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3 Methods for Compensating Localized Heat Generation in Smart Thermostats

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This video goes through one of the most prominent issues with thermostat design, accounting for the…

3D Time of Flight: Understanding the system trade-offs

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Learn how design parameters impact system performance.

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

What is Network Analysis?

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Generally speaking, network analysis is any structured technique used…

Component Failure Analysis

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The job of a technician frequently entails…

Inductance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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This calculator gives the reactance and admittance of an inductor or the inductance given the reactance of an inductor

Unit Conversion Calculator

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Convert to and from different units of length, weight, power, temperature and torque

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

Protective Relay Circuits

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

Superconducting Devices

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

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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Logic gate circuits are designed to input and output only two types of…

AC Motor Theory

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Electromechanical watt-hour meters use an aluminum disk that is spun…

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

LED Resistor Calculator

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An LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED and need to know which resistor you should use.

Phase-locked Loops

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Contributors (4)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Averager and Summer Circuits

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If we take three equal resistors and connect one end of each to a…

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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

A Binary Adder

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Suppose we wanted to build a device that could add two binary bits…

Beam Power Tubes

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In the beam power tube, the basic four-element structure of the…

The Command-line Interface

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If you’ve used DOS or UNIX operating systems before in a…