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Programmable Logic Controllers

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The Programmable Logic Controller, or PLC, was invented in the late…

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

DeMorgan’s Theorems

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A mathematician named DeMorgan developed a pair of important rules…

Karnaugh Maps, Truth Tables, and Boolean Expressions

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Who Developed the Karnaugh Map? Maurice Karnaugh, a…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Special-output Gates

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

Octal and Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion

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Although the prime intent of octal and hexadecimal numeration systems…

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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

Basic Logic Gates

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

Shift Registers

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

Why digital?

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Although many textbooks provide good introductions to digital memory…

The R/2nR DAC: Binary-Weighted-Input Digital-to-Analog Converter

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What Is a R/2nR DAC Circuit? The R/2nR DAC circuit, otherwise known as…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Serial-out

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

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Logic Simplification With Karnaugh Maps

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

Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

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Digital circuits are circuits dealing with signals restricted to the…

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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

Full-Adder

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

Venn Diagrams and Sets

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Mathematicians use Venn diagrams to show the logical relationships of…

555 Schmitt Trigger

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

Binary Math Circuits

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Add the following binary numbers:

Network Topology

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Point-to-Point Connecting two digital devices with a network, would…

Induction Motor, Large

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

General Troubleshooting Tips

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When first approaching a failed or otherwise misbehaving system, the…

Decimal versus Binary Numeration

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Let’s count from zero to twenty using four different kinds of…

The Shockley Diode

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Our exploration of thyristors begins with a device called the…

A Binary Adder

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

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

Permanent Magnets

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Centuries ago, it was discovered that certain types of mineral rock…

Time Constant Circuits

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

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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

Reflection Attenuator Calculator

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

Boolean Arithmetic

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Let us begin our exploration of Boolean algebra by adding numbers…

Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Measurements of AC Magnitude

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So far we know that AC voltage alternates in polarity and AC current…

Induction Motor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…