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Pulse Width Modulation

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

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 voltage…

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Synchronous Counters

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

PWM Power Controller

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

Digital Communication

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Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

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…

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Memory Devices

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Binary Overflow

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

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…

Microprocessor Programming

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

Quantum Devices

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

Make Your Own Multimeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Sensitive meter movement (Radio Shack catalog #…

Low-pass Filters

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By definition, a low-pass filter is a circuit offering easy passage to…

Right Triangle Trigonometry

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  A right triangle is defined as having one angle precisely…

Synchronous Condenser

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Synchronous motors load the power line with a leading power factor.…

Conductance

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When students first see the parallel resistance equation, the natural…

Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Time-delay Relays

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What are Time-Delay Relays? Some relays are constructed with a kind of…

Scientific Notation and Metric Prefixes

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

Karnaugh Mapping

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

Reflection Attenuator Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the value of resistance R1 in a reflection attenuator.

Vol VI. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Broadside Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a broadside coupled stripline.

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

PWM Power Controller

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

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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

Solving Simultaneous Equations: The Substitution Method and the Addition Method

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What are Simultaneous Equations and Systems of Equations? The terms…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Amplifier Circuits

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Note, Q3 and Q4 in the figure below are complementary, NPN and PNP…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (JFET)

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Making a Venn Diagram Look Like a Karnaugh Map

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Starting with circle A in a rectangular A’ universe in figure…

Contributors (13)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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In the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Millman’s Theorem Revisited

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You may have wondered where we got that strange equation for the…

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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

Digital Communication

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Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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What Is a Zener Diode? A Zener diode is a special type of rectifying…

Arithmetic with Scientific Notation

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The benefits of scientific notation do not end with ease of writing…

Electric Shock Data

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The table of electric currents and their various bodily effects was…

Simple Series Circuits

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On this page, we’ll outline the three principles you should…

Hyperbolic Functions

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Note: all angles (x) must be expressed in units of radians for these…

Hysteresis

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Thyristors are a class of semiconductor components exhibiting…

Vol I. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Memory Devices

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Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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Series and Parallel Component Equivalent Values

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Series and Parallel Resistances     Series and Parallel…

Thyristors

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Resonant Filters

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So far, the filter designs we’ve concentrated on have employed…

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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  Note: this is a very unique and useful property of e. As in…