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Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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A microcontroller is a specialized type of digital computer used to…

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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The field effect transistor was proposed by Julius Lilienfeld in US…

Switched Capacitor Circuitry

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

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Thyristor Application Circuits

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Bandpass Filter Calculator

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This calculates values of the inductance, capacitance of an inductor and capacitor used in a Butterworth LC bandpass filter.

Radio Circuits

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(a) Crystal radio. (b) Modulated RF at antenna. (c) Rectified RF at…

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)

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

Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Active Filters

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Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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The circuit shown here is a four-bit analog-to-digital converter…

Build a Transformer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Steel flat bar, 4 pieces Miscellaneous bolts,…

Elementary Circuits

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

Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Mutual Inductance and Basic Operation

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Behaviors of Inductors wrapped around a Conductive Core Suppose we…

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

Three-phase Transformer Circuits

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Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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The field effect transistor was proposed by Julius Lilienfeld in US…

Thevenin-Norton Equivalencies

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Since Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems are two equally…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Time Constant Calculations

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Metric Prefixes and Unit Conversions

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Metric Prefixes   Yotta = 1024 Symbol: Y Zetta = 1021 Symbol: Z…

The Cascode Amplifier

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

Noise Figure Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the noise figure of cascaded amplifiers

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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

Metric Prefix Conversions

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To express a quantity in a different metric prefix from how it was…

Numbers and Symbols

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The expression of numerical quantities is something we tend to take…

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

Logic Simplification With Karnaugh Maps

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

Combination Tubes

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Similar in thought to the idea of the integrated circuit, tube…

Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

Radicals

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Definition of a Radical Given the expression where “x” is…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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Most ohmmeters of the design shown in the previous section utilize a…

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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It is a common phenomenon for the electrical resistance of a substance…

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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Factoring Equivalencies

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

Capacitance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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A calculator for solving the capacitance, reactance, and admittance of a capacitor.

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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Wattmeter Design

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Power in an electric circuit is the product (multiplication) of…

Design Project: Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Signal Generator

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What shape of voltage waveform would you expect to measure (using an…

Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

AC Resistor Circuits (Inductive)

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Instantaneous Values in AC Circuits Pure resistive AC circuit:…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Quantum Physics

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“I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum…

DC Transducers

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Research and describe what the Hall effect is, and list some practical…

Sum and Product Notation

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For reference, this section introduces the terminology used in some…