Electronic Parts

  • Mil Spec Components
    Mil-spec parts are electronic components that were designed for use in military applications. Mil-spec components, while originally designed for use in military products, are quite versatile and can b....
  • Electronic Diodes
    Diodes are solid state devices. That is, they are made of only one switch and have no moving parts. Electronic diodes are like one-way street signs. They allow electrical current to flow in one dir....
  • Digital To Analog Converters
    Digital to analog converters are becoming a bit of a dinosaur in modern society. If, for example, you want to edit videotape on your computer, you have to convert the information into something the co....
  • PCB Capabilities
    Newcomers to the world of electronics may feel unsure about the various roles that individual electronics components play in an overall system. Much like in the game of chess, there are many individu....
  • Printed Circuit Boards
    Printed circuit boards provide a means for current to flow within an electronic device. Imprinted onto the board are tiny conductive pathways, composed most frequently of copper. The current emanate....
  • Obsolete Computer Parts
    There is no other industry that can match the pace of change and evolution of the computer industry. Advances in manufacturing processes and the use of cheap and abundant labor in other countries resu....
  • Active Electronic Components
    To understand active electronic components, it's important to note the two basic types of components that go into the functioning of any circuit or device. These can be broken down into passive electr....
  • Capacitors
    Capacitors have two primary functions in electronics. First, they are used to store electrical energy. Second, they are filters of electrical current. Capacitors allow AC (alternating current) to pass....
  • Obsolete Diodes
    Obsolete diodes are difficult to find, as are some military spec electronics. Science moves so quickly through this technological age, it is difficult to keep up. It is quite common for even complex....
  • Power Converters
    Power converters are so common to our appliances that we hardly give them any thought. When my cell phone battery runs down, I plug the adapter into the lighter in the car. I can still talk and driv....