blocks, logic and input/output pads around the periphery Microchips with a transparent window, showing the integrated circuit inside. ... Op-amp ICs (some single, some dual) in 8-pin dual in-line packages (DIPs) An operational amplifier, usually referred to as an op-amp for brevity, is a DC-coupled high-gain electronic voltage amplifier with differential inputs[1] and, usually, a single output. ... Resistor symbols (non-European) Resistor symbols (Europe, IEC) Axial-lead resistors on tape. ... A logic gate performs a logical operation on one or more logic inputs and produces a single logic output. ...


Very often electronic components are mechanically stabilized, improved in insulation properties and protected from environmental influence by being enclosed in synthetic resin There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Components may be Passive or Active: Passivity is a property of engineering systems, most commonly used in electronic engineering and control systems. ...

  • Passive components are those that do not have gain or directionality. [1] In the Electric industry they are called Electrical elements or electrical components
  • Active components are those that have gain or directionality, in contrast to passive components, which have neither. They include Semiconductors (Solid State Devices) and Thermionic Valves (Vacuum Tubes)

Contents

In electronics, gain is usually taken as the mean ratio of the signal output of a system to the signal input of the system. ... It has been suggested that Electrical component be merged into this article or section. ...

List of electronic components

Many electronic components are on the market today. Here is a list of some of them.


Wires and cables

Devices to conduct electrical current

This article refers to metallic wire. ... A cable is two or more wires or optical fibers bound together, typically in a common protective jacket or sheath. ... Coaxial cable is an electrical cable consisting of a round, insulated conducting wire, surrounded by an insulating spacer, surrounded by a cylindrical conducting sheath, usually surrounded by a final insulating layer. ... Left: 20-way grey ribbon cable with wire no. ...

Terminals and connectors

Devices to make electrical connection

Look up Terminal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An electrical connector is a conductive device for joining electrical circuits together. ... A socket generally designates a cavity or region used for fitting and connecting some specific device. ... Screw terminals, as individual connectors to a board at left, as a barrier strip with setscrews at top, and as a barrier strip with attached spade and loop lugs at bottom. ... Look up header in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Cords

Cables with connectors or terminals at their ends

A power cord or mains cable is a cable that temporarily connects an electrical appliance to an electrical power source. ... It is a cord designed to connect between 2 computers as a bridge. ... Typical passive oscilloscope probe being used for testing an integrated circuit. ...

Switches

Components that may be made to either conduct (closed) or not (open)

  • Switch - manually operated switch
  • Keypad - small array of pushbutton switches
  • Relay - Electrically operated switch. This is a mechanical component, unlike the Solid State Relay
  • Reed switch - Magnetically activated switch
  • Thermostat switch - Thermally activated switch
  • Circuit Breaker - Over-current activated switch
  • Limit Switch - Mechanically activated switch
  • Tilt switch
  • Centrifugal switch

Electrical switches. ... Look up Keyboard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A keyboard can refer to a: Alphanumeric keyboard, any keyboard that has both letter and numbers on it Typewriter keyboard Computer keyboard IBM PC keyboard Musical keyboard, a keyboard on a musical instrument Keyboard instrument, such as the piano Keyboard synthesizer, a... Automotive style miniature relay A relay is an electrical switch that opens and closes under the control of another electrical circuit. ... A solid state relay (SSR) is an electronic switch, which unlike an electromechanical relay, contains no moving parts. ... It has been suggested that Reed relay be merged into this article or section. ... A 2 pole miniature circuit breaker A circuit breaker is an automatically-operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or short circuit. ... A centrifugal switch is an electric switch that operates using the centrifugal force created from a rotating shaft, most commonly that of an electric motor or gasoline engine. ...

Resistors

Components that dissipate electrical energy as heat.

  1. See the Transducer section below for resistors used to sense environmental conditions (Thermistor, Photoresistor, RTD...)
  2. See the Protection section below for resistors used for current or voltage limiting (MOV, Inrush Limiters...)
  • Resistor - fixed value
  • Resistor network - array of resistors in one package
  • Trimmer - Small variable resistor
  • Potentiometer, Rheostat - Variable resistor
  • Heater - heating element
  • Resistance wire

Resistor symbols (non-European) Resistor symbols (Europe, IEC) Axial-lead resistors on tape. ... Trimmer potentiometers or trimpots. A trimmer is a miniature adjustable electrical component. ... It has been suggested that Determining emf of primary cells using potentiometer be merged into this article or section. ... Software being used to design HVAC systems HVAC (pronounced either H-V-A-C or, occasionally, H-VAK) is an initialism/acronym that stands for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. This is sometimes referred to as climate control. ...

Protection devices

Passive components that protect circuits from excessive currents of voltages Passivity is a property of engineering systems, most commonly used in electronic engineering and control systems. ...

  1. While these components technically belong to the Wire, Resistor and Vacuum classes, they are grouped here based on their use.
  2. Active components that perform a protection function are in the Semiconductor class, below.
  • Fuse - Over-current protection, one time use
  • Resettable fuse (PolySwitch, self-resetting fuse)- Over-current protection, resettable
  • Metal Oxide Varistor, Surge Absorber (MOV) - Over-voltage protection. These are passive components, unlike the TVS
  • Thermistor
  • Inrush current limiter - protection against initial Inrush current
  • Gas Discharge Tube - protection against high voltage surges
  • Circuit Breaker - Over-current activated switch
  • Spark gap
  • Filament lamp
  • GFCI or RCD

200 A Industrial fuse. ... A polymeric positive temperature coefficient device (PPTC) is a passive electronic component. ... A varistor is an electronic component with a significant non-ohmic current-voltage characteristic. ... A transient voltage suppression diode is a device used to protect sensitive electronics from voltage spikes induced on connected wires. ... An inrush current limiter is a Negative_temperature_coefficient (NTC) thermistor used to protect against initial Inrush current. ... Heres an example of inrush current transients during capacitor bank energization. ... A 2 pole miniature circuit breaker A circuit breaker is an automatically-operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or short circuit. ...

Capacitors

Components that store electrical charge in an electrical field

See Capacitor (component) for a discussion of specific types. ... A variable capacitor is a capacitor whose capacitance may be intentionally and repeatedly changed mechanically or electronically. ...

Magnetic (inductive) devices

Electrical components that use magnetism

An inductor is a passive electrical device employed in electrical circuits for its property of inductance. ... A saturable reactor was a special form of inductor where the magnetic core could be deliberately saturated by means of a dc current flowing in a control winding. ... For other uses, see Transformer (disambiguation). ... The magnetic amplifier is an electromagnetic device for amplifying electrical signals. ... A toroid is a doughnut-shaped object whose surface is a torus. ... A ferrite bead at the end of a USB cable A ferrite bead is a passive electric component used to suppress high frequency noise in electronic circuits. ... For other kinds of motors, see motor. ... For other uses, see Solenoid (disambiguation). ... Look up Speaker in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Networks

Components that use more than one type of passive component

resistor-capacitor circuit (RC circuit), or RC filter or RC network, is one of the simplest analogue electronic filters. ... A snubber is a simple electrical circuit used to suppress (snub) electrical transients. ... An LC circuit consists of an inductor, represented by the letter L, and a capacitor, represented by the letter C. When connected together, an electrical current can alternate between them at an angular frequency of where L is the inductance in henries, and C is the capacitance in farads. ...

Piezoelectric devices, crystals, resonators

Passive components that use piezoelectric effect Passivity is a property of engineering systems, most commonly used in electronic engineering and control systems. ... Piezoelectricity is the ability of certain crystals to produce a voltage when subjected to mechanical stress. ...

  • Components that use the effect to generate or filter high frequencies
    • Crystal - Is a quartz crystal used to generate precise frequencies (See the Modules class below for complete oscillators)
    • Ceramic resonator - Is a ceramic crystal used to generate semi-precise frequencies
    • Ceramic filter - Is a ceramic crystal used to filter a band of frequencies such as in radio receivers
    • Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters
  • Components that use the effect as mechanical Transducers.

A crystal oscillator is an electronic circuit that uses the mechanical resonance of a vibrating crystal of piezoelectric material to create an electrical signal with a very precise frequency. ... A ceramic resonator is an electronic component that produces an oscillation at a specific frequency. ... For the device which is a tuner (radio) and a amplifier and/or loudspeaker, see receiver (home stereo). ... Television signal splitter consisting of a hi-pass filter (left) and a low-pass filter (right). ... A transducer is a device, usually electrical or electronic, that converts one type of energy to another. ... The electronic (gold-plated) contacts of an EF mount lens. ... Piezoelectricity is the ability of certain crystals to produce a voltage when subjected to mechanical stress. ...

Power sources

Sources of electrical power

A battery is of one or more electrochemical cells, which store chemical energy and make it available in an electrical form. ... A wall wart style variable DC power supply with its cover removed. ...

Transducers, sensors, detectors

  1. Transducers generate physical effects when driven by an electrical signal, or vice-versa.
  2. Sensors (detectors) are transducers that react to environmental conditions by changing their electrical properties or generating an electrical signal.
  3. The Transducers listed here are single electronic components (as opposed to complete assemblies), and are passive (see Semiconductors and Tubes for active ones). Only the most common ones are listed here.
  • Audio (see also Piezoelectric devices)
    • microphone - Magnetic, electrostatic (capacitive), piezoelectric and others. Convert audio to electrical signal
    • loudspeaker - Magnetic or piezoelectric device to generate full audio
    • Buzzer - Magnetic or piezoelectric sounder to generate tones
  • Position, motion
  • Force, torque
    • Strain gauge - Piezoelectric or resistive - detects squeezing, stretching, twisting
    • Accelerometer - Piezoelectric - detects acceleration, gravity
  • Thermal
  • Magnetic field (see also Hall Effect in semiconductors)
  • Humidity
  • Electromagnetic, light

A transducer is a device, usually electrical or electronic, that converts one type of energy to another. ... Not to be confused with censure, censer, or censor. ... Passivity is a property of engineering systems, most commonly used in electronic engineering and control systems. ... Passivity is a property of engineering systems, most commonly used in electronic engineering and control systems. ... Microphones redirects here. ... For the Marty Friedman album, see Loudspeaker (album) An inexpensive low fidelity 3. ... A buzzer or beeper is a signaling device, usually electronic, typically used in automobiles, household appliances such as a microwave oven, or game shows. ... Cutaway view of an LVDT. Current is driven through the primary coil at A, causing an induction current to be generated through the secondary coils at B. The linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) is a type of electrical transformer used for measuring linear displacement. ... A rotary encoder, also called a shaft encoder, is an electro-mechanical device used to convert the angular position of a shaft or axle to an analog or digital code, making it a sort of transducer. ... Compass with inclinometer An inclinometer or clinometer is an instrument for measuring angles of slope (or tilt), elevation or inclination of an object with respect to gravity. ... Motion detection includes methods by which motion has be identified. ... Flow measurement is the quantification of bulk fluid or gas movement. ... Typical foil strain gauge. ... A depiction of an accelerometer designed at Sandia National Laboratories. ... In electronics, thermocouples are a widely used type of temperature sensor and can also be used as a means to convert thermal potential difference into electric potential difference. ... Battle between persian and greece forces took place at Thermoopile ... NTC thermistor, bead type, insulated wires Thermistor symbol A thermistor is a type of resistor used to measure temperature changes, relying on the change in its resistance with changing temperature. ... Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) referers to materials that when temperature is raised, the electrical resistance increases sharply. ... A negative temperature coefficient (NTC) occurs when the thermal conductivity of a material rises with increasing temperature, typically in a defined temperature range. ... Resistance thermometers, also called resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), are temperature sensors that exploit the predictable change in electrical resistance of some materials with changing temperature. ... Rendition of an imaging bolometer from Los Alamos National Laboratory A bolometer is a device for measuring incident electromagnetic radiation. ... A thermal cutoff is an electrical safety device that interrupts electrical current flow when heated to a specific temperature. ... A magnetometer is a scientific instrument used to measure the strength and/or direction of the magnetic field in the vicinity of the instrument. ... The interior of a Stevenson screen showing a motorized psychrometer Hygrometers are instruments used for measuring humidity. ... LDR The internal components of a photoelectric control for a typical American streetlight. ...

Solid State components, Semiconductors

Active components In electronics, solid state circuits are those that do not contain vacuum tubes. ... A semiconductor is a solid whose electrical conductivity is in between that of a conductor and that of an insulator, and can be controlled over a wide range, either permanently or dynamically. ... Passivity is a property of engineering systems, most commonly used in electronic engineering and control systems. ...


Diodes

Closeup of the image below, showing the square shaped semiconductor crystal various semiconductor diodes, below a bridge rectifier Structure of a vacuum tube diode In electronics, a diode is a two-terminal component, almost always one that has electrical properties which vary depending on the direction of flow of charge... Closeup of the image below, showing the square shaped semiconductor crystal various semiconductor diodes, below a bridge rectifier Structure of a vacuum tube diode In electronics, a diode is a two-terminal component, almost always one that has electrical properties which vary depending on the direction of flow of charge... AC, half-wave and full wave rectified signals A rectifier is an electrical device, comprising one or more semiconductive devices (such as diodes) or vacuum tubes arranged for converting alternating current to direct current. ... A diode bridge is an electronic circuit that provides the same polarity of output voltage and current for both possible polarities of input power. ... Schottky diode schematic symbol The Schottky diode (named after German physicist Walter H. Schottky; also known as hot carrier diode) is a semiconductor diode with a low forward voltage drop and a very fast switching action. ... Zener diode schematic symbol A Zener diode is a type of diode that permits current to flow in the forward direction like a normal diode, but also in the reverse direction if the voltage is larger (not equal to, but larger) than the rated breakdown voltage known as Zener knee... A transient voltage suppression diode is a device used to protect sensitive electronics from voltage spikes induced on connected wires. ... Varicap schematic symbol A varicap diode, varactor diode or tuning diode is a type of diode used in electronic circuits. ... “LED” redirects here. ... A packaged laser diode with penny for scale. ... Photodiode closeup A photodiode A photodiode is a semiconductor diode that functions as a photodetector. ... A solar cell, made from a monocrystalline silicon wafer A solar cell or photovoltaic cell is a device that converts light energy into electrical energy. ... Avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are photodetectors that can be regarded as the semiconductor analog to photomultipliers. ... DIAC For other uses, see DIAC (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Voltage source. ... The Peltier-Seebeck effect, or thermoelectric effect, is the direct conversion of heat differentials to electric voltage and vice versa. ...

Transistors

Assorted discrete transistors A transistor is a semiconductor device, commonly used as an amplifier or an electrically controlled switch. ... A bipolar junction transistor (BJT) is a type of transistor. ... A photodiode is an electronic component and a type of photodetector. ... Circuit diagram of Darlington configuration In electronics, the Darlington transistor is a semiconductor device which combines two bipolar transistors in tandem (often called a Darlington pair) in a single device so that the current amplified by the first is amplified further by the second transistor. ... Sziklai pair transistor configuration In electronics, the Sziklai pair is a configuration of two bipolar transistors, similar to a Darlington pair. ... Large power N-channel field effect transistor The field-effect transistor (FET) is a transistor that relies on an electric field to control the shape and hence the conductivity of a channel in a semiconductor material. ... It has been suggested that Uses of jfet be merged into this article or section. ... The metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET, MOS-FET, or MOS FET) is by far the most common field-effect transistor in both digital and analog circuits. ... MESFET stands for Metal-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor. ... HEMT stands for High Electron Mobility Transistor, and is also called heterostructure FET (HFET). ... Circuit symbol for a thyristor The thyristor is a solid-state semiconductor device with four layers of alternating N and P-type material. ... A Unijunction transistor (UJT) is an electronic semiconductor device. ... A Unijunction transistor (UJT) is an electronic semiconductor device. ... A Silicon Controlled Rectifier (or semiconductor controlled rectifier) is a 4-layer solid state device that controls current flow. ... The static induction thyristor (SI-thyristor, SITh) is a thyristor with a buried gate structure in which the gate electrodes are placed in n-base region. ... Triac Schematic Symbol A TRIAC, or TRIode for Alternating Current is an electronic component approximately equivalent to two silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs/thyristors) joined in inverse parallel (paralleled but with the polarity reversed) and with their gates connected together. ... A power IGBT The Insulated (or sometimes called Isolated) Gate Bipolar Transistor combines the simple gate drive characteristics of the MOSFET with the high current and low saturation voltage capability of bipolar transistors by combining an isolated gate FET for the control input, and a bipolar power transistor as a...

Integrated circuits

Integrated circuit of Atmel Diopsis 740 System on Chip showing memory blocks, logic and input/output pads around the periphery Microchips with a transparent window, showing the integrated circuit inside. ... For other uses, see Digital (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Analog electronics. ... The magnetic piston (1) in this pneumatic cylinder will cause the Hall effect sensors (2 and 3) mounted on its outer wall to activate when it is fully retracted or extended. ... A current sensor is a device that detect electrical current (AC or DC) in a wire, and generates a signal proportional to it. ...

Hybrid Circuits

An electronic circuit consisting of several different levels of components; printed circuits, semiconductors, resistors, capacitors etc. ... Optoelectronics is the study and application of electronic devices that interact with light, and thus is usually considered a sub-field of photonics. ... An opto-isolator integrated circuit. ... A solid state relay (SSR) is an electronic switch, which unlike an electromechanical relay, contains no moving parts. ... LED redirects here. ... A seven-segment display (abbreviation: 7-seg(ment) display), less commonly known as a seven-segment indicator, is a form of display device that is an alternative to the more complex dot-matrix displays. ... Segment layout, showing all 16 segments. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

Display technologies

Current:

  • Filament lamp (indicator lamp)
  • Vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) (preformed characters, 7 segment, starburst)
  • Cathode ray tube (CRT) (dot matrix scan (eg computer monitor), radial scan (eg radar), arbitrary scan (eg oscilloscope)) (monochrome & colour)
  • LCD (preformed characters, dot matrix) (passive, TFT) (monochrome, colour)
  • Neon (individual, 7 segment display)
  • LED (individual, 7 segment display, starburst display, dot matrix)
  • Flap indicator (numeric, preprinted messages)
  • Plasma (dot matrix)

Obsolete:

  • Filament lamp 7 segment display (aka 'minitron')
  • Nixie
  • Pixie
  • Trixie
  • Dekatron (aka glow transfer tube)
  • Magic eye indicator
  • Penetron (a 2 colour see-through CRT)

Thermionic Valve, Vacuum Tube

Active devices that operate in vacuum In electronics, a vacuum tube (American English) or (thermionic) valve (British English) is a device generally used to amplify a signal. ...

  • Diode
  • Triode
  • Tetrode
  • Pentode
  • Hexode
  • Pentagrid
  • Octode
  • Barretter
  • Nuvistor

Microwave

Optical Reflex klystron Type 2K25 or 723 A/B. The threaded adjustment rod on the right side allows the position of the reflector to be adjusted (by compressing the reflex cavity), and thus the natural resonant frequency of the device. ... A cavity magnetron is a high-powered vacuum tube that generates coherent microwaves. ...

Cathode ray tube employing electromagnetic focus and deflection Cutaway rendering of a color CRT: 1. ... Photomultipliers, or photomultiplier tubes (PMT) are extremely sensitive detectors of light in the ultraviolet, visible and near infrared. ...

Discharge devices

  • Gas discharge tube

Obsolete:

A mercury arc valve is a type of electrical rectifier which converts alternating current into direct current. ... The ten digits of a Z560M Nixie tube. ...

Assemblies, modules

Multiple electronic components assembled in a device that is in itself used as a component

Oscillation is the periodic variation, typically in time, of some measure as seen, for example, in a swinging pendulum. ... LCD redirects here. ... Television signal splitter consisting of a hi-pass filter (left) and a low-pass filter (right). ... A yagi antenna Most simply, an antenna is an electronic component designed to send or receive radio waves. ... A simple half-wave dipole antenna that a shortwave listener might build. ... Biconical antenna A biconical antenna consists of an arrangement of two conical conductors, which is driven by potential, charge, or a alternating magnetic field (and the associated alternating electric current) at the vertex. ... A Yagi-Uda antenna. ... For the ultrasonic and medical imaging application, see phased array ultrasonics. ... Magnetic loop antennas (also known as Small Transmitting/Receiving Loops) have a small antenna size compared to other antennas for the same wavelength. ... A parabolic reflector (also known as a parabolic dish or a parabolic mirror) is a reflective device formed in the shape of a paraboloid of revolution. ... In satellite dish and antenna design parlance, a feedhorn (or feed horn) is a horn antenna used to convey radio waves between the transceiver (transmitter and/or receiver) and the reflector. ... Look up waveguide in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Prototyping aids

Manual wire wrapping/stripping tool and wire in various colours. ... A breadboard with a completed circuit A breadboard is a reusable solderless device used to build a (generally temporary) prototype of an electronic circuit and for experimenting with circuit designs. ...

Mechanical accessories

For other uses, see Enclosure (disambiguation). ... This article is about the substance or device. ... Fan may refer to the following: Fan (aficionado) (the bracketed word being the Spanish translation), someone who has an intense liking of a sporting. ...

Other

Obsolete: Part of a 1983 Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer board. ... For devices such as table lamps and reading lamps, see Light fixture. ...

  • Carbon amplifier
  • Carbon arc (negative resistance device)
  • Dynamo (historic rf generator)

Standard abbreviations

Component name abbreviations widely used in industry:

  • AE: aerial, antenna
  • B: battery
  • BR: bridge rectifier
  • C: capacitor
  • CRT
  • D: diode
  • F: fuse
  • GDT: gas discharge tube
  • IC: intengrated circuit
  • J: wire link
  • L: inductor
  • LCD
  • LDR: light dependant resistor
  • LED: light emitting diode
  • LS: speaker
  • M: motor
  • MCB: circuit breaker
  • Mic: microphone
  • Ne: neon lamp
  • PCB: printed circuit board
  • PU: pickup
  • Q: transistor
  • R: resistor
  • RLA: relay
  • SCR: silicon controlled rectifier
  • SW: switch
  • TH: thermistor
  • Tr: transistor
  • U: integrated circuit
  • V: valve (tube)
  • VC: variable capacitor
  • VFD: vacuum fluorescent display
  • VR: variable resistor
  • X: crystal, ceramic resonator
  • Z: zener diode

See also

Electronics Portal

Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_ksim. ... The process of circuit design can cover systems ranging from national power grids all the way down to the individual transistors within an integrated circuit. ... The circuit diagram for a 4 bit TTL counter, a type of state machine A circuit diagram (also known as an electrical diagram, elementary diagram, or electronic schematic) is a simplified conventional pictorial representation of an electrical circuit. ... It has been suggested that Electrical component be merged into this article or section. ... A datasheet is a document summarizing the performance and other characteristics of a component (e. ...

References

  • Allied's list of classes of components
  • Newark's list of classes of components
  • PartNumber.com, a utility to assign part numbers to electronic components.
  • Digikey's list of all classes of components
  • Otxi's extensive list of various electronic components
  1. ^ Young EC, The Penguin Dictionary of Electronics, Penguin Books, 1988

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