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CMOS Logic Gates

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

555 Audio Oscillator

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

Asynchronous Counters

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

Tracking ADC

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A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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

Networks and Busses

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

Ring Counters

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

Digital Communication

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

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

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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

Digital Logic Signals

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

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Stepper Motors

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

Shift Registers

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

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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

High-Reliability Circuits

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

TTL NOR and OR gates

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

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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Now we can proceed to studying specific types of digital storage…

Logic Simplification With Karnaugh Maps

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The logic simplification examples that we have done so far could have…

Using Multiple Combinational Circuits

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As an example of using several circuits together, we are going to make…

A Binary Adder

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

Sum and Product Notation

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

The D Latch

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

Binary Math Circuits

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Add the following binary numbers:

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,…

TTL Logic Gates

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

Quantum Devices

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

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

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

Digital Display Circuits

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

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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

Gate Universality

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

Digital Ramp ADC

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Also known as the stairstep-ramp, or simply counter A/D converter,…

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

Safe Meter Usage

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

Capacitor Types

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

Look-up Tables

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

High-pass Filters

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

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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

Four-Channel Audio Mixer

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A very common misconception students have about potentiometers is the…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Basic Logic Gates

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

Other Specialized Motors

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Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque to…

pH Measurement

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A very important measurement in many liquid chemical processes…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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In the common-emitter section of this chapter, we saw a SPICE analysis…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (BJT)

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Like all electrical and electronic components, transistors are limited…

Superconductivity

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Conductors lose all of their electrical resistance when cooled to…

The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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Inductance

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! One of the fundamental principles of…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Electronics as Science

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Electronics is a science, and a very accessible science at that. With…