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Achieving increased functionality and efficiency in vacuum robots

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An inside look at industrial Ethernet communication protocols

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An inside look at industrial Ethernet communication protocols

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Decoder

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Binary Subtraction

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

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

A Very Simple Computer

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Binary Addition

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

PWM Power Controller

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

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…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Look-up Tables

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

Memory Devices

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

Digital Communication

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

Microprocessor Programming

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

Basic Algebra and Graphing for Electric Circuits

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Many different equations used in the analysis of electric circuits may…

The Common-source Amplifier (IGFET)

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Network Topology

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Point-to-Point Connecting two digital devices with a network, would…

TTL NOR and OR gates

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TTL Circuit Analysis Let’s examine the following TTL circuit and…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

Magnetism

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

Summary of Filters

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As lengthy as this chapter has been up to this point, it only begins…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Batteries

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If I wanted to build a battery-powered electric drill, would it be…

Metric Prefixes and Unit Conversions

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Metric Prefixes   Yotta = 1024 Symbol: Y Zetta = 1021 Symbol: Z…

Vol VI. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Atomic Structure

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Shown here is a simplified representation of an atom: the smallest…

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

Active Loads in Amplifier Circuits

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

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the maximum distance (range) that a radar can detect

Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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

Radio Circuits

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

Ammeter Design

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Ammeters Measure Electrical Current A meter designed to measure…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Wattmeter Design

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Power in an electric circuit is the product (multiplication) of…

Contributors (16)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Contributors (5)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Practical Considerations - Transformers

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Power Capacity As has already been observed, transformers must be well…

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

Oscillator Circuits

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

Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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Suppose we wished to measure the resistance of some component located…

Precision Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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

The S-R Latch

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

Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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

Design Project: Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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What, exactly, is an arbitrary waveform generator, and for what…

NOR Gate S-R Latch

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

Practical Considerations - Batteries

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When connecting batteries together to form larger “banks”…

Active Filters

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

Field-effect-controlled Thyristors

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Two relatively recent technologies designed to reduce the…

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

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Label where each of the following electrical quantities would be found…

Slope (integrating) ADC

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So far, we’ve only been able to escape the sheer volume of…