This term came into use to describe transistors, which when first invented were used to do things that had previously been done by vacuum tubes. In tubes the electric current is transmitted through a gas at a very low pressure; in transistors it is transmitted through a solid, hence the descriptive name, 'solid-state devices.' As commonly used, solid-state means using transistors and diodes, rather than vacuum tubes or relays and contacts.
A term describing electric circuits made of solid components (i.e., no moving parts).
A device which is able to control current without the use of moving parts or vacuum tubes.
Electronics that use semi-conductor chips and circuitry.
a piece of equipment that uses no vacuum tubes.
A general term for semiconductor electronic circuitry. In timers refers to RC and CMOS timing circuits. In switching (output) applications to SCRs - TRIACs, MOSFETs.
Pertaining to circuits and components using semiconductors as substrates.
Refers to electronic components such as diodes and transistors that use semiconductors (crystals) instead of tubes.
In electronics, having or pertaining to circuits that contain semiconductors. Note: In electro-optics, used to refer to lasers and related devices made of solid crystalline or amorphous materials other than semiconductors.
A term taken from physics, used interchangeably with the word transistorized; also includes other semiconductor elements, such as diodes. Generally refers to tubeless equipment.
In electronics, using transistors and semiconductor devices rather than tubes.
Any device that can control current flow without requiring a movement of parts, a heating of filaments, or a vacuum gap. Some solid state devices used in Crown equipment are diodes, rectifiers, etc.
Technology using solid semiconductors in place of vacuum tubes.
Relating to the properties of solid, usually crystalline, materials including semiconductors. Solid state science is often a mixture of physics, and chemistry, and materials science.
Electronic circuits whose active elements are transistors and integrated circuits, rather than tubes.
Electronic currents which use transistors and integrated circuits instead of vacuum tubes as active elements.
Electronic component composed of transistors and integrated circuits using no vacuum tubes.
Pertaining to semiconductor electronic devices. Opposite to thermionic device.
Pertaining to circuits where signals pass through solid semiconductor material such as transistors and diodes as opposed to vacuum tubes where signals pass through a vacuum.
In electronics, solid state circuits are those that do not contain vacuum tubes or relays. With the elimination of all the cables needed for the tubes, communication now happens in the silicon tablet with copper conductors rather than over cables. The term was introduced to describe the transition from valve-based amplifiers to transistorised amplifiers.