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CMOS Gate Circuitry

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Up until this point, our analysis of transistor logic circuits has…

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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The purpose of the parallel-in/ parallel-out shift register is to take…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

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

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

Counters

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Ring Counters

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

Finite State Machines

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Up to now, every circuit that was presented was a combinatorial…

Circuit Simplification Examples

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

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Simple Combination Lock

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

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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So far, we’ve studied both S-R and D latch circuits with enable…

Servo Motor Systems

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

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

DIP Gate Packaging

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Digital logic gate circuits are manufactured as integrated circuits:…

Binary Math Circuits

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Add the following binary numbers:

Shift Registers

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Diode Switching Circuits

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Diodes can perform switching and digital logic operations. Forward and…

Logic Simplification With Karnaugh Maps

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

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

Digital Logic Signals

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

Analog and Digital Signals

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

The NOT Gate

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The single-transistor inverter circuit illustrated earlier is actually…

Switch Types

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

The 555 IC

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

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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

The J-K Flip-Flop

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

Digital Logic With Feedback

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With simple gate and combinational logic circuits, there is a definite…

Memory Devices

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TTL NAND and AND gates

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Suppose we altered our basic open-collector inverter circuit, adding a…

Shift Registers

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Stepper Motors

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Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Encoders and Decoders

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

Decimal versus Binary Numeration

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Let’s count from zero to twenty using four different kinds of…

Vol III. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Ring Counters

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

Current Divider

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (JFET)

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Power Measurement

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Power measurement in AC circuits can be quite a bit more complex than…

Autotransformers

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How much voltage is there between the following pairs of points in…

Ohm’s Law

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For a given amount of water pressure, which will flow a greater rate…

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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Capacitors, like all electrical components, have limitations that must…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

AC Commutator Motors

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

Series R, L, and C

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Let’s take the following example circuit and analyze it:  …

Look-up Tables

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

555 Monostable Multivibrator

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

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Kirchhoff’s Current Law (KCL)

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What Is Kirchhoff’s Current Law? Kirchhoff’s Current Law,…

Enhancement-type IGFETs

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Superposition Theorem

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Superconductivity

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Conductors lose all of their electrical resistance when cooled to…

Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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There are circumstances when you may need to analyze a DC reactive…

Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems

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Suppose a 12 volt lead-acid battery has an internal resistance of 20…

Logarithms for Analog Circuits

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The concept of a mathematical power is familiar to most students of…

Potato Battery

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One large potato One lemon (optional) Strip of…