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An inside look at industrial Ethernet communication protocols

Microprocessor Programming

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Binary Addition

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The Rules of Binary Addition Adding binary numbers is a very simple…

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Digital Codes

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Synchronous Counters

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

Numeration Systems

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Digital computers communicate with external devices through ports:…

Binary Math

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Scientific Notation and Metric Prefixes

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Write the following exponential expressions in expanded form: 101 =…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

A Very Simple Computer

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

Binary Overflow

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

Digital Communication

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Magnetism

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

PWM Power Controller

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

Binary Subtraction

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

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C:…

Inductors and Calculus

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Inductors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors do.…

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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Negative Binary Numbers

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

Electrical Conduction in Semiconductors

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In any electrically conductive substance, what are charge carriers?…

Design Project: Telegraph System

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

Four-Channel Audio Mixer

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A very common misconception students have about potentiometers is the…

PN Junctions

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

Networks and Busses

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This collection of wires that I keep referring to between the tank…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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Volume I chapter 1.1 discusses static electricity, and how it is…

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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

Latch Circuits

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

Connectors

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Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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For ease of drawing complex circuit diagrams, electronic amplifiers…

Branch Current Method

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The first and most straightforward network analysis technique is…

Successive Approximation ADC

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

The Shockley Diode

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Our exploration of thyristors begins with a device called the…

Norton’s Theorem

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What is Norton’s Theorem? Norton’s Theorem states that it is…

Sources of Electricity

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What is the difference between DC and AC electricity? Identify some…

Ohmmeter Usage

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Parts and Materials Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted resistors…

Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)

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What is Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)? The principle known as…

Practical Considerations - Batteries

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When connecting batteries together to form larger “banks” (a…

Active Loads in Amplifier Circuits

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We know that the current in a series circuit may be calculated with…

Resistors

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Step-up and Step-down Transformers

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

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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Connecting digital circuitry to sensor devices is simple if the sensor…

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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

Stepper Motors

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

Calculating Power Factor

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As was mentioned before, the angle of this “power triangle”…

The Unijunction Transistor (UJT)

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Unijunction transistor: Although a unijunction transistor is not a…

Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Wire-by-Number project: simple voltage divider Description: Build a…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Tube Parameters

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For bipolar junction transistors, the fundamental measure of…

Class C BJT Amplifiers

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A common class of operation used in radio-frequency (RF) amplifier…

Binary Math

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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

Binary Addition

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The Rules of Binary Addition Adding binary numbers is a very simple…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…