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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…

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…

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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This tool is designed to compute for the trace width of a microstrip

Asynchronous Counters

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In the previous section, we saw a circuit using one J-K flip-flop…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

The NOT Gate

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The single-transistor inverter circuit illustrated earlier is actually…

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of an embedded microstrip.

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Enhancement-type IGFETs

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Timer Circuits

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

Square Wave Signals

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It has been found that any repeating, non-sinusoidal waveform can be…

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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Whenever electrons flow through a conductor, a magnetic field will…

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…

Power in Resistive and Reactive AC circuits

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Consider a circuit for a single-phase AC power system, where a 120…

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

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This calculator computes the inductance of a microstrip etched on a PCB.

Thevenin’s Theorem

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Thevenin’s Theorem states that it is possible to simplify any…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Just like voltmeters, ammeters tend to influence the amount of…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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

Nonlinear Resistance

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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

Contributors (11)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…