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Boolean Arithmetic

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

Boolean Algebraic Identities

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In mathematics, an identity is a statement true for all possible…

Boolean Algebra

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Light-Pulse Switch

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

Multiple-input Gates

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

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

Boolean Algebraic Properties

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

Basic Logic Gates

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

Design Project: Logic Probe

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What factors determine where potentiometers Rpot1 and Rpot2 must be…

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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

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

Shift Registers

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Flip-Flop Circuits

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Switch Types

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

Introduction to Boolean Algebra

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Mathematical rules are based on the defining limits we place on the…

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

High-Reliability Circuits

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Circuit Simplification Examples

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Let’s begin with a semiconductor gate circuit in need of…

Counters

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Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

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Digital circuits are circuits dealing with signals restricted to the…

Negative Binary Numbers

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With addition being easily accomplished, we can perform the operation…

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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

The 555 IC

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The 555 integrated circuit is the most popular chip ever manufactured.…

Ring Counters

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

Gate Universality

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

555 Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 0.1 µF,…

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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

Look-up Tables

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

3-bit Binary Counter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 555 timer IC (Radio Shack catalog # 276-1723) One…

555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

Stepper Motors

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Demultiplexers

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

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Quantum Devices

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Most integrated circuits are digital, based on MOS (CMOS) transistors.…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

From Electric to Electronic

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Introduction This third volume of the book series Lessons In Electric…

Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Wire-by-Number project: simple voltage divider Description: Build a…

Digital Display Circuits

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

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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Class B BJT Amplifiers

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Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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

Combination Tubes

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Similar in thought to the idea of the integrated circuit, tube…

Thevenin’s Theorem

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

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

AC Inductor Circuits

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Resistors vs. Inductors Inductors do not behave the same way as…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Practical Power Factor Correction

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When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

Rules for Limits

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Audio detector with headphones Electromagnet coil…

The “Buffer” Gate

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

Electromagnetism Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Magnetic compass Small permanent…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Symmetric Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a symmetric stripline.