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Safe Meter Usage

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Using an electrical meter safely and efficiently is perhaps the most…

Multiple-input Gates

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

Look-up Tables

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Having learned about digital memory devices in the last chapter, we…

Digital Lab - S-R Latch With Enable Input using NAND Gates

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an S-R latch with an enabled input using four NAND gates and learn more about digital circuit functionality.

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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

Karnaugh Mapping

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

Basic Logic Gates

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Identify the type of logic gate shown in this schematic diagram, and…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

CMOS Logic Gates

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

The “Buffer” Gate

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

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of…

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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

Boolean Algebraic Properties

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Another type of mathematical identity, called a “property”…

Digital Lab - S-R Flip-flop Using NAND Gates

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an edge-triggered S-R flip-flop, learn the difference between a latch and a flip-flop, and experience how a switch bounce can cause logic errors.

Boolean Arithmetic

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Let us begin our exploration of Boolean algebra by adding numbers…

Half-Adder

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As a first example of useful combinational logic, let’s build a…

The NOT Gate

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The single-transistor inverter circuit illustrated earlier is actually…

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

Boolean Relationships on Venn Diagrams

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The fourth example has A partially overlapping B. Though, we will…

Full-Adder

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The half-adder is extremely useful until you want to add more than one…

Logic Simplification With Karnaugh Maps

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The logic simplification examples that we have done so far could have…

Digital Lab - Introduction

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In this collection of hands-on electronics experiments, build and test digital circuits and learn the fundamentals of digital logic circuits, including gates, counters, logic levels, hysteresis, memory, and more.

Gate Universality

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

555 Lab - Advanced Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a red LED flasher with a transistor drive to control the current and learn how to use transistors to provide current gain and how to limit LED current.

Multiple-input Gates

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

Binary Math

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

A Binary Adder

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

Ring Counters

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If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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If a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal is sent to a passive…

The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

Latch Circuits

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

TTL Logic Gates

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

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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In ladder logic symbolism, an electromechanical relay coil is shown as…

Computational Circuits

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When someone mentions the word “computer,” a digital…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

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A common topology for DC-AC power converter circuits uses a pair of…

Microprocessors

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Early computer science pioneers such as Alan Turing and John Von…

Inductor Voltage and Current Relationship

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

Phase-locked Loops

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Control Circuits

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Boolean Relationships on Venn Diagrams

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The fourth example has A partially overlapping B. Though, we will…

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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All About Diodes A diode is an electrical device allowing current to…

Mutual Inductors

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Mutual inductors are inductors that capitalize the effect of mutual…

Numbers versus Numeration

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It is imperative to understand that the type of numeration system used…

Intro Lab - Circuit With a Switch

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will control a light with a switch and learn the basics of connecting toggle (on/off) switches into circuits.

The Triode

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De Forest’s Audion tube came to be known as the triode tube…

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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

Table (landscape view)

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Periodic table of chemical elements.

T-Match Impedance Matching Circuits

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A tool designed to compute the values to be used in a T-match Impedance Circuit

Gate Universality

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

The Common-source Amplifier (JFET)

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Regulated Power Sources

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

Oscillator Circuits

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

Building Resistor Circuits Using Breadboards, Perfboards, and Terminal Strips

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Over the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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It is a common phenomenon for the electrical resistance of a substance…

Circuit Effects

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The principle of non-sinusoidal, repeating waveforms being equivalent…

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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