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DIP Gate Packaging

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Digital logic gate circuits are manufactured as integrated circuits:…

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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At first it may seem pointless to have the four buffer gates following…

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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

Servo Motor Systems

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

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Light-Pulse Switch

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

Switch Types

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

Analog and Digital Signals

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

Gate Universality

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

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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Perhaps the most important consideration of an ADC is its resolution.…

Delta-Sigma ADC

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One of the more advanced ADC technologies is the so-called…

Digital Logic Functions

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We can construct simple logic functions for our hypothetical lamp…

Relay Construction

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An electric current through a conductor will produce a magnetic field…

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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

Motor Control Circuits

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The interlock contacts installed in the previous section’s motor…

Simple Combination Lock

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

Introduction to Digital Communication

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

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,…

Microprocessors

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

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Memory Devices

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

NOR Gate S-R Latch

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

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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This calculator computes for the output pulse width of a 555 timer monostable circuit

Ohmmeter Usage

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Parts and Materials Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted resistors…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

Sound Cancellation

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Two audio speakers…

Static Electricity

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It was discovered centuries ago that certain types of materials would…

Venn Diagrams and Sets

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Mathematicians use Venn diagrams to show the logical relationships of…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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

Oscillator Circuits

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

Gate Universality

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

Voltage Signal Systems

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The use of variable voltage for instrumentation signals seems a rather…

Solving Simultaneous Equations: The Substitution Method and the Addition Method

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What are Simultaneous Equations and Systems of Equations? The terms…

Analog and Digital Signals

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

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

The common-drain Amplifier (JFET)

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Coax Inductance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the inductance of a coaxial cable.

The TRIAC

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SCRs are unidirectional (one-way) current devices, making them useful…

CMOS Logic Gates

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

Current Divider Circuits

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

Current Signal Systems

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Current Source It is possible through the use of electronic amplifiers…

Sequences

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Arithmetic sequences An arithmetic sequence is a series of numbers…