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Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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

Digital Display Circuits

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

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

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

Why digital?

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Although many textbooks provide good introductions to digital memory…

Latch Circuits

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

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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

Synchronous Counters

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

CMOS Logic Gates

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

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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

Ring Counters

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

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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

The J-K Flip-Flop

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

Introduction to Digital Communication

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

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Finite State Machines

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

Basic Logic Gates

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

Binary Count Sequence

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If we examine a four-bit binary count sequence from 0000 to 1111, a…

Boolean Algebraic Properties

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Another type of mathematical identity, called a “property”…

Logic Simplification With Karnaugh Maps

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

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Digital Communication

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

Demultiplexers

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A demultiplexer, sometimes abbreviated dmux, is a circuit that has one…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

DeMorgan’s Theorems

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A mathematician named DeMorgan developed a pair of important rules…

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

Delta-Sigma ADC

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

Motor Control Circuits

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The interlock contacts installed in the previous section’s motor…

Counters

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

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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Connecting digital circuitry to sensor devices is simple if the sensor…

Simple Combination Lock

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Decoder

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A decoder is a circuit that changes a code into a set of signals. It…

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

Capacitor Impedance Calculator

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This tool calculates a capacitor's reactance for a given capacitance value and signal frequency.

Why digital?

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Although many textbooks provide good introductions to digital memory…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…

Bridged-Tee Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a bridged-tee attenuator.

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Resistors Types

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These are the most common types of resistors available. Resistors…

Contributors (8)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Characteristic Impedance

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Note the “50 ohm” rating printed on the jacket of the cable. What…

Scientific Notation and Metric Prefixes

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Write the following exponential expressions in expanded form: 101 =…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Every meter impacts the circuit it is measuring to some extent, just…

Boolean Relationships on Venn Diagrams

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The fourth example has A partially overlapping B. Though, we will…

Inductance

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

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Learning Objectives Rheostat use Wiring a potentiometer as a rheostat…

Analysis Options

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AC ANALYSIS: General form: .ac [curve] [points] [start] [final]…

Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

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A very useful tool for observing rotating objects is a strobe light.…

Introduction to AC Circuits

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“AC” stands for Alternating Current, which can refer to…

Properties of Exponents

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Product of Powers Property am an = am+n   Power of a Product…