solid-state component

solid-state component

[′säl·əd ¦stāt kəm′pō·nənt]
(electronics)
A component whose operation depends on the control of electrical or magnetic phenomena in solids, such as a transistor, crystal diode, or ferrite device.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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LensVector said it has developed solid-state optical technology that can shape, steer and focus light without mechanical movement, offering manufacturers the possibility of replacing mechanical autofocus mechanisms in cameras with a solid-state component. The technology is currently sampling with various customers.
Solid-state components were developed to replace the original design, resulting in a significant reduction in the size, weight, and power usage of the system.
Diversified Technologies (Bedford, MA) has announced a series of AN-TPS-70 family transportable radar transmitter upgrade kits that replace all outdated components with solid-state components. DTI PowerMod AN-TPS-70 Family Radar Transmitter Upgrade Kits deliver a complete solid-state modulator to replace the thyratron, trigger amplifier, regulator, pulse forming networks (PFN), pulse transformer, SF6 tank, and oil tank used in the AN-TPS-43, 70, and 75 family of air surveillance radar.
They're designed with all solid-state components and plug-and-play construction, and require no regular maintenance, the company adds.
The rugged weather resistant housing and solid-state components means you no longer need to change broken or expired lamps.
He continued, "With timing requirements that tight, the delay in moving a mechanical arm, waiting for the contact bounce to settle, and even the momentary impedance mismatch caused by the break-before-make nature of switching would easily multiply the time to perform each sample by 10 times or more." Woolridge concluded, "In short, the customer would not have been able to meet their specific timing requirements, and the performance of their application would have been diminished significantly without the effective use of high-speed solid-state components."
STEC is making a splash with both its own line of hardware modules and a software platform that can work with solid-state components from other vendors.
Papers from a March 2005 symposium bring together research on a new class of highly integrated devices called monolithic instruments, miniaturized systems which interact with their physical environment in ways traditional integrated circuits cannot by combining conventional integrated circuits with novel solid-state components. Areas addressed include image sensing systems, optoelectronic integration, chemical and biological sensing systems, and functional oxides and other materials for monolithic instrument integration.
The Windows 2000 and XP versions include a 20 GB hard drive; the CE .NET version has solid-state components with no moving parts.
The Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP versions of the 1525L touchcomputer include a hard drive; the Windows CE .NET version has solid-state components with no moving parts.
Some of the newer electrostatic power supplies contain arc-sensing circuitry designed to protect the solid-state components of the power supply when it is used with a non-current-limited applicator.

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