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The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

Parallel Resistor Calculator

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Calculate the equivalent resistance of up to six resistors in parallel with ease while learning how to calculate resistance in parallel and the parallel resistance formula.

Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

Decibel Calculator

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This calculator will convert voltage or power gains into decibels. Enter one of the three values and the calculator will output the other two.

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Attenuators

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

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

Radio Circuits

Textbook

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

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.

Active Filters

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

“Long’’ and “Short’’ Transmission Lines

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

AC Lab - PC Oscilloscope

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, use a PC-based oscilloscope program to observe waveforms from a musical keyboard and learn basic oscilloscope operation.

DC 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.

Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Wire-by-Number project: simple voltage divider Description: Build a…

Decibel Measurements

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During the early development of telephone technology, a unit was…

Decibels

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

Phase-Locked Loops

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This is a schematic for a simple VCO: The oscillator is of the RC…

Resonance

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

The “Operational” Amplifier

Textbook

Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Design Project: Audio Power Amplifier

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

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

DC Lab - An Analog Computer For Averaging

Textbook

In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple circuit that computes the average of voltages and learn about analog computers and their application.

Bridge Circuits

Textbook

No text on electrical metering could be called complete without a…

What is Network Analysis?

Textbook

The basic application of Ohm’s law to combinations of series and…

JFET Quirks

Textbook

Digital Logic With Feedback

Textbook

With simple gate and combinational logic circuits, there is a definite…

Ionization (gas-filled) Tubes

Textbook

So far, we’ve explored tubes which are totally…

AC Lab - Using a Transformer to Build a 12 VAC Power Supply

Textbook

In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a 12 V alternating current (AC) power supply using a step-down transformer and learn about transformer operation and the purpose of tapped windings.

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

Enhancement-type IGFETs

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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…

Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a microstrip.

DC Circuit Equations and Laws

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

Power Conversion Circuits

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

Full-Adder

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The half-adder is extremely useful until you want to add more than one…

Single-phase Power Systems

Textbook

Single phase power system schematic diagram shows little about the…

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

Textbook

If we take the equivalent circuit of an SCR and add another external…

Temperature Coefficients of Resistance Table

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Temperature coefficient (α) per degree C: Material Element/Alloy…

The Pentode

Textbook

Another strategy for addressing the problem of secondary electrons…

Protective Relay Circuits

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Protective relays are special power-sensing devices whose job it is to…

AC Metrology

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In power distribution systems, it is very important to be able to…