Resistors are commonly used electronic components that are available in various sizes, ranging from small surface mount chip resistors to large, wire-wound power versions, and such products are found in nearly every circuit board and electronic device you use. A resistor is a two-terminal electrical component, and its primary purpose is to introduce resistance in an electrical circuit, reducing current flow. However, resistors are also applicable for other purposes such as adjusting signal levels, dividing voltages, biasing active elements, and terminating transmission lines. The range of resistors used is expanding with new applications; new series combinations and parallel networks are being created to establish complex circuits that work as droppers, dividers, or limiters for voltage levels in a circuit.


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MOSFET is an acronym for “metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor,” which is an important element in embedded system design that is utilized to control the loads as per a user’s requirements. Many electronic projects such as light intensity control, motor control, and max generator applications take advantage of the MOSFET. Additionally, the MOSFET provides key features for circuit designers in terms of overall performance.


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Voltage regulation is a necessary element of any electronic system. Without this technology, electronic circuits and their associated components would be prone to damage and failure, while also risking operator safety due to an increased fire hazard. Voltage regulation is achieved through the implementation of several components, those of which may vary in design between applications. In this blog, we will discuss how voltage regulators work and the most common types available on the market.


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Resistors are used extensively in electronic circuits to help modulate electrical activity for various reasons. Depending on their design and material composition, resistors may be used to selectively reduce current flow, divide voltages, terminate transmission lines, and more. One of the most common types of resistors found in applications demanding a high amount of resistance is the carbon-film resistor. In this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know about this important component, including its function and varying applications.


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The carbon composition resistor is one of the most basic resistor types that one may procure, having first been designed and developed during the early 1960s. Containing a solid cylindrical resistive element and lead wires attached to metal end caps or embedded wire leads, the carbon composition resistor is non-inductive for the benefit of surge protection and voltage pulse reduction applications. While carbon composition resistors have since been superseded by other resistors for numerous applications, they still find use in power supplies, welding controls, vintage electronic devices, and other settings. In this blog, we will discuss the carbon composition resistor in more detail, allowing you to have a better understanding of their design and functionality.


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When one thinks of a screw, the image likely brought up is that of a common steel fastener often seen in general applications. However, there are many different materials employed in screw designs, each used for specific applications. One of the most peculiar materials used in screw technology is nylon, the same material found in clothing and other fabrics. In this blog, we will be discussing the properties that make nylon screws special, as well as some of their practical applications.


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Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are integral components of almost all electrical, electronic, and electromechanical devices and gadgets. PCBs consist of multilayer laminated structures used to support and connect electronic components through the use of conductive pathways, tracks, or signals. Circuit boards that are specially designed for aerospace and aviation applications are made to withstand extreme environmental conditions, radiation, chemicals, contaminants, and more. With this in mind, this blog will cover the design and construction of circuit boards made for such applications.


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Resistors are components that are commonplace within countless electronic devices, allowing for current and voltage to be managed in various ways. Metal film resistors in particular are film resistors that take advantage of special metals or alloys and a resistor film layer that is formed through vacuum evaporation or sputtering. Coming in a few primary subtypes, metal film resistors are often installed within household appliances, instruments, and communication devices. With high precision, stable performance, light construction, and simplistic structures, metal film resistors serve an important role in electronics, military, and aerospace industries.


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Isolators and circuit breakers are two common electronic equipment pieces found in various applications and industries, managing various aspects of current and electrical flow for the means of safety. While having a somewhat similar general role in providing safety, the specific operations and use of both equipment types differ from one another. As both can prevent hazardous electrical conditions and are highly beneficial for many systems, it can be quite advantageous to be familiar with each.


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Photodiodes and phototransistors are often compared to one another, both being capable of transforming light energy into an electrical current. While providing similar methods of operation, both components differ from each other in their current gain and internal components. In order to better understand the distinct roles that the photodiode and phototransistor serve, one must first familiarize themself with the internal makeup and processes of each.


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