How to pick components

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by The Skeptic, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. The Skeptic

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2005
    Apart from the behavior regarding circuit logic, what characteristics should be taken into account when a certain component is chosen in a real circuit? I'm interested in volatage comparators, inverters, AND gates and 2:1 multiplexers. I know that not all comparators (and inverters, etc) are created equal, so what are the (main) specifications one need to choose each one of those components?
  2. hgmjr

    Retired Moderator

    Jan 28, 2005
    It is pretty much always true that the choice of component is driven by the specific requirements of your design.

    Among the things to consider are:

    Available supply voltage
    Frequency response
    Mechanical packaging
    The load being driven

    These are but a few of the things to keep in mind.