The different kinds of technologies have played a significant role in developing new products, gadgets, and devices that serve mankind in various ways – making life more convenient with the many possibilities that it can offer. Among the manyventions that we know today, electronic components have greatly made the development of such items possible. Although we may not be aware of it, we are surrounded by not just one, but a multitude of electronic components that ensures that things around us are working accordingly.
An electronic component is defined as a basic element in electronics that has leads (terminals) which enable it to be connected to other components to form functional devices depending on the intended application. For instance, taking a look at the motherboard of a computer shows you a wide variety of electronic components, each having a specific function to fulfill. These components are connected to each other with the use of a circuit board, which has minute circuits printed on it through a chemical reaction called electrode position. This electroplating process can be manufactured in various manners and with the use of different kinds of metals and alloys to create a circuit through which electricity can pass and provide power to the system. The electronic components would then be arranged in this printed circuit board (PCB) so that a complete circuit is made.
The motherboard of a computer is a good example of a complete collection of electronic components, as it has various elements such as diodes, resistors, capacitors, and even more sophisticated devices such as the ROM, which has more than two terminals attached to the circuit and serves as the computer's memory storage device. In computers, the presence of electronic components is a must, as all the necessary processes that it must accomplish to function properly are done through the use of electronic signals that pass through the circuits and the components.
Even a simple remote control for your television at home has a component known as the Light Emitting Diode (LED): that little red or green light that turns on each time you press a button on the remote. Complex configurations and combinations of these components are what bring us our most-loved gadgets of today such as cellphones, laptops, tablets, and other electronic gadgets that we use in our everyday activities. With these components, the world has been introduced with better ways to do certain tasks and a wide range of possibilities.