Passive Devices

We’ve talked a lot here about PCBs.  But how important are they to electronics?  What other parts contribute to seamless way our electronic devices work and coordinate with each other?

PCB traces are metal wires connected between components.  The PCB material, on which the components and traces are placed, is made of insulator material), typically fiberglass with resin. This dielectric material can be of various kinds depending on the application of the circuit board.

Over the last few decades electronics technologies and product development have grown and rapidly have become more and more complex. Knowledge of electronic components is essential to build successful electronic products.

What other types of components go on a PCB?  One common type is passive devices .A passive device does not require energy to operate with the exception of an available alternate current circuit that its connected to.

Passive devices

This includes devices such as resistors, capacitors, inductors and crystals.

Next time, we’ll talk about active devices.

We know these parts are all critical to your build and lately we know they are harder and harder to find.  Reach out to us here at Spectrum Components and we can help you out.





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