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Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Microprocessor Programming

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Binary Overflow

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Quantum Devices

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

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Digital Communication

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

Synchronous Counters

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Binary Addition

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Decoder

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

Resistor Color Code Calculator and Chart—4 Band, 5 Band, or 6 Band Resistors

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A handy all-in-one tool for reading resistor color code values for a 4 band resistor, 5 band resistor, or 6 band resistor.

Binary Subtraction

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

DC Lab - An Analog Computer For Averaging

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple circuit that computes the average of voltages and learn about analog computers and their application.

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Pulse Width Modulation

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

Current Divider Circuits

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

Ohm’s Law Practice Worksheet With Answers

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Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

Capacitive Reactance

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

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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

The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

DC Lab - Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use a potentiometer as a variable resistor to control the speed of a motor and learn how to connect a potentiometer as a rheostat.

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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The Maximum Power Transfer Theorem is not so much a means of analysis…

Phase-Locked Loops

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

Zener Diodes

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

Venn Diagrams and Sets

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Mathematicians use Venn diagrams to show the logical relationships of…

DC Lab - Capacitor Charging and Discharging

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build capacitor charging and discharging circuits and learn how to calculate the RC time constant of resistor-capacitor circuits.

Strain Gauges

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If a strip of conductive metal is stretched, it will become skinnier…

Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12…

Octal and Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion

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Although the prime intent of octal and hexadecimal numeration systems…

The R/2nR DAC: Binary-Weighted-Input Digital-to-Analog Converter

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What Is a R/2nR DAC Circuit? The R/2nR DAC circuit, otherwise known as…

Right Triangle Trigonometry

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  A right triangle is defined as having one angle precisely…

What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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

Overcurrent Protection

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What hazards might be posed by a circuit with excessive current going…

Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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This tool is designed to compute for the trace width of a microstrip

JFET Amplifiers

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

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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Any kind of switch contact can be designed so that the contacts…

Radio Circuits

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(a) Crystal radio. (b) Modulated RF at antenna. (c) Rectified RF at…

Shock Current Path

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As we’ve already learned, electricity requires a complete path…

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

IC Fabrication and Packaging

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What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What…

DC Bridge Circuits

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

Stripline Trace Width Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the trace width of a stripline based on the maximum current rating

Lock-out / Tag-out

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In this motor control circuit, how would you ensure that there is no…

Design Project: Voltmeter

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The most important component of your voltmeter will be the…

Capacitor Quirks

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As with inductors, the ideal capacitor is a purely reactive device,…

Derivatives of Power Functions of e

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Example Derivatives of e Proportionality Constant When we say that a…

Example Circuits and Netlists

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

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

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This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

Binary Subtraction

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

AC Generator Theory

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If an electric current is passed through this wire, which direction…

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

High-pass Filters

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

Parallel Circuit Rules

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Voltage Components in a parallel circuit share the same voltage:…