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Boolean Algebra

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Karnaugh Maps, Truth Tables, and Boolean Expressions

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Who Developed the Karnaugh Map? Maurice Karnaugh, a…

Safe Meter Usage

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

High-Reliability Circuits

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Encoders and Decoders

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

Diode Switching Circuits

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

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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Simple Combination Lock

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

Counters

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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…

Boolean Relationships on Venn Diagrams

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

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

The “Buffer” Gate

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

NAND Gate S-R Enabled Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

NOR Gate S-R Latch

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

Multiplexers

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

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Digital Logic Signals

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

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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So far we have been finding Sum-Of-Product (SOP) solutions to logic…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Basic Gate Function

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Parts and Materials 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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What does the normal status of an electrical switch refer to?…

A Binary Adder

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

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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The 555 IC

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

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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Quantum Devices

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

Latch Circuits

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

TTL Logic Gates

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

3-bit Binary Counter

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

Sum and Product Notation

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For reference, this section introduces the terminology used in some…

Larger 5 & 6-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Larger Karnaugh maps reduce larger logic designs. How large is large…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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

Wires and Connections

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Older electrical schematics showed connecting wires crossing, while…

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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

Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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The Maximum Power Transfer Theorem is not so much a means of analysis…

Numeration Systems

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Digital computers communicate with external devices through ports:…

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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Attenuators

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What is Attenuators? Attenuators are passive devices. It is…

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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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

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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Capacitive Reactance

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Counters

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What are “Series” and “Parallel” Circuits?

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Circuits consisting of just one battery and one load resistance are…

Fundamentals of SPICE programming

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Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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A parallel circuit is often called a current divider for its ability…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (BJT)

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Like all electrical and electronic components, transistors are limited…

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

The Cascode Amplifier

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While the C-B (common-base) amplifier is known for wider bandwidth…