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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…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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Up until this point, our analysis of transistor logic circuits has…

Contributors (13)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Contributors (1)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Likely Failures in Unproven Systems

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“All men are liable to error;” —John Locke Whereas…

Induction Motor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Right Triangle Trigonometry

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  A right triangle is defined as having one angle precisely…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Vol V. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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All About Diodes A diode is an electrical device allowing current to…

Capacitor Impedance Calculator

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This tool calculates a capacitor's reactance for a given capacitance value and signal frequency.

Peak to Peak Voltage Calculator (VP-P)

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This calculator shows the peak-to-peak voltage (VP-P) value from the peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Amplifier Circuits

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Note, Q3 and Q4 in the figure below are complementary, NPN and PNP…

Hysteresis

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Thyristors are a class of semiconductor components exhibiting…

Factorials

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Definition of a Factorial Denoted by the symbol “!” after…

Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Inductors

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! A 5 H inductor is subjected to an electric…

AC Power

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If a sinusoidal voltage is applied to an impedance with a phase angle…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Serial-out

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Serial-in, serial-out shift registers delay data by one clock time for…