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What is a Transistor?

A transistor is a semiconductor containing a solid, non-moving part that passes a charge. A transistor can amplify and switch electronic signals and electrical power and is made of semiconductor material with at least three terminals that are used to connect to an external circuit. Transistors can amplify a signal because output power can be higher than input power. By applying a voltage or a current to one of the terminal pairs, there is a change in current through another pair of terminals.

Types of Transistors

There are several different kinds of transistors at Future Electronics. We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including Polarity, Total Power Dissipation, Collector Current, CE Voltage, Packaging Type and many other parameters specific to the type of transistor. Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.

Transistors from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a wide range of transistors from several manufacturers. Once you decide if you need Bipolar Transistors, Darlington Transistors, Digital Transistors, General Purpose Transistors, IGBT Transistors, JFETs or Load Switches, you will be able to choose from their technical attributes and your search results will be narrowed to match your specific transistor application needs.

We deal with several manufacturers such as Diodes Inc., Fairchild, International Rectifier, IXYS, NXP, ON Semiconductor, Rohm Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics or Vishay, among others. You can easily refine your transistor product search results by clicking your preferred transistor brand from the list of manufacturers below.

Applications for Transistors:

There are many applications that use transistors including:

  • Logic gates
  • General switching
  • Amplification and sound reproduction
  • Signal processing
  • Radio transmission

Choosing the Right Transistor:

With the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, when looking for the right transistors, you can filter the results by category. We carry the following categories of transistors:

  • Bipolar Transistors
  • Darlington Transistors
  • Digital Transistors
  • General Purpose Transistors
  • IGBT Transistors
  • JFETs
  • Load Switches

Once you choose the transistor category, you can narrow them down by various attributes: by Total Power Dissipation, Polarity, CE Voltage and Collector Current, to name a few. You will be able to find the right Darlington Transistors, Bipolar Transistors, Digital Transistors, IGBT Transistors, General Purpose Transistors, Load Switches or JFETs by using these filters.

Transistors in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of transistors you require is less than a full reel, we offer to our customers several of our transistors in tray, tube or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

Future Electronics also offers its clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that may arise from an unpredictable supply of products that could contain 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.





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