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Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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Identify some different ways you can create the sine-wave audio tracks…

Attenuators

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What is Attenuators? Attenuators are passive devices. It is…

Standing Waves and Resonance

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Whenever there is a mismatch of impedance between transmission line…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Input and Output Coupling

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To overcome the challenge of creating necessary DC bias voltage for an…

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

Tubes versus Semiconductors

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Devoting a whole chapter in a modern electronics text to the design…

Sensitive Audio Detector

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PARTS AND MATERIALS High-quality “closed-cup” audio…

Active Filters

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

BJT Quirks

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An ideal transistor would show 0% distortion in amplifying a signal.…

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Passive Filter Circuits

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

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Class B Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Dual operational amplifier,…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Battery Life Calculator

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This calculator provides three options—basic, intermediate, and advanced—for determining expected battery life for microcontroller, Internet of Things (IoT), and edge processing systems with up to four different operating modes.

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Oscillator Circuits

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Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Battery Life Calculator

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This calculator provides three options—basic, intermediate, and advanced—for determining expected battery life for microcontroller, Internet of Things (IoT), and edge processing systems with up to four different operating modes.

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Design Project: Sensitive Audio Detector

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The choice of step-down transformers to use in a project such as this…

Resonance

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

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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

Introduction to Mixed-Frequency AC Signals

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In our study of AC circuits thus far, we’ve explored circuits…

Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Three NPN…

Input and Output Coupling

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To overcome the challenge of creating necessary DC bias voltage for an…

Tubes versus Semiconductors

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Devoting a whole chapter in a modern electronics text to the design…

Absolute dB scales

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Decibel as Absolute Unit of Power It is also possible to use the…

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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Identify some different ways you can create the sine-wave audio tracks…

Impedance Matching With Transformers

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Suppose you were to take a 3 kW electric heater rated for 240 VAC and…

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Class B Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Dual operational amplifier,…

Basic Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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When lightning strikes, nearby magnetic compass needles may be seen to…

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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When a transistor is in the fully-off state (like an open switch), it…

JFET Current Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

Ohmmeter Design

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Though mechanical ohmmeter (resistance meter) designs are rarely used…

Vol VI. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

DC Metrology

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Define the following metrological terms: • Uncertainty • Accuracy…

CMOS Logic Gates

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Superconducting Devices

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

PWM Power Controller

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 100 µF…

JFET Amplifiers

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Contributors (9)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Calculating Electric Power

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Learn the Power Formula We’ve seen the formula for determining…

How to Build a Current Mirror Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS   Two NPN transistors—models 2N2222 or…

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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Capacitors, like all electrical components, have limitations that must…

Basic Voltmeter Use

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What will this voltmeter register when connected to a battery as shown…

Voltmeter Design

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Suppose I were about to measure an unknown voltage with a manual-range…

Power in Electric Circuits

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In addition to voltage and current, there is another important…

Half-wave Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6-volt output) 6-volt…

Switches, Electrically Actuated (Relays)

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The structure behind ladder logic is based on the electrical ladder…

Nonlinear Conduction

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“Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made…