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This page includes standard acronyms used in the electronics industries. These acronyms may be found in electronic company catalogues as well as text books especially when reading circuit diagrams. They may also be found on electronic components themselves. This page may help identify and understand the acronym in question.

Acronym  
AC alternating current
A-D analog-to-digital
BATT Battery [mainly battery manufacturers]
BCD binary coded decimal
CB Citizens' Band [radio]
Cd Candela
DAC digital-to-analog converter
EHF Extremely high frequency
EL Electro-Luminescent
ELF Extremely Low Frequency
FET Field Effect Transistor
FM frequency modulation
HB-LED High Brightness LED
HD High Definition
IC Integrated Circuit
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LDR Light Dependent Resistor
LED Light Emitting Diode
OP.AMP Operational Amplifier
PIC Peripheral Interface Controller
PTBS Push To Break Switch
PTMS Push To Make Switch
SPDT Single Pole Double Throw
SPST Single Pole Single Throw
SW Switch