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Electronic Industry Educational Articles

Below you'll find some educational articles about electronic components, the electronics industry and how digital and analog electronics work today.

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What are electronic components?
A circuit assembly requires some basic components such as a voltage source and some wires. The voltage source for the lesson is a battery. Depending on the application, resistance for the circuit is adjusted appropriately. Resistance is measured in OHMS and determines how the current flows in a circuit. Building a circuit in this article involves a light-emitting (LED) and a solderless breadboard

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Types of electronic components
A resistor is one of the most important types of electronic components. All electronic circuits have some sort of resistor in them. Resistors can do four very important things: divide voltages, limit the current, bleed of a charge from a capacitor, dissipate power to test circuits. There is a standard labeling method for determining a resistor’s value which is included in this article.

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Occupational Differences in the Electronics Industry
Electronics technician, electrician, and electrical engineer may sound the same, but in fact they are very different jobs that require different training, knowledge and skill sets. Electricians install and maintain electrical systems, in homes for example. Electrical engineers test and design equipment like cell phones and radars. Technicians work with electrical engineers and are more ‘hands on.’ These differences are explained in the article.

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Digital electronics
The basics of digital electronics are related to what makes a computer tick. Understanding the building blocks and logic can be applied to very complex digital circuits. Binary arithmetic is important to understand digital electronics. It involves multiplication and other operations using the digits 0 and 1. The basic operations and logic are discussed in this article.

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Electronics transformer
Transformers are very important to electrical circuits. They can be used to obtain the right voltage for example. Devices like TVs, radios, and home computers all use these transformers to step down or step up voltage. Magnetic transformers differ from electronic transformers in benefits and limitations. Industrial applications involve magnetic transformers while electronic transformers can be used on smaller devices.

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Circuit electronics
The trend in printed integrated circuits is for smaller and smaller devices to be produced using them. Flatter devices that are more portable and convenient have many people excited about the possibilities. There are some limitations involving the inks and printers needed to achieve the resolution and quality required by some integrated circuits. Nevertheless, the breakthroughs in the technology have far reaching effects on how flexible or flat devices can be.