discrete transistor


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discrete transistor

A single transistor. Discrete transistors are used in myriad applications from low to high power. Early transistors were always discrete, and then they were built into integrated circuits (chips). See discrete component and chip.


A Pile of Discrete Transistors
Used for simple switches, these 2N2222 bipolar transistors cost about USD $.03 each in quantity.
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