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Common Circuits and System Components

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From the basics to ASICs, we’ve covered a lot of ground in Chapters 15. We started with foundational electronic physics and transistor structure, then focused on how semiconductors are designed, manufactured, and integrated into larger systems. Though our discussion has helped us build a holistic model of electronic systems, thus far it has largely treated semiconductors as a monolith devoid of differentiating features. In this chapter, we will break apart this monolith, exploring the numerous types of common circuits and system components that comprise the semiconductor family. Before we explore each of these major subcategories, we’ll explore the differences between digital and analog technology.

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Richard, C. (2023). Common Circuits and System Components. In: Understanding Semiconductors. Maker Innovations Series. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-8847-4_6

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