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What is Voltage Regulator and How Does It Work?

Most of the Integrated IC’s require a constant voltage with which it could operate. Be it a simple Logic Gate or a complex microprocessor they have their own operating voltage.…

What is Optocoupler and How it works?

If you’ve ever taken apart any phone charger or a switching power supply, you’ll find some tiny black IC packages with an unusual number of pins, mostly four or six, both in SMD…

Boost Converter: Basics, Working, Design & Operation

We’ve all come across pesky situations where we need a slightly higher voltage than our power supplies can provide. We need 12 volts, but have only a 9 volt battery. Or maybe we…

Introduction to Diodes: Basics, Types, Characteristics, Applications & Packages

While the Resistors, Capacitors and Inductors form the basic elements of a circuit, it is the semi-conductor device that actually holds the magic within. Every electronic circuit…

Introduction to Resistors

There is a very high chance that the first electronic component you might have encountered is the humble resistor, pretty and bead-like with bands of colors. Resistors are the…

Introduction to Transformers

If you’ve been around electric appliances for any amount of time, you’d probably have heard of the transformer. Yes, they are those huge bulky things found in street corners,…

Introduction to Inductors

One Passive component that always remains obscure is the inductors. These are the coil like structures that you find in most power electronic circuits and it is because of its…

Introduction to Capacitors: Basic Concepts, Working, Types and Applications in Circuits

Capacitors – the word seems to suggest the idea of capacity, which according to the dictionary means ‘the ability to hold something’. That is exactly what a capacitor does – it…