While conductors exhibit low resistance and insulators feature high resistance, semiconductor materials are those that feature electrical conductivity values between the two. Semiconductors are produced from a number of compounds, common ones being gallium arsenide. They may also be produced with pure elements as well, such as germanium and silicon. With such materials, semiconductor devices may be produced and used for applications such as electronic circuit module fabrication, solar cells, laser diodes, and much more. As semiconductor devices and associated hardware serve as cornerstones of modern electronic manufacturing, having a general understanding of their functionality and types can be very beneficial.


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Power supply units (PSUs) are electrical devices that are capable of providing voltage for a load, and they are regularly found in computer systems, electric vehicles, aircraft, and more. While many electrical systems could simply receive power directly from an outlet or energy source, the power supply ensures that current is translated to the correct voltage, current, and frequency that is needed for the particular load. As such, they are crucial for the proper operation of many electronics and electrical systems.


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Generators are devices that are paramount to the operation of many aircraft, ensuring that the electrical system is provided with sufficient power for every electronic device onboard. Generators are also used for the charging of the aircraft battery, thus guaranteeing power during the startup phase of the aircraft as well as in emergency situations such as a generator failure. With the important role that generators serve for the proper functionality of the aircraft electrical system, it is crucial that aircraft owners understand how they operate.


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Since the invention of electricity, electronics and electrical appliances have become greatly intertwined with our day to day lives. To allow for our phones, computers, lights, and other electronics to function, we have implemented complex electrical grids that allow us to access electricity with ease in many areas. As electricity is a volatile force that can damage components and harm individuals if left unchecked, protective elements are often put in place as a failsafe or safety feature for circuits. With an electronic device known as a circuit breaker, electrical networks and their attached devices can be protected from overloads and short circuits.


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As fiber optics continue to develop and improve, such technology is quickly establishing itself to be a beneficial replacement for conventional copper wiring that is presently used for a number of applications. Fiber optic switches are devices for communication control, most often utilized within optical fiber networking. In general, fiber optic technology may be used for telecommunications, television, internet, medical, defense, commercial, industrial, and other applications. In this blog, we will discuss what fiber optic switches in particular are, as well as how they function to provide for signal transferring.


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A resistor is an electrical resistant component that is placed within an electrical system in order to impede current flow, alter signal levels, divide voltages, terminate transmission lines, and more. Resistors are a versatile and important component as they can protect sensitive components from an overload of current, as well as provide for functionality by limiting current to an optimal amount for an application. There are many resistor types as well, and a few common examples include carbon composition, Wire Wound Resistor, and variable resistors.


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The term electronic component is often used synonymously with “electric parts,” and while it can certainly be classified as such, the term does not encompass all electronic parts. Electronic Components actually refers to a basic element in electronics that has terminals that allow for it to connect to other components and develop different functional mechanisms.


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AVX Corporation is a worldwide electronics components business with warehouses and manufactures in 40 countries around the globe. AVX is known for creating well researched, impeccably tested and top of the line electronic parts. Their newest product line is an Accu-L inductor that is specifically built to supplement automobiles, by synching up the power applications to make the car run in the most effective manner.


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