Nu Source Technologies Components carries all types of integrated circuit systems, commonly known as ICs or IC chips, including digital integrated circuits, analog integrated circuits, microcircuits, microchips and more.
Similar to hybrid integrated circuits (a smaller version of a normal electronic circuit built of individual devices such as diodes, resistors, transistors, or capacitors which are bonded to a printed circuit board), integrated circuits (ICs) or IC chips are smaller versions of an electronic circuit and consist of semiconductor and passive components. The difference though, is that integrated circuit systems are manufactured right into the surface of a thin substrate of material.
ICs are incredible space savers, with a multitude of complex circuits inside one simple package. These are used in many electronic devices, but their applications can range from basic functions such as a simple timer, to complex microprocessors or “cores” which control computers, cell phones, etc.
ICs can be classified into analog integrated circuits, digital integrated circuits and mixed signal (both analog and digital on the same chip). Digital integrated circuits allow high speed, low power dissipation, and reduced manufacturing cost compared with board-level integration. They work using binary mathematics to process "one" and "zero" signals. Analog integrated circuits work by processing continuous signals, and perform functions like amplification, active filtering, demodulation, mixing, etc.
ICs have consistently migrated to smaller feature sizes over the years, allowing more circuitry to be packed on each chip. This increased capacity per unit area can be used to decrease cost and/or increase functionality.
Nu Source Technologies can also supply you with obsolete, allocated, and hard-to-find ICs, integrated circuit systems, and all IC chips. We are always ready to help you, so when you have a tough requirement, remember Nu Source as your first choice for electronic components. Submit a quote request or call 888-257-5027 today, and let us know what we can do for you.