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Digital Logic Signals

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Flip-Flop Circuits

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Successive Approximation ADC

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

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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555 Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 0.1 µF,…

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Digital Communication

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Shift Registers

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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…

The S-R Latch

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

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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Shift registers, like counters, are a form of sequential logic.…

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

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.

Networks and Busses

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

Memory Devices

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Octal and Hexadecimal Numeration

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Because binary numeration requires so many bits to represent…

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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

Digital Logic Functions

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

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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

555 Monostable Multivibrator

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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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…

Finite-state Machine

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

Boolean Algebra

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Digital Logic Signals

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

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.

Basic Gate Function

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

Flash ADC

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

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

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

LED Sequencer

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

TTL NOR and OR gates

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TTL Circuit Analysis Let’s examine the following TTL circuit and…

Delta-Sigma ADC

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

Half-Adder

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As a first example of useful combinational logic, let’s build a…

Sum and Product Notation

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Switch Types

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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The Common-source Amplifier (JFET)

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Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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Because it takes energy to force charge to flow against the opposition…

Ohm’s Law Calculator

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Calculate circuit parameters using Ohm's Law

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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Amplifier Gain

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The Voltage Gain Because amplifiers have the ability to increase the…

Boolean Algebra

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Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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The Unijunction Transistor (UJT)

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Unijunction transistor: Although a unijunction transistor is not a…

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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

Transistors, Insulated-gate Field-effect (IGFET or MOSFET)

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We have the symbols for depletion mode and enhancement mode MOSFETs -…

Automotive Alternator

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Project Parts and Materials Automotive alternator (one required, but…

Polyphase Motor Design

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AC Motors Perhaps the most important benefit of polyphase AC power…

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Time Constant Equations

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Value of time constant in series RC and RL circuits   Time…

Introduction to Digital Communication

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In the design of large and complex digital systems, it is often…

Safe Meter Usage

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