What are ic's used for in electronics?
IC stands for Integrated Circuit...It is exactly what it's name
is...basically an IC consists of one or many complex circuits in
compact and cheap chips which might be bulky and/or costly if
realized using conventional components...ICs reduce the cost, size
and portability of any kind of electronic device...ICs also have
certain disadvantages such as...they cannot incorporate inductors
or crystals(as oscillators)
in them... while circuits can be made by discreete conponents I
C integate these components into a single silicon chip whereby the
discreete conponents are shrunk to the size of a pin head. The chip
inside of an IC is very small 1-2 mm while the IC maybe centimeters
in size . The reason being that wire but be brought out for
soldering purposes to connect to other devices.