IBS Electronics

Component Division


Frequently Asked Questions

This is a short list of our frequently asked questions. If you need more information or detail, please contact us for further assistance.

Q: What is your minimum order?
A: Our minimum order for phone order is $100.00usd and online items is $10.00usd.

Q: Can you ship on our UPS, FedEx or DHL account?
A: Yes, if your order is paid by credit card, wire transfer, Paypal or Net terms we can ship your order to any location you desire and are able to ship it using your shipping account number.

Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Yes, we can ship anywhere you would like. If your order is paid by credit card, wire transfer, Paypal or Net terms we can ship it.

Q: What payment methods can I use?
A: We accept payment via credit cards, COD, wire transfers, and offer Net terms to qualified customers. You can ask your sales associate to send it to you.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Yes, we accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover.

Q: Is your company ISO certified?
A: Yes, We are ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Electronics Frequently asked Questions:

1. Define electronic component.

Electronic components are the basic building blocks of electronic system or electronic circuit.

2. List different types of electronic components

Electronic components are mainly classified into two types:

Passive components
Active components

3. Define passive component.

A passive component is an electronic component that consumes energy in the form of voltage but does not supply energy.

4. What are the characteristics of passive components?

Passive components cannot increase the power of an electrical signal.
Passive components temporarily store the electrical energy in the form of electric field or magnetic field.
Passive components do not depend on the external source of voltage to perform a specific task.

5. What are the characteristics of active components?

Active components control the electric current flowing through them.
Active components depend on the external voltage or current to work.
Active components amplify the power of an electrical signal.

6. Define active component.

Active component is an electronic component that consumes energy in the form of voltage or current and supplies energy in the form of voltage or current.

7. List different types of passive components

The different types of passive components include:


8. List different types of active components

The different types of active components include:

Integrated circuit

9. Define resistor.

Resistor is a passive component that restricts the flow of electric current.
Types of Resistors: Carbon Composition Resistors, MELF Resistors, Resistor Networks & Arrays, Ceramic Composition Resistors, Metal Foil Resistors, SMD Resistors / Chip Resistors, Chassis Mount Resistors, Metal Oxide Resistors, Through Hole Resistors, Current Sense Resistors, Variable Resistors, Film Resistors, Resistor Kits, Wirewound Resistors, High Frequency/RF Resistors
10. Define capacitor.

Capacitor is an electronic component that stores electrical energy in the form of static electric field.

11. Define inductor.

Inductor is an electronic component that stores electrical energy in the form of magnetic field.

12. Define diode.

A diode is a two terminal device that allows electric current in one direction and blocks electric current in another direction.

13. Diode allows electric current when it is

Forward biased

14. Diode blocks electric current when it is

Reverse biased

15. Define transistor.

Transistor is an electronic component that amplifies electrical signals.

16. Who invented transistor.

Transistor was invented by three scientists named Walter Brattain, J. Bardeen and William Shockley.

17. Which types of materials are used to construct transistors?

Silicon and germanium materials are most commonly used to construct transistors.

18. Define integrated circuit (IC)

An integrated circuit (IC) is a small semiconductor chip on which millions of electronic components such as resistors, capacitors and transistors are fabricated.

19. Who invented integrated circuit?

Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce invented integrated circuit. Electronic Components

Special-Purpose Diodes
Bipolar Junction Transistors
BJT Devices
BJT Amplifiers
FET Devices
FET Amplifiers
BJT and FET Frequency Response
Basic Op-Amp Circuits
Op-Amp Applications
Voltage Regulators
Active Filters
Semiconductor Diodes
Diode Applications
Transistor Bias Circuits
DC Biasing-BJTs
Field-Effect Transistors
DC Biasing-FETs
Amplifier Frequency Response
Operational Amplifiers
Special-Purpose Op-Amp Circuits
Power Amplifiers
Oscillator Circuits
Two-Terminal Devices
Linear-Digital ICs

Electronic Components

Active and Passive Electronic Components
Electronic Components Manufacturers, Suppliers and Distributors
Electronic Components, Parts and Their Function
Cable Ties, Zip Ties, Wire Ties – Different Types of Cable Ties


Printed Circuit Board Prototype
Printed Circuit Board: Design, Diagram and Assembly
Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) – Process, Technology, Tips and Techniques
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for Surface Mount Technology (SMT)


Solder Flux Basics
Cored Solder Wire – All about flux cored solder wire
Lead-Free (Pb-Free) Solder and Composition
How to Solder – Hand Soldering Tutorial
Soldering Station Guide
Wave Soldering: Equipment & Process
Basic Soldering Guide – How to Solder Electronic Components

SMT (Surface Mount Technology)

SMT Dictionary – Surface Mount Technology Acronym and Abbreviation
SMD Surface Mount Electronic Components for SMT
Surface Mount Soldering Guide – SMD Soldering
Solder Paste and Its Application in SMT
SMT Pick-and-Place Machine
Ball Grid Array (BGA) Package
BGA (Ball Grid Array): Repairing and Soldering BGA
Benefits / Advantages of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Over Through-Hole
SMT in Assembly Line for Manufacturing and Production of Surface Mount Technology PCB Assembly
SMT Soldering and PCB Assembly Techniques
Types of Surface Mounting in SMT
Surface Mount Design Considerations in SMT & CTE Mismatching
SMT Solder Paste Screen Printer Machine for Solder Paste Screen Printing
SMT Solvent Cleaning Equipment / Machine To Clean Flux with Water
SMT Reflow Soldering Equipment / Machine
SMT Curing / Baking Oven for SMT Soldering
SMT Repair and Inspection Equipment
SMT Troubleshooting (SMT / SMD Problem and Solution)


A semiconductor can conduct electricity under certain circumstances but not always. This property of a semiconductor makes it a good medium to use electricity in a controlled manner as and where required.
Integrated circuits