The Most Common Components (PART1)
Today EPCB tries to give a brief introduction to how common electronic components work. They are resistor, resistor, diode, transistor and integrated circuit.
Resistor: A resistor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that implements electrical resistance as a circuit element. Resistors may be used to reduce current flow, and, at the same time, may act to lower voltage levels within circuits. Resistors are ubiquitous in electronic equipment, and maybe it is the most common one among all electronic components.
Capacitor: A capacitor is a passive two-terminal electrical component used to store electrical energy temporarily in an electric field, and ideal capacitor does not dissipate energy.
Diode: A diode is a component that only conducts electricity in one direction. Today, most diodes are made of silicon
Transistor: A transistor is similar to a relay in the sense that you can use it to turn on and off a current. It is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. It is a fundamental component in both modern electronic devices and modern electronic systems.
Integrated Circuit (IC): An integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC) is a circuit made up of several tiny components and placed in a small package. It could be anything from a microcontroller to a radar system.