“If you’ve ever looked down on a city from a skyscraper window, you’ll have marveled at all the tiny little buildings beneath you and the streets linking them together in all sorts of intricate ways. Every building has a function and the streets, which allow people to travel from one part of a city to another or visit different buildings in turn, make all the buildings work together. The collection of buildings, the way they’re arranged, and the many connections between them is what makes a vibrant city so much more than the sum of its individual parts.
The circuits inside pieces of electronic equipment are a bit like cities too: they’re packed with components (similar to buildings) that do different jobs and the components are linked together by cables or printed metal connections (similar to streets). Unlike in a city, where virtually every building is unique and even two supposedly identical homes or office blocks may be subtly different, electronic circuits are built up from a small number of standard components. But, just like LEGO®, you can put these components together in an infinite number of different places so they do an infinite number of different jobs”.
When you building electronic circuits you will work with a number of basic electronic components, including resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits.
Electronic components are the basic building blocks of an electronic circuit or electronic system or electronic device. In fact they are very small. Hence, it is easy to carry them from one place to another place. They control the flow of electrons in an electronic system or electronic circuit. The cost of electronic components is also low. Electronic components consist of two or more terminals.
In this category you will see brief overview of the functions of each of these basic electronic components.
The electronic components are generally classified into two types:
– Passive components
– Active components
– Integrated circuit