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Tracking ADC

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A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…

Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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Example Circuits and Netlists

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The following circuits are pre-tested netlists for SPICE 2g6, complete…

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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Perhaps the most important consideration of an ADC is its resolution.…

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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After applying some of the general troubleshooting tips to narrow the…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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Determine what the magnitude and polarity of the voltmeter’s…

Successive Approximation ADC

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One method of addressing the digital ramp ADC’s shortcomings is…

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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In the common-emitter section of this chapter, we saw a SPICE analysis…

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)

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The Insulated-Gate Field-Effect Transistor (IGFET), also known as…

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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What is a harmonic frequency? If an oscillator circuit outputs a…

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

Series and Parallel Capacitors

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When capacitors are connected in series, the total capacitance is…

More on AC “polarity”

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Complex numbers are useful for AC circuit analysis because they…

Special-purpose Batteries

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Mercury Standard Cell Back in the early days of electrical measurement…

What are “Series” and “Parallel” Circuits?

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

Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

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Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Electronic power conversion circuits known…

Practical Considerations - Transformers

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Power Capacity As has already been observed, transformers must be well…

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Special Diodes

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Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…

AC Waveforms

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When an alternator produces AC voltage, the voltage switches polarity…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

Noise Figure Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the noise figure of cascaded amplifiers

Autotransformers

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How much voltage is there between the following pairs of points in…

Resonant Filters

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So far, the filter designs we’ve concentrated on have employed…

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Converting Truth Tables into Boolean Expressions

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In designing digital circuits, the designer often begins with a truth…

Design Project: Audio Tone Control

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Suppose you were installing a high-power stereo system in your car,…

Logic Simplification With Karnaugh Maps

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The logic simplification examples that we have done so far could have…

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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How is it possible to assign a fixed value of voltage or current (such…

Counters

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Superconducting Devices

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Superconducting devices, though not widely used, have some unique…

Switch Contact Design

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A switch can be constructed with any mechanism bringing two conductors…

How to Use an Ammeter to Measure Current

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Parts and Materials   6-volt battery   6-volt incandescent…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

Circuits and the Speed of Light

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Suppose we had a simple one-battery, one-lamp circuit controlled by a…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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If the burden of two systems of measurement for common quantities…

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Factoring Equivalencies

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Factoring Identities :   a2 - b2 = (a + b) (a - b) a2 + 2ab + b2…

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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In the common-emitter section of this chapter, we saw a SPICE analysis…