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Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Memory Devices

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Binary Overflow

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

Quantum Devices

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Most integrated circuits are digital, based on MOS (CMOS) transistors.…

Decoder

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Microprocessor Programming

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What is the difference between a JMP (“jump”) instruction and a…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

A Very Simple Computer

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Digital Communication

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Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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A semiconductor device is one made of silicon or any number of other…

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Binary Subtraction

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

PWM Power Controller

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

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the inductance of two parallel wires

Superconductivity

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Conductors lose all of their electrical resistance when cooled to…

“Long’’ and “Short’’ Transmission Lines

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In DC and low-frequency AC circuits, the characteristic impedance of…

Wire Stripline Impedance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the impedance of a wire stripline.

Simple Combination Lock

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

Solving for Unknown Time

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine the length of time that a…

The Common-collector Amplifier

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Our next transistor configuration to study is a bit simpler for gain…

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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

Electromagnetic Induction Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electromagnet from previous experiment Permanent…

Free Space Path Loss Calculator

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This calculator calculates the free space loss, given the distance, frequency, and gain, between two antennas.

Passive Filter Circuits

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

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

Light-Pulse Switch

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

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Electronic power conversion circuits known…

General Troubleshooting Tips

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When first approaching a failed or otherwise misbehaving system, the…

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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Resistors Types

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These are the most common types of resistors available. Resistors…

555 Ramp Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 470 µF…

Bridged-Tee Attenuator Calculator

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

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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“I consider that I understand an equation when I can predict the…

Capacitor Charge and Time Constant Calculator

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This calculator computes for the capacitor charge time and energy, given the supply voltage and the added series resistance.

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,…

Broadside Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Phase-locked Loops

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Integrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier, model…

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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How is it possible to assign a fixed value of voltage or current (such…

Current Signal Systems

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Current Source It is possible through the use of electronic amplifiers…

Inductance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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This calculator gives the reactance and admittance of an inductor or the inductance given the reactance of an inductor

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Electrons and “holes’’

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Pure semiconductors are relatively good insulators as compared with…

Oscillator Circuits

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Phase shift oscillator. R1C1, R2C2, and R3C3 each provide 60° of…

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…

Induction Motor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Binary Overflow

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

Coax Inductance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the inductance of a coaxial cable.

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Branch Current Method

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The first and most straightforward network analysis technique is…