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Active component Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Integrated Circuit Terminology
circuit element that switches the flow of current or has gain. Example are:  transistors,  diode,  vacuum tubes, etc.
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Active component Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Active Component may refer to:
  • Active duty, a full-time occupation as part of a military force, as opposed to reserve duty.
  • "Active Components", now "Active Tech", an industrial electronics retail part vendor formerly part of Future Electronics.
  • In electronics, active components are devices (such as valves or transistors) with the ability to amplify a signal or produce a power gain.

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Passivity is a property of engineering systems, used in a variety of engineering disciplines, but most commonly found in analog electronics and control systems. A passive component, depending on field, may be either a component that consumes (but does not produce) energy (thermodynamic passivity), or a component that is incapable of power gain (incremental passivity).

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