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

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A serial-in, parallel-out shift register is similar to the serial-in,…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

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.

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Serial-out

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Serial-in, serial-out shift registers delay data by one clock time for…

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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

Successive Approximation ADC

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One method of addressing the digital ramp ADC’s shortcomings is…

Digital Logic Functions

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We can construct a simple logic functions for our hypothetical lamp…

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Latch Circuits

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

Flip-Flop Circuits

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NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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

The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

Synchronous Counters

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What is a Synchronous Counter? A synchronous counter, in contrast to…

Boolean Algebra

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The J-K Flip-Flop

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Digital Communication

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Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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

555 Schmitt Trigger

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

Boolean Algebra

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Stepper Motors

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Asynchronous Counters

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In the previous section, we saw a circuit using one J-K flip-flop that…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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

Flip-Flop Circuits

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7-segment Display

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4511 BCD-to-7seg latch/decoder/driver (Radio…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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

The J-K Flip-Flop

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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

The D Latch

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Since the enable input on a gated S-R latch provides a way to latch…

Asynchronous Flip-Flop Inputs

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The normal data inputs to a flip flop (D, S and R, or J and K) are…

Monostable Multivibrators

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We’ve already seen one example of a monostable multivibrator in…

Switch Types

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

Phase Rotation

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Three-Phase Alternator Let’s take the three-phase alternator…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

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If we take the equivalent circuit of an SCR and add another external…

Trigonometry for AC Circuits

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Identify which trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, or tangent) are…

Contributors (12)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Introduction to Electron Tubes

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An often neglected area of study in modern electronics is that of…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Peak to Peak Voltage Calculator (VP-P)

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This calculator shows the peak-to-peak voltage (VP-P) value from the peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Knowing how to generate Gray code should allow us to build larger…

Electrons and “holes’’

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Pure semiconductors are relatively good insulators as compared with…

LC Tank Circuit Resonance Calculator

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This calculator computes the resonant frequency of a parallel inductor and capacitor "tank" circuit.

Reflection Attenuator Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the value of resistance R1 in a reflection attenuator.

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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Resonance in a Tank Circuit A condition of resonance will be…

Safe Circuit Design

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As we saw earlier, a power system with no secure connection to earth…

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

Summary of Filters

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As lengthy as this chapter has been up to this point, it only begins…

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

Quantum Devices

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