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ALSO CALLED: Components, Electrical Components, Electronic Devices, Diacs, Thyristors, Discrete Components, Passive Devices, Triacs, Passive Components, Active Components, Active Devices
DEFINITION: A thyristor is a four-layer semiconductor device, consisting of alternating P type and N type materials (PNPN). A thyristor usually has three electrodes: an anode, a cathode, and a gate (control electrode).The most common type of thyristor is the silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR). When the cathode is negatively charged relative to the anode, no current flows until a pulse is applied to the gate. Then  … 

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Cutting Edge Multicore Development Techniques for the Next Wave of Electronics Products
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WHITE PAPER: As more and more software is embedded into both consumer and industrial electronics, the electronics industry is being challenged with ensuring rigor within its software development process, often a new core competency, and the integration of hardware and software. Read this paper to learn about solutions that address these complex challenges.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 19 Mar 2010

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