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Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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

Programmable Logic Controllers

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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

Asynchronous Counters

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

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Digital Display Circuits

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

Tracking ADC

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

TTL NAND and AND gates

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Suppose we altered our basic open-collector inverter circuit, adding a…

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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So far we have been finding Sum-Of-Product (SOP) solutions to logic…

Binary Count Sequence

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

The 555 IC

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The 555 integrated circuit is the most popular chip ever…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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

Vol III. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Full-Adder

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

Decimal versus Binary Numeration

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

Boolean Arithmetic

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

Larger 5 & 6-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Larger Karnaugh maps reduce larger logic designs. How large is large…

Look-up Tables

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

Simple Combination Lock

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

DIP Gate Packaging

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Digital logic gate circuits are manufactured as integrated circuits:…

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

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

The Quadratic Formula

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Switches, Hand Actuated

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Automotive Alternator

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

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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

Motor Control Circuits

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

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

The Cascode Amplifier

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While the C-B (common-base) amplifier is known for wider bandwidth…

The DIAC

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Like all diodes, Shockley diodes are unidirectional devices; that is,…

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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The field effect transistor was proposed by Julius Lilienfeld in US…

Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Electromagnet made from experiment…

PC Oscilloscope

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…

Safe Practices

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If at all possible, shut off the power to a circuit before performing…

Boolean Algebra

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

Scientific Notation in SPICE

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The SPICE circuit simulation computer program uses scientific notation…

Introduction to Digital Communication

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Active-mode Operation (IGFET)

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Series and Parallel Capacitors

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When capacitors are connected in series, the total capacitance is…

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,…