What is a Bipolar Transistor?
Bipolar transistors are often used for amplification of digital or analog signals. They can also switch direct current or work as an oscillator. An NPN bipolar transistor has 1 layer of P-type material between 2 layers of N-type material, whereas a PNP bipolar transistor has 1 layer of N-type semiconductor between 2 layers of P-type material. In N-type material, the charge carriers are mostly electrons, whereas in P-type material, the electric charges are mostly carried in the form of electron deficiencies.
Types of Bipolar Transistors
There are many different kinds of bipolar transistors and at Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by Polarity, Total Power Dissipation, Collector Current @ 100C, Maximum CE Voltage, Packaging type and Minimum DC Current Gain. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.
The most common sizes for Maximum CE Voltage are 60 V, 80 V, and 100 V. We also carry bipolar transistors with Maximum CE Voltage as high as 3000 V. Minimum DC Current Gain can be between 4 and 10000, with the most common bipolar transistors having a Minimum DC Current Gain of 25 or 100.
Bipolar Transistors from Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a full selection of bipolar transistors when looking for a bipolar junction transistor, bipolar transistor switch, insulated gate bipolar transistor, BJT transistor, NPN transistor or high voltage transistor for your bipolar transistor circuits. Simply choose from the bipolar transistor technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed to match your specific bipolar transistor application needs.
We deal with Diodes Inc., Fairchild, ON Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics, among other manufacturers. You can easily refine your bipolar transistor product search results by clicking your preferred bipolar transistor brand below from our list of manufacturers.
Applications for Bipolar Transistors:
Bipolar Transistors can be used in:
- Audio, linear and switching applications
- Emergency lighting
- Voltage regulators
- Relay drivers
Choosing the Right Bipolar Transistor:
When you are looking for the right bipolar transistors, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Polarity (NPN, NPN/PNP, PNP), Maximum CE Voltage (10 V, 60 V, 80 V, 100 V,…) and Minimum DC Current Gain (from 4 to 10000) to name a few. You will be able to find the right bipolar transistor switch, bipolar junction transistor, insulated gate bipolar transistor, BJT transistor or high voltage transistor for your circuits.
Bipolar Transistors in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of bipolar transistors required is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our products in tube or tray quantities that will avoid unneeded surplus.
In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that may arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.