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The Common-emitter Amplifier

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At the beginning of this chapter, it illustrates how transistors could…

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Input and Output Coupling

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

AC Network Analysis

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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.

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Radio Circuits

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

Feedback

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

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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Impedance

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Tubes versus Semiconductors

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

Design Project: Audio Power Amplifier

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Explain how the microphone in your amplifier works. How, exactly, does…

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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Impedance Matching With Transformers

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

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

AC Lab - Frequency Analysis

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, use the frequency spectrum display from an oscilloscope program to observe waveforms from a musical keyboard and learn about spectral analysis.

Resonance

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

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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AC Lab - Sensitive Voltage Detector with Audio Output

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will construct a voltage detector with adjustable sensitivity and audio output, and you will learn a method for detecting small electrical signals without an oscilloscope.

“Long’’ and “Short’’ Transmission Lines

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In DC and low-frequency AC circuits, the characteristic impedance of…

Input and Output Coupling

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

Four-Channel Audio Mixer

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A very common misconception students have about potentiometers is the…

Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

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Design Project: Sensitive Audio Detector

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

AC Waveforms

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

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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Tube Lab - Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an audio amplifier using a vacuum tube (triode) and learn about voltage transformers, how to build a high-voltage DC power supply, and how to use a transformer for impedance matching.

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.

Feedback

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

Basic Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

Impedance Matching With Transformers

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

LC Resonant Frequency Calculator

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A circuit with an inductor (L) and capacitor (C) connected in parallel or series will have a resonant frequency at which their impedances are equal. Given two of the three values—inductance, capacitance, or resonant frequency—this tool will calculate the missing third variable.

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Bit Grouping

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The singular reason for learning and using the binary numeration…

Capacitors and Calculus

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Capacitors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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“I consider that I understand an equation when I can predict the…

Ohmmeter Design

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

Computational Circuits

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

Converting Between Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits

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Since Thevenin’s theorem and Norton’s theorems are two…

AC Lab - Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will sense AC magnetic fields using a simple wire coil and learn about AC signal coupling, orientation effects, and the impact of shielding using different materials.

AC Lab - Induction Motor

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a simple AC permanent capacitor split-phase induction motor and learn the principles of AC induction motor function.

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

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Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

Special Diodes

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Solving for Unknown Time

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine the length of time that a…

Monostable Multivibrators

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We’ve already seen one example of a monostable multivibrator in…

Time-delay Relays

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

Applications of Resonance

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So far, the phenomenon of resonance appears to be a useless curiosity,…

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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What is an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), and what…

Solving Simultaneous Equations: The Substitution Method and the Addition Method

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What are Simultaneous Equations and Systems of Equations? The terms…

Resonant Filters

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

Electrical Energy Calculator

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This calculator will determine the instantaneous energy, sustained energy, and power consumed by an electrical system given two of the three electrical parameters (voltage, current, or resistance) and the time.

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

Table (portrait view)

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