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What is a transistor?
An active semiconductor device with three or more terminals. A device used to amplify voltage, current or function as an ON/OFF switch. Transistor is the fundamental building block of computer circuitry.
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2004-12-20 Zetex transistors tailored for DC motor controls
Zetex unveiled two bipolar transistors that deliver efficient, high current operation, and meet all the performance requirements of DC motor controls.
2003-12-16 Xerox prints transistors for use in LCDs
Printed organic electronics, which uses an ink jet printer to implant semiconductive polymers on a flexible substrate, process could lower the cost of LCD panels.
2014-07-02 X-REL augments high-temperature MOSFET transistors line
X-REL rolls out mid-power P-channel and two small-signal P- and N-channel transistors intended for high-reliability and extreme temperature applications.
2001-04-03 Wideband 300W push-pull FM amplifier using BLV25 transistors
This application note describes a 300W push-pull amplifier design using two BLV25 transistors suitable for transmitters and transposers for the FM broadcast band.
2002-12-13 Vishay rolls RF transistors in smaller packages
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is offering its RF transistors in a new 3-pin SOT490 package that occupies a footprint of 1.6-by-0.85mm.
2002-07-19 Vishay RF transistors suit 3GHz, 12GHz apps
The TSDF2005W and TSDF2020W bipolar RF transistors from Vishay Intertechnology feature a 25GHz transition frequency.
1999-06-29 Using Bipolar Transistors for Power Management in Low Voltage Systems
This paper presents general overview of new bipolar transistor technologies with respect to selection criteria against competing MOSFET solutions for low-voltage applications.
2010-09-23 UCLA uses nanowires as self-aligning gates on graphene transistors
UCLA researchers how that using nanowires as self-aligning gates overcomes the difficulties of fabricating graphene transistors.
2013-01-18 TriQuint outs 35W, 32V GaN RF power transistors
The T1G4003532-FL and T1G4003532-FS are 37W discrete GaN on SiC HEMTs that operate from DC to 3.5GHz, geared to optimise power and efficiency, and to lower overall system cost.
2008-06-24 Transistors remit high peak power for wireless net
Infineon Technologies AG recently launched a new family of RF power transistors specifically targeted at wireless infrastructure applications in the 700MHz frequency band.
2005-10-12 Transistors reduce PCB size
Achieving the same current handling capability as larger SOT223 equivalents, the new series of SOT23-packaged bipolar transistors from Zetex Semiconductors promises to significantly reduce PCB size
2006-05-15 Transistors maximize power handling in low voltage apps
Zetex Semiconductors introduced a new range of low voltage bipolar transistors that are said to extend the power handling capability of the SOT23 package.
2014-03-13 Transistors claim to reduce PCB space by half
ROHM Semiconductor's VML0604 measures just 0.6 x 0.4 x 0.36mm and is suitable for smartphones and other devices requiring smaller, thinner form factors.
2010-03-24 Transistors boast low VCEsat, high-switching speed
NXP Semiconductors has launched its 4th generation low VCEsat Breakthrough In Small-Signal (BISS) transistors in ultralow VCEsat and high-speed switching branches.
2007-07-05 Transistors address power efficiency in portable apps
ON Semiconductor has expanded its low Vce(sat) bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) portfolio to include PNP and NPN devices that incorporate advanced silicon technology.
2002-11-15 Toshiba bipolar transistors exhibit low saturation voltage
2005-01-17 Tokyo group makes transparent transistors manufacturable
Now, a group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology claims to have solved these problems at room temperature by adding gallium and indium to ZnO, opening the gates to mass-production of transparent circuitry using industry-friendly sputtering, and at temperatures low enough for direct deposition on cheap, flexible polymers.
2005-06-23 ThermalTrak_audio output transistors
This app note shows how to increase the reliability of an audio power amplifier and improve performance where it counts the most, the ability to build something without the need for additional manual adjustments to make it function correctly.
2003-06-27 The Do's and Don'ts of Using MOS-Gated Transistors
This application note discusses the basic operation principles for Power HEXFET's, so as to enable the end-user to maximize their performance.
2000-05-04 The do's and don'ts of using MOS-Gated transistors
In this application note, some of the most common do's and don'ts of using power HEXFET are described. The objective is to help the user get the most out of these devices, while reducing on-the-job learning time to minimum.
2012-07-04 Study allows transistors to switch to vacuum as medium
A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a device structure which allows a switch from solid-state back to vacuum as the medium for electron transport in transistors.
2002-08-09 STMicro bipolar transistors have >90 current gain
STMicroelectronics' STSA851 and STN851 NPN power transistors have a collector-emitter saturation voltage of <0.45V and a current gain >90.
2011-03-24 Spintronic transistors seen in future PCs
Researchers can now align the magnetic "spins" of electrons in a silicon chip at room temperature, bringing devices that store data using the spin of electrons as well as their electrical charge closer to reality.
2013-04-22 Solution shearing: Thin transistors spread like butter on toast
Cornell scientists developed a novel process of spreading extremely thin organic transistors and used synchrotron X-rays to watch how the films crystallise.
2006-04-10 Solution for 3G, WiMAX base stations suits Freescale RF transistors
TelASIC announced the availability of transmit subsystems for HSDPA/W-CDMA, EVDO/CDMA2000 and WiMAX base station radios.
2008-01-21 Solar inverters get efficiency boost from SiC transistors
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Germany claims it has achieved record efficiency for its inverter designed for PV generators using SiC power transistors from U.S. vendor Cree.
2011-10-11 SMT package designed for transistors, diodes
Microsemi's hermetic surface mount package is made from aluminum nitride ceramic and touts a power rating of 5-15W.
2013-04-12 Slow but steady climb for power transistors
Power transistors on sales growth curve following an eight per cent drop in 2012 primarily due to weak economic growth.
2003-02-05 SiGe transistors match noise level of GaAs devices
Toshiba Corp. has developed high frequency SiGe transistors that are capable of matching the low noise level of GaAs devices.
2012-02-23 Scientists create precise single-atom transistors
The microscopic device has tiny visible markers etched onto its surface, making it possible for the researchers to connect metal contacts and apply a voltage.
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