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Binary Overflow

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One caveat with signed binary numbers is that of overflow, where the…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

A Very Simple Computer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three batteries, each one with a different voltage…

Resistor Color Code Calculator and Chart (4-band, 5-band or 6-band)

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A handy tool for reading resistor color code values

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Decoder

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A decoder is a circuit that changes a code into a set of signals. It…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Digital Communication

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Programmable Logic Technology

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

Binary Subtraction

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We can subtract one binary number from another by using the standard…

Synchronous Counters

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of an embedded microstrip.

PWM Power Controller

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 100 µF…

Memory Devices

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Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Look-up Tables

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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Shift registers, like counters, are a form of sequential logic.…

Making a Venn Diagram Look Like a Karnaugh Map

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Starting with circle A in a rectangular A’ universe in figure…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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A three-phase motor may be run from a single-phase power source.…

Coax Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a coaxial cable.

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,…

AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Current Divider

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Ammeter Design

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What would happen to this meter movement, if connected directly to a…

Three-phase Power Systems

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What is Split-Phase Power Systems? Split-phase power systems achieve…

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

Flash ADC

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Also called the parallel A/D converter, this circuit is the simplest…

Conversion From Decimal Numeration

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Because octal and hexadecimal numeration systems have bases that are…

Power Conversion Circuits

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Conductance

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When students first see the parallel resistance equation, the natural…

Regulated Power Sources

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Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

Millman’s Theorem

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Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Introduction to Mixed-Frequency AC Signals

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In our study of AC circuits thus far, we’ve explored circuits…

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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Typically, complex circuits are not arranged in nice, neat, clean…

Emergency Response

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Despite lock-out/tag-out procedures and multiple repetitions of…

Questions relating to project management

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Parallel Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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Using the same value components in our series example circuit, we will…

Transistors, Insulated-gate Field-effect (IGFET or MOSFET)

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We have the symbols for depletion mode and enhancement mode MOSFETs -…

555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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Protective Relay Circuits

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Protective relays are special power-sensing devices whose job it is to…

OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

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Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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Motor Control Circuits

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

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table Size Diameter (inches) Cross-sectional area…

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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As an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, it creates a…

Zener Diodes

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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…

Precision Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Tubes versus Semiconductors

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Devoting a whole chapter in a modern electronics text to the design…

DC Branch Current Analysis

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Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

Switches, Electrically Actuated (Relays)

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The structure behind ladder logic is based on the electrical ladder…