June 5, 2019

Transistors

Some Fun Facts about transistors - which is essential to every piece of an electronic device created.

The basics of transistors... it's a semiconductor device that used to control the current flow. In modern computers, they are used for computer memories, microprocessors and complexI/O. You can learn a lot more about them over on sparkfun.com.

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There were 10,000 transistors total to make up the Apollo Guidance Computer that help guide the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon.

There were 190,000 transistors in the original Apple Macintosh. (Motorola 68020)

The newest iPhone has a 7nm chip that has 6.9 billion transistors.

What do transistors Do?

A transistor is a miniature electronic component that can do two different jobs. It can work either as an amplifier or a switch. As an amplifier, it can produce a stronger output signal relative to the input that it gets. Like a switch, it can simply turn current on or off.

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