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Example Circuits and Netlists

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The following circuits are pre-tested netlists for SPICE 2g6, complete…

A Very Simple Circuit

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Parts and Materials 6-volt battery 6-volt incandescent lamp Jumper…

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a wire microstrip.

Inductors

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Analysis Options

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

Fundamentals of SPICE programming

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Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute for the inductance of an edge coupled trace.

Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a microstrip.

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…

Resistors Types

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Broadside Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a broadside coupled stripline.

Wire Stripline Impedance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the impedance of a wire stripline.

Edge Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the impedance of an edge coupled stripline.

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

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This calculator computes the inductance of a microstrip etched on a PCB.

Switches, Electrically Actuated (Relays)

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Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the characteristic impedance of a twisted-pair cable

Broadside Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a broadside coupled trace.

Numbers and Symbols

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The expression of numerical quantities is something we tend to take…

Edge Coupled Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This tool helps calculate the impedance of an edge coupled microstrip.

T-Match Impedance Matching Circuits

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A tool designed to compute the values to be used in a T-match Impedance Circuit

Binary Math Circuits

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Add the following binary numbers:

Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

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Computers can be powerful tools if used properly, especially in the…

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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When a transistor is in the fully-off state (like an open switch), it…

Simple Op-Amp

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Four NPN…

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Time Constant Circuits

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Generally speaking, how many “time constants” worth of time does…

Phase-Locked Loops

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This is a schematic for a simple VCO: The oscillator is of the RC…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Slope (integrating) ADC

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So far, we’ve only been able to escape the sheer volume of…

Resonance in Series-Parallel Circuits

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In simple reactive circuits with little or no resistance, the effects…

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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The term “combinational” comes to us from mathematics. In…

Power Measurement

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Power measurement in AC circuits can be quite a bit more complex than…

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

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Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

555 Monostable Multivibrator

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

Contributors (10)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

What is a Meter?

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A meter is any device built to accurately detect and display an…

Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…

Ohmmeter Usage

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Parts and Materials Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted resistors…

Trigonometry for AC Circuits

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Identify which trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, or tangent) are…

Voltage Signal Systems

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

Voltmeter Design

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As was stated earlier, most meter movements are sensitive devices.…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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This calculator will help compute the inductance of a length of wire.

The 555 IC

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The 555 integrated circuit is the most popular chip ever…

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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

Right Triangle Trigonometry

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A right triangle is defined as having one angle precisely equal to…

Arithmetic with Scientific Notation

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The benefits of scientific notation do not end with ease of writing…

Thermoelectricity

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Length of bare (uninsulated) copper wire Length…

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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Up to this point we have considered logic reduction problems where…

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Special-purpose Batteries

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Mercury Standard Cell Back in the early days of electrical measurement…

Trigonometric Equivalencies

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Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…

Design Project: Telegraph System

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What voltage will you choose to use for each of the station batteries?

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

Memory Devices

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

Wire Over Plane Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire-over-plane setup.

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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After applying some of the general troubleshooting tips to narrow the…