Thyristors, also known as silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR), are semiconductor devices that can act as electronic switches to control circuits with high voltage and current levels. Though thyristors are relatively uncommon components, they are highly useful in controlling power circuits. As such, they are ideal for many power control applications, especially in those where current and voltage levels are elevated. Despite this, thyristors can also be useful in low power applications such as light control, power supply protection, and others. Thyristors are simple parts and relatively inexpensive, making them a helpful solution for many circuits.


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Resistors are an electrical component that may be implemented within an electrical system in order to divide voltages, alter signal levels, or generally impede current flow. As a passive component, resistors are highly utilized across many electrical networks and electronic circuits, protecting many of the devices and systems that we rely on. Precision resistors are a specific type of resistor component that utilizes advancements in thin film materials and deposition technology, allowing resistors to be produced for much cheaper and allowing them to be used in a wide variety of applications.


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There are certain criteria that you should have in mind when selecting a microcontroller but before we divulge into that criteria, it’s important to understand what exactly a microcontroller's responsibility is. Microcontroller units also known as MCUs are small sized and inexpensive electronic gadgets that have played a significant role in the medical field, aerospace, technology and many more. Ultimately they serve to advance a wide range of features in other equipment, gadgets, and machinery. For a more detailed look on how microcontroller units can and have helped improve technology, read the article below.


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As electronics continue to become more advanced, both decreasing in size and phasing out obsolete and unneeded parts for design, the connector remains an indispensable part of system design. For electronic circuits to function, they require connection to various power sources, inputs, outputs, and other external components. Connectors provide for this attachment, coming in a variety of sizes, types, and shapes in order to connect electrical conductors and produce electrical circuits. One connector type in particular, the terminal block, is one that may be found in virtually all sectors, including wiring, rack systems, and other I/O applications.


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In computing, a jumper is a pair of prongs used as electrical contact points installed within a computer motherboard or an adapter card. Jumpers are used to open, close, or bypass part of an electrical circuit, and are commonly employed as an alternative to a DIP switch. This blog will explain jumpers, their characteristics, and uses.


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Electrical resistors are a common electrical component that provide a circuit with electrical resistance. This may be in place to reduce current flow, divide voltages, adjust signal levels, terminate transmission lines, and cater to other operations. Resistors are basic components of electronic circuits, and they may be found in a multitude of electronic devices and networks. Varistors are a special type of resistor, allowing for varying resistance to serve as protective devices against excessive transient voltages. Varistors play important roles in a variety of applications to protect equipment and lines, and they have been prevalent in electronics since the early 1900’s. In this blog, we will provide a short overview on the functionality of varistors, as well as the applications that they benefit.


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Memory cards are a type of non-volatile data storage device that often utilize flash memory to store data. There are multiple types of memory cards, though one of the most common is the Secure Digital (SD) card. SD cards are designed for the use of storing data for portable devices, and their standards were set forth by the joint efforts of SanDisk, Panasonic, and Toshiba after their initial release in 1999. The standard that was established quickly was adopted by many other electronic manufacturers in the industry, and SD cards became commonplace for digital cameras, mobile phones, personal computers, and beyond.


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When using technology that relies on the use of radio frequencies, such as AM and FM radio, it is important that they are able to function without interruption or interference. Two major inhibitors of electronics using radio frequency are electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI). These two types of disturbances are problematic as they can detract from the efficiency of a circuit, or even stop it altogether. These interferences are caused by many natural phenomena and man-made sources including cell networks, solar flares, ignition systems, and more. Because of EMIs and RFIs causing errors and loss of data, it is important to have a way of combating their effect on electronic devices.


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When buying RAM for the first time, whether to upgrade or build a new computer, choosing the right configuration can be a daunting task. There are a variety of terms for different performance specifications, and often the most expensive, top of the line models are well beyond what may be needed to improve your computer’s performance. RAM, or Random Access Memory, is hardware that holds the temporary data that your computer is using at a given moment, including programs and the OS. In this blog, we will discuss some of the basics of RAM, as well as how to choose the correct configuration for your system.


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With the ever evolving technology of computers, there are often debates on whether it is better to have a HDD or SSD for mass storage. For those unfamiliar with these devices, it may seem confusing of which one is more useful. While they have similar functions, the way that they store data is quite different. Comparing which one is the better choice also becomes difficult as it depends on the functionality desired. In this blog, we will give a short overview of the similarities and differences between these two drives.


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