The Importance of Electronic Devices and Circuits in Everyday Objects

Electronic devices and circuits are found in almost everything we do and see, but little…

Electronic devices and circuits are found in almost everything we do and see, but little thought has been given to how these amazing things work. As someone who has been fascinated by electronic circuits since childhood, I am amazed at how little people think about the interesting workings of things around them. I guess playing with electronics fascinated you as a kid that will stay with you for a lifetime. When I was a kid I got my first electronic circuit kit. That’s a pretty interesting setup. There are about 150 different electronic components on a plastic circuit board.

Each of them is tied to two springs. You can make any connection between all components using a variety of different cables. Electronic kits allow you to study all sorts of electronic phenomena. You can learn about resistors, capacitors, and other basic electronic devices. You can also learn about oscillators, digital circuits, amplifiers, and the like.

Of course, it’s a giant leap from breadboard-type electronic circuitry to the current printed circuit board. Although the basic building blocks are the same, the complexity of modern circuits is staggering. A friend of mine is a computer geek who works for a circuit design company and he said that almost nobody understands every step of how a computer works.

Some people understand software and bits of hardware, some people understand hardware and bits of physics, and some people understand it at the molecular level, but almost nobody understands every stage of a circuit.

Nonetheless, it is very useful for consumers to know a little bit about electronic circuits. Take the Intel Pentium vs AMD debate for example. Many are based on megahertz, but very few people realize that megahertz is not the only measure of process performance. The number of calculations an electrical circuit can perform in each cycle is as important as the speed of the cycles.

However, since megahertz is important to consumers, each chip processor tries to reach the actual speed as quickly as possible. If consumers were more informed, they would be concerned with benchmarking computer tests of electronic circuits, not just speed. Whether you’re looking at electronic circuits, a new car, or healthy food, an informed consumer can help you make the right decision.