This sourcebook contains current data on electrical and electronic components taken from catalogues, reference books, textbooks, newsletters, trade papers and journals. It offers practical help for selecting the proper component for a new design, or as a replacement by describing all kinds of components, and providing explanations of the differences among the many varieties of devices available. Streamlining the component selection process and covering the entire spectrum of electronic components in use, the book explores all aspects of component design and application. There is also component selection guidance for commercial, industrial, medical, spacecraft and military applications, plus details on ISO 9000 requirements for trading with the European market. This sourcebook will be updated with annual supplements featuring all the newest components, technological developments, standards, manufacturing and marketing details.