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Automotive Type-C Charging Trends and Challenges

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Start with a review of USB-A, USB-C, and USB-PD. Briefly covering he differences, as well as what…

Automotive Type-C Charging Trends and Challenges

In partnership with Texas Instruments

Start with a review of USB-A, USB-C, and USB-PD. Briefly covering he differences, as well as what…

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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What is an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), and what…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Switches

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

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If we take the equivalent circuit for an SCR and add another external…

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

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Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

Flyback Switch Mode Regulator Calculator

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A calculator for computing several parameters needed in the design of a flyback switch mode regulator

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN transistor—models…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Commutating Diode

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6 volt battery Power transformer, 120VAC…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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A practical application of switch and relay logic is in control…

Motor Control Circuits

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

DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

Step-up and Step-down Transformers

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So far, we’ve observed simulations of transformers where the…

Solid-state Relays

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As versatile as electromechanical relays can be, they do suffer many…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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Normally, the rotor windings of a wound rotor induction motor are…

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Audio detector with headphones Electromagnet coil…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Latch Circuits

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

Build a Transformer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Steel flat bar, 4 pieces Miscellaneous bolts,…

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Protective Relays

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

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Learning Objectives Rheostat use Wiring a potentiometer as a rheostat…

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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All About Diodes A diode is an electrical device allowing current to…

The TRIAC

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SCRs are unidirectional (one-way) current devices, making them useful…

Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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For ease of drawing complex circuit diagrams, electronic amplifiers…

Voltage Signal Systems

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

Introduction to Junction Field-effect Transistors (JFET)

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A transistor is a linear semiconductor device that controls current…

Rectifying Diodes

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Converting Truth Tables into Boolean Expressions

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In designing digital circuits, the designer often begins with a truth…

DeMorgan’s Theorems

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A mathematician named DeMorgan developed a pair of important rules…

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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A parallel circuit is often called a current divider for its ability…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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An Electric Pendulum

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Capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, and…

RF Power Conversion Calculator

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A tool designed to convert RF power from watts to decibels and vice versa

Scientific Notation in SPICE

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The SPICE circuit simulation computer program uses scientific notation…

Hysteresis

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Thyristors are a class of semiconductor components exhibiting…

Synchronous Counters

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

High-pass Filters

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A high-pass filter’s task is just the opposite of a low-pass…

Time Constant Calculations

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

Design Project: Audio Tone Control

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Suppose you were installing a high-power stereo system in your car,…

Voltage Regulation

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As we saw in a few SPICE analyses earlier in this chapter, the output…

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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In the last section, we saw how the 3rd harmonic and all of its…

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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