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Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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The circuit shown here is a four-bit analog-to-digital converter…

Digital Logic Signals

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

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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How is it possible to assign a fixed value of voltage or current (such…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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Connecting digital circuitry to sensor devices is simple if the sensor…

Introduction to Digital Communication

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In the design of large and complex digital systems, it is often…

Binary Math

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

The Exclusive-OR Function: The XOR Gate

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What Is an XOR Gate? One element conspicuously missing from the set of…

The Gated S-R Latch

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It is sometimes useful in logic circuits to have a multivibrator which…

555 Schmitt Trigger

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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

Stepper Motors

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

The NOT Gate

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The single-transistor inverter circuit illustrated earlier is actually…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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

Binary Overflow

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One caveat with signed binary numbers is that of overflow, where the…

Oscillator Circuits

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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Define the following acronyms as they apply to digital logic circuits:…

Analog and Digital Signals

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Instrumentation is a field of study and work centering on measurement…

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Guidelines to Series-Parallel Combination Circuit Analysis The goal of…

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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What does the normal status of an electrical switch refer to?…

Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the inductance of two parallel wires

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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

Slope (integrating) ADC

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So far, we’ve only been able to escape the sheer volume of…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Op-Amp Voltage and Gain Calculator

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A calculator for computing the gain and output voltage of an operational amplifier

Gas Discharge Tubes

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If you’ve ever witnessed a lightning storm, you’ve seen…

Switches

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Multiple-input Gates

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The Use of Logic Gate Inverters and buffers exhaust the possibilities…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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Most ohmmeters of the design shown in the previous section utilize a…

Switch Types

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Though it may seem strange to cover the elementary topic of electrical…

Pi Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a Pi Attenuator.

Positive Feedback

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As we’ve seen, negative feedback is an incredibly useful…

Decibels Equations

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Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

The Importance of Electrical Safety

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

Band-pass Filters

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How to Create Band-pass Filter There are applications where a…

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…

Conductor Ampacity

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The smaller the cross-sectional area of any given wire, the greater…

Capacitors

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Identify some of the different types of capacitors, and their…

Resistance, Reactance, and Impedance

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What will happen to the brightness of the light bulb as the iron core…

AC Commutator Motors

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

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Measurement Circuits

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Figure below shows a photodiode amplifier for measuring low levels of…

Electronics as Science

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Electronics is a science, and a very accessible science at that. With…

Divided Feedback

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If we add a voltage divider to the negative feedback wiring so that…

Basic Voltmeter Use

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

Multimeters

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Seeing as how a common meter movement can be made to function as a…

Contributors (10)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Noninverting Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Impedance Transformation

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Standing waves at the resonant frequency points of an open- or…

Potential Pitfalls

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Fallacious reasoning and poor interpersonal relations account for more…

Counters

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Series and Parallel Component Equivalent Values

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Series and Parallel Resistances     Series and Parallel…

Inductors and Calculus

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Inductors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6-volt output) Two…

Thevenin’s Theorem

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

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

Bandpass Filter Calculator

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This calculates values of the inductance, capacitance of an inductor and capacitor used in a Butterworth LC bandpass filter.

Superposition Theorem

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Superposition theorem is one of those strokes of genius that takes a…