Categories

1-PWM Mode

In partnership with Texas Instruments

This video is an overview of the new 1-PWM Mode for the DRV8305 Brushless DC Motor Driver

A more connected and convenient vehicle

In partnership with Texas Instruments

Our advancements in body electronics, infotainment and telematics technologies have made vehicles…

Brushless DC Motor

Textbook

Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Boolean Algebra

Worksheets - Automotive

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

AC Motor Theory

Worksheets - Automotive

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

Polyphase Motor Design

Textbook

AC Motors Perhaps the most important benefit of polyphase AC power…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

Worksheets - Automotive

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

The Importance of Electrical Safety

Textbook

With this lesson, I hope to avoid a common mistake found in…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

Worksheets - Automotive

Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Linear Computational Circuitry

Worksheets - Automotive

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

Resonance

Worksheets - Automotive

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

Induction Motor

Textbook

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

Automotive Alternator

Textbook

Project Parts and Materials Automotive alternator (one required, but…

Other Specialized Motors

Textbook

Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque to…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

Worksheets - Automotive

What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

Reluctance Motor

Textbook

The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

AC Commutator Motors

Textbook

Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s first job after arriving in America…

DC Generator Theory

Worksheets - Automotive

Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

Textbook

Normally, the rotor windings of a wound rotor induction motor are…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

Textbook

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

Safety Grounding

Worksheets - Automotive

In simple AC power systems, one of the two conductors is typically…

Stepper Motors

Textbook

Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Synchronous Condenser

Textbook

Synchronous motors load the power line with a leading power factor.…

Parallel Resistor-Inductor Circuits

Textbook

Let’s take the same components for our series example circuit…

4-wire Resistance Measurement

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Electromagnet made from experiment…

Wiring Color Codes Infographic

Textbook

Wiring Color Codes Infographic. Released under the Creative Commons…

The Common-gate Amplifier (JFET)

Textbook

RELATED WORKSHEETS: JFET Amplifiers Worksheet

Asynchronous Counters

Textbook

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

Ohm’s Law Practice Worksheet With Answers

Worksheets - Automotive

Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

Textbook

When we store information in some kind of circuit or device, we not…

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

Textbook

Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C: INSULATION TYPE…

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

Tools

This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

What are “Series” and “Parallel” Circuits?

Textbook

Circuits consisting of just one battery and one load resistance are…

TTL NOR and OR gates

Textbook

TTL Circuit Analysis Let’s examine the following TTL circuit and…

Safe Practices

Textbook

If at all possible, shut off the power to a circuit before performing…

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

Worksheets - Automotive

∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (BJT)

Textbook

Like all electrical and electronic components, transistors are limited…

Audio Oscillator

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Three NPN…

The Command-line Interface

Textbook

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

Radicals

Textbook

Definition of a Radical Given the expression where “x” is…

NOR Gate S-R Latch

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Three-phase Transformer Circuits

Textbook

Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

Basic Voltmeter Use

Worksheets - Automotive

What will this voltmeter register when connected to a battery as shown…

The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

Textbook

The “Buffer” Gate

Textbook

If we were to connect two inverter gates together so that the output…

Edge Coupled Microstrip Impedance Calculator

Tools

This tool helps calculate the impedance of an edge coupled microstrip.

Stripline Trace Width Calculator

Tools

A calculator designed to calculate the trace width of a stripline based on the maximum current rating

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

Textbook

Most AC motors are induction motors. Induction motors are favored due…

Building Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits

Textbook

Once again, when building battery/resistor circuits, the student or…

Simple Combination Lock

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Potential Pitfalls

Textbook

Fallacious reasoning and poor interpersonal relations account for more…

Series Batteries

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One 9-volt battery  …

Static Electricity Sensor

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

AC Waveforms

Worksheets - Automotive

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

Design Project: AC-DC Power Supply

Worksheets - Automotive

Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

Worksheets - Automotive

Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (JFET)

Textbook

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

Tools

This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

Worksheets - Automotive

Signal Modulation

Worksheets - Automotive

A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Contributors (16)

Textbook

Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…