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Diode Switching Circuits

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

Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Serial-out (PISO) Conversion

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Parallel-in/ serial-out shift registers do everything that the…

Gate Universality

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

Switch Types

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

Digital Logic Signals

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

The Exclusive-OR Function: The XOR Gate

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What Is an XOR Gate? One element conspicuously missing from the set of…

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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Safe Meter Usage

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

Digital Display Circuits

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

Basic Logic Gates

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

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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

LED Sequencer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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Input Voltages for Logic Gates Logic gate circuits are designed to…

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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

Converting Truth Tables into Boolean Expressions

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In designing digital circuits, the designer often begins with a truth…

Multiple-input Gates

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

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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

Counters

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Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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

Basic Logic Gates

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

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

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

Larger 5 & 6-variable Karnaugh Maps

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

Delta-Sigma ADC

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

Flip-Flop Circuits

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The “Buffer” Gate

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

Safe Meter Usage

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

Memory Devices

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Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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Input Voltages for Logic Gates Logic gate circuits are designed to…

Design Project: Logic Probe

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What factors determine where potentiometers Rpot1 and Rpot2 must be…

Special-output Gates

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Complementary Output Gates It is sometimes desirable to have a logic…

Binary Math

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

Shift Registers

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CMOS Logic Gates

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Ohmmeter Usage

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Parts and Materials Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted resistors…

The 555 IC

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

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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NAND Gate S-R Enabled Latch

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

The Cascode Amplifier

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

Introduction to Junction Field-effect Transistors (JFET)

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A transistor is a linear semiconductor device that controls current…

Arithmetic Properties

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Associative Property In addition and multiplication, terms may be…

Decibels Equations

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Lock-out / Tag-out

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In this motor control circuit, how would you ensure that there is no…

AC Resistor Circuits (Capacitive)

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Pure resistive AC circuit: voltage and current are in phase.  …

Inductive Reactance

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Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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When we store information in some kind of circuit or device, we not…

Capacitor Charging and Discharging

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Capacitor Charging and Discharging Experiment Parts and Materials To…

AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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What is an Operational Amplifier (Op-amp)? Operational Amplifiers,…

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Stripline Trace Width Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the trace width of a stripline based on the maximum current rating

Physical Effects of Electricity

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Certain substances are known to physically deform (shorten or…

Differential Equations

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As opposed to normal equations where the solution is a number, a…

Flash ADC

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Also called the parallel A/D converter, this circuit is the simplest…

Parallel Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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Let’s take the same components for our series example circuit…

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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High-pass Filters

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A high-pass filter’s task is just the opposite of a low-pass…