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The “Buffer” Gate

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

Digital Ramp ADC

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Also known as the stairstep-ramp, or simply counter A/D converter,…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Parallel-out (SIPO) Conversion

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A serial-in, parallel-out shift register is similar to the serial-in,…

Gate Universality

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NAND and NOR gates possess a special property: they are universal.…

Binary Subtraction

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We can subtract one binary number from another by using the standard…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Boolean Algebra

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Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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So far, we’ve studied both S-R and D latch circuits with enable…

7-segment Display

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4511 BCD-to-7seg latch/decoder/driver (Radio…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Asynchronous Flip-Flop Inputs

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The normal data inputs to a flip flop (D, S and R, or J and K) are…

NAND Gate S-R Enabled Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

TTL NAND and AND gates

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Suppose we altered our basic open-collector inverter circuit, adding a…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Design Project: Logic Probe

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What factors determine where potentiometers Rpot1 and Rpot2 must be…

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

Digital Logic Signals

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A rheostat (variable resistor) and a switch are both examples of…

Binary Count Sequence

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If we examine a four-bit binary count sequence from 0000 to 1111, a…

High-Reliability Circuits

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Programmable Logic Controllers

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The Programmable Logic Controller, or PLC, was invented in the late…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

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Series Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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In the last section, we learned what would happen in simple…

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

How to Build a Current Mirror Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS   Two NPN transistors—models 2N2222 or…

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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In electric circuits, the three basic quantities are voltage (E or V),…

Bit Grouping

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The singular reason for learning and using the binary numeration…

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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

Rectifier Circuits

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What is Rectification? Now we come to the most popular application of…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Conventional Versus Electron Flow

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“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of…

High-Reliability Circuits

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Rectangle Loop Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a rectangle loop.

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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Reactive Power We know that reactive loads such as inductors and…

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

Rectifier Circuits

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Flash ADC

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Also called the parallel A/D converter, this circuit is the simplest…

Safety Grounding

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

Contributors (16)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Rectifying Diodes

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Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of analysis solves for unknown voltages at…

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

Phase-locked Loops

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Critical Temperatures for Superconductors

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Critical temperatures given in Kelvins Material Element/Alloy…

Regulated Power Sources

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Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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So far we have been finding Sum-Of-Product (SOP) solutions to logic…

Sum and Product Notation

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For reference, this section introduces the terminology used in some…

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

Series and Parallel Component Equivalent Values

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Series and parallel resistances Series and parallel inductances…

Op-Amp Data

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Parametrical data for all semiconductor op-amp models except the…

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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

CMOS Logic Gates

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Potentiometers

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Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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Up to this point we have considered logic reduction problems where…

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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