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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…

Digital Logic With Feedback

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

Circuit Simplification Examples

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

Digital Lab - S-R Latch With Enable Input using NAND Gates

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an S-R latch with an enabled input using four NAND gates and learn more about digital circuit functionality.

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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

Full-Adder

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The half-adder is extremely useful until you want to add more than one…

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

Finite State Machines

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

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

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Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Digital Lab - 10-bit Flashing LED Sequencer

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build and test an automated circuit that sequentially flashes 10 LED, and learn about counters, frequency dividers, and switch debouncing.

Special-output Gates

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

Look-up Tables

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

The J-K Flip-Flop

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

Servo Motor Systems

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

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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

Digital Lab - S-R Flip-flop Using NAND Gates

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an edge-triggered S-R flip-flop, learn the difference between a latch and a flip-flop, and experience how a switch bounce can cause logic errors.

CMOS Logic Gates

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

Diode Switching Circuits

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

Why digital?

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Although many textbooks provide good introductions to digital memory…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Digital Communication

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

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Servo Motor Systems

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

Flash ADC

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

Finite-state Machine

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Feedback is a fascinating engineering principle. It can turn a rather…

Design Project: Power Inverter

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A common topology for DC-AC power converter circuits uses a pair of…

The R/2R DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

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The R/2R DAC circuit is an alternative to the binary-weighted-input…

Binary Math Circuits

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Add the following binary numbers:

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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

Counters

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

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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How is it possible to assign a fixed value of voltage or current (such…

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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

Multiplexers

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

Ring Counters

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…

Capacitor Types

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A capacitor is a passive two-terminal electronic component that…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a wire microstrip.

Diodes

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A diode is an electronics component made from a combination of a…

Tachogenerators

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An electromechanical generator is a device capable of producing…

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

Attenuators

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

pH Measurement

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A very important measurement in many liquid chemical processes…

Rectifier Circuits

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What is Rectification? Now we come to the most popular application of…

Contributors (14)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

What is Norton’s Theorem and the Norton Equivalent Circuit?

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This article explains the step-by-step process for determining the…

The R/2R DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

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The R/2R DAC circuit is an alternative to the binary-weighted-input…

Phase-locked Loops

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Impedance

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

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

AC Lab - Introduction

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In this series of hands-on electronics experiments, build alternating current (AC) circuits and learn about basic electrical engineering circuit concepts, including transformers, motors, phase shifts, signal coupling, and noise cancellation.

Troubleshooting Series and Parallel Circuits

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The jobs of electronics engineers and technicians frequently entail…

Susceptance and Admittance

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What is Conductance? In the study of DC circuits, the student of…