Transistors how do transistors work. In this video we learn how transistors work, the different types of transistors, electronic circuit basics, how to build a transistor circuit, transistor amplifier, current gain beta, npn, pnp, heat sink, electronics and electrical engineering. Plus more!
A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. Transistors are one of the basic building blocks of modern electronics.It is composed of semiconductor material usually with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. Watch the video from The Engineering Mindset for more info:
A voltage or current applied to one pair of the transistor’s terminals controls the current through another pair of terminals. Because the controlled (output) power can be higher than the controlling (input) power, a transistor can amplify a signal.
Most transistors are made from very pure silicon, and some from germanium, but certain other semiconductor materials are sometimes used. A transistor may have only one kind of charge carrier, in a field-effect transistor, or may have two kinds of charge carriers in bipolar junction transistor devices.