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Programmable Logic Technology

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

Slope (integrating) ADC

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

The Exclusive-OR Function: The XOR Gate

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

Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Vol III. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Sum-of-Products and Product-of-Sums Expressions

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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The term “combinational” comes to us from mathematics. In…

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

Counters

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

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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

Latch Circuits

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What do you think this logic buffer gate will do, with the output…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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A microcontroller is a specialized type of digital computer used to…

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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Logic gate circuits are designed to input and output only two types of…

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Knowing how to generate Gray code should allow us to build larger…

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

A Binary Adder

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Suppose we wanted to build a device that could add two binary bits…

Demultiplexers

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A demultiplexer, sometimes abbreviated dmux, is a circuit that has…

Octal and Hexadecimal Numeration

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Because binary numeration requires so many bits to represent…

Wavelength (TEM) Calculator

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This calculator determines the wavelength of a signal given the frequency and dielectric constant.

LED Resistor Calculator

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An LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED and need to know which resistor you should use.

Counters

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

Rules for Limits

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Potentiometer as a Voltage Divider

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Carbon pencil “lead” for…

Basic Ammeter Use

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Show how this ammeter would be connected to the light bulb circuit to…

Static Electricity Sensor

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

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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

Binary Addition

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The Rules of Binary Addition Adding binary numbers is a very simple…

Inductors

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Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Design Project: Sensitive Audio Detector

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The choice of step-down transformers to use in a project such as this…

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…

High-pass Filters

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A high-pass filter’s task is just the opposite of a low-pass…

Voltage and Current

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As was previously mentioned, we need more than just a continuous path…

Design Project: Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Signal Generator

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What shape of voltage waveform would you expect to measure (using an…

Timer Circuits

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

Active Filters

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

Design Project: Audio Power Amplifier

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Explain how the microphone in your amplifier works. How, exactly, does…

Balanced Attenuator Calculator

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This balanced attenuator calculator helps you determine the resistor (R1) values for a balanced attenuator.

IC Fabrication and Packaging

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What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What…

The Importance of Electrical Safety

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

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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

Basic Algebra and Graphing for Electric Circuits

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Many different equations used in the analysis of electric circuits may…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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A practical application of switch and relay logic is in control…

Precise Diode Circuits

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

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Simple Series Resonance

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A similar effect happens in series inductive/capacitive circuits.…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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

Active Loads in Amplifier Circuits

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We know that the current in a series circuit may be calculated with…

Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator

Tools

This calculator will determine the correct antenna downtilt angle given the heights of the antennas and distance between them.

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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

Contributors (3)

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<p> Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological…

Microstrip Wavelength Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the guided wavelength inside a microstrip.

Multiplexers

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A multiplexer, abbreviated mux, is a device that has multiple inputs…

Elementary Amplifier Theory

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Fundamentally, an amplifier is a device that takes in a low-power…

Characteristic Impedance

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Note the “50 ohm” rating printed on the jacket of the cable. What…