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Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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In instrumentation circuitry, DC signals are often used as analog…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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Positive Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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The Cascode Amplifier

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While the C-B (common-base) amplifier is known for wider bandwidth…

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

Integrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier, model…

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Op-Amp Voltage and Gain Calculator

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A calculator for computing the gain and output voltage of an operational amplifier

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

IGBTs

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Because of their insulated gates, IGFETs of all types have extremely…

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

IGFET Amplifiers

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Comparator with Hysteresis (Schmitt Trigger) Calculator

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This calculator will compute the required resistor ratio (R2/R1) and reference voltage (VREF) to create the desired high (VTH) and low (VTL) threshold voltages in a non-inverting comparator circuit with hysteresis (commonly called a Schmitt trigger).

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can be used as an…

Feedback

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If some percentage of an amplifier’s output signal is connected…

High-impedance Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model TL082 recommended…

Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuits

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Analog circuits are circuits dealing with signals free to vary from…

Precise Diode Circuits

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AC Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Time-delay Relays

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What are Time-Delay Relays? Some relays are constructed with a kind of…

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Bridge rectifier pack…

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

Divided Feedback

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If we add a voltage divider to the negative feedback wiring so that…

What are “Series” and “Parallel” Circuits?

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Circuits consisting of just one battery and one load resistance are…

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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In the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Parallel DC Circuits Practice Worksheet With Answers

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In this circuit, three resistors receive the same amount of voltage…

Binary Overflow

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One caveat with signed binary numbers is that of overflow, where the…

Phasing

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Since transformers are essentially AC devices, we need to be aware of…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Computational Circuits

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When someone mentions the word “computer,” a digital…

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

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Label where each of the following electrical quantities would be found…

Motor Control Circuits

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The interlock contacts installed in the previous section’s motor…

Conductor Ampacity

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The smaller the cross-sectional area of any given wire, the greater…

Introduction to Junction Field-effect Transistors (JFET)

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A transistor is a linear semiconductor device that controls current…

DC Circuit Equations and Laws

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Power Equation of Ohm’s Law and Joule’s Law    …

An Electric Pendulum

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Capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, and…

Three-phase Power Systems

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What is Split-Phase Power Systems? Split-phase power systems achieve…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Data - Resistance & Superconductor

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Tables of specific resistance and temperature coefficient of…

A Very Simple Computer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three batteries, each one with a different voltage…

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C: INSULATION TYPE…

Rectifying Diodes

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Numbers versus Numeration

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It is imperative to understand that the type of numeration system used…

AC Generator Theory

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If an electric current is passed through this wire, which direction…

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

Circuit Effects

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The principle of non-sinusoidal, repeating waveforms being equivalent…

Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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There are circumstances when you may need to analyze a DC reactive…

Multiplexers

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A multiplexer, abbreviated mux, is a device that has multiple inputs…

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…

Capacitors

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Identify some of the different types of capacitors, and their…

Diodes

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A diode is an electronics component made from a combination of a…

Resistance

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The circuit in the previous section is not a very practical one. In…

Impedance Transformation

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Standing waves at the resonant frequency points of an open- or…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)

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What is Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)? The principle known as…

High-impedance Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model TL082 recommended…