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What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

Voltage Signal Systems

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The use of variable voltage for instrumentation signals seems a rather…

Shift Registers

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

AC Network Analysis

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

Electrical Signal Types

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

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Delta-Sigma ADC

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

Digital Ramp ADC

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

Successive Approximation ADC

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

AC Lab - Signal and Noise Coupling

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, power a DC motor through a multi-conductor cable to learn how AC signals are coupled between conductors and how to mitigate noise coupling.

Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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In the chapter on mixed-frequency signals, we explored the concept of…

Why digital?

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Although many textbooks provide good introductions to digital memory…

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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Input Voltages for Logic Gates Logic gate circuits are designed to…

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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It is a common phenomenon for the electrical resistance of a substance…

AC Lab - Musical Keyboard as a Signal Generator

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, an electronic musical keyboard will be used as a variable-frequency AC signal generator to learn the difference between AC amplitude and frequency.

The R/2R DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

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The R/2R DAC circuit is an alternative to the binary-weighted-input…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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

Si Lab - Full-wave Bridge Rectifier With Output Filtering

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In this hands-on semiconductor experiment, build an improved full-wave rectifier with output filtering and learn about capacitive filtering in AC-to-DC power converters.

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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

Design Project: Event Counter

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If your event sensing switch is mechanical in nature, you will likely…

Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

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

T-Pad Attenuator Calculator

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

Octal and Hexadecimal Numeration

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Because binary numeration requires so many bits to represent…

DC Transducers

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Research and describe what the Hall effect is, and list some practical…

What is the Relationship Between Conductance and Resistance?

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The concept and measurement units of resistance are most often used…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Look-up Tables

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

Temperature Coefficients of Resistance Table

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Temperature coefficient (α) per degree C: Material Element/Alloy…

Scientific Notation

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In many disciplines of science and engineering, very large and very…

AC Generator Theory

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If an electric current is passed through this wire, which direction…

Inductance

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

More on Spectrum Analysis

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Computerized Fourier analysis, particularly in the form of the FFT…

Calculating Electric Power

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Learn the Power Formula We’ve seen the formula for determining…

Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator

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This calculator will determine the correct antenna downtilt angle given the heights of the antennas and distance between them.

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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What is an Operational Amplifier (Op-amp)? Operational Amplifiers,…

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one that monitors the current, voltage,…

Fundamentals of SPICE programming

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Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

Optothyristors

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Like bipolar transistors, SCRs and TRIACs are also manufactured as…

Circuits and the Speed of Light

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Suppose we had a simple one-battery, one-lamp circuit controlled by a…

Basic Ammeter Use

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Show how this ammeter would be connected to the light bulb circuit to…

SPICE Simulation of Series and Parallel Circuits

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Previously, we examined series circuits and parallel circuits using…

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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Suppose we wished to measure the resistance of some component located…

Magnetism

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A permanent magnet is a device that retains a magnetic field without…

Convert MCD to Lumens

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This calculator is useful for calculating the luminous flux for LEDs where the angle is known.

EIRP Calculator

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A helpful tool for computing the Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) of an antenna

Negative Binary Numbers

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With addition being easily accomplished, we can perform the operation…

Analog Lab - High-impedance Voltmeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a high-impedance voltmeter and learn about circuit loading and how to use op amps to reduce loading effects.

Si Lab - Simple Op Amp

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a custom operational amplifier (op amp) and learn about the application of current mirrors and the use of negative feedback in op amp circuits.

Digital Logic Functions

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

Safety Grounding

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In simple AC power systems, one of the two conductors is typically…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Resistance

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The circuit in the previous section is not a very practical one. In…

Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)

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The Insulated-Gate Field-Effect Transistor (IGFET), also known as…

Impedance

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

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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

Intro Lab - Ohm’s Law

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Project Overview This project employs all of the skills…

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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