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An inside look at industrial Ethernet communication protocols

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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.…

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.

A Very Simple Computer

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

Binary Addition

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

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…

Decoder

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

Look-up Tables

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

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

PWM Power Controller

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Memory Devices

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

Binary Subtraction

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

Binary Overflow

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

Potato Battery

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One large potato One lemon (optional) Strip of…

Junction Diodes

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There was some historic crude, but usable were some historic crude,…

Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the characteristic impedance of a twisted-pair cable

DC Metrology

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Define the following metrological terms: • Uncertainty • Accuracy…

Variable Inductor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Paper tube, from a toilet-paper roll Bar of iron…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

The Command-line Interface

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If you’ve used DOS or UNIX operating systems before in a…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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

Negative Feedback

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If we connect the output of an op-amp to its inverting input and apply…

Delta-Sigma ADC

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One of the more advanced ADC technologies is the so-called…

Capacitance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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A calculator for solving the capacitance, reactance, and admittance of a capacitor.

Radicals

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Definition of a Radical Given the expression where “x” is…

Microphones

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Explain how a moving-coil, or dynamic microphone works. Identify how…

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

The Gated S-R Latch

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It is sometimes useful in logic circuits to have a multivibrator which…

Unit Conversion Calculator

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Convert to and from different units of length, weight, power, temperature and torque

Measurements of AC Magnitude

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So far we know that AC voltage alternates in polarity and AC current…

Scientific Notation in SPICE

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The SPICE circuit simulation computer program uses scientific notation…

Switched Capacitor Circuitry

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Time Constant Equations

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Value of time constant in series RC and RL circuits   Time…

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

Common Derivatives

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

Voltage Divider

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

Phase-locked Loops

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Autotransformers

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How much voltage is there between the following pairs of points in…

Trigonometric Derivatives

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Display Tubes

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In addition to performing tasks of amplification and switching, tubes…

Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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For ease of drawing complex circuit diagrams, electronic amplifiers…

Magnetism

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

Factorials

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Definition of a Factorial Denoted by the symbol “!” after…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Resistance, Reactance, and Impedance

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What will happen to the brightness of the light bulb as the iron core…

Quantum Devices

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

Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the characteristic impedance of a twisted-pair cable

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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All About Diodes A diode is an electrical device allowing current to…