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AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

A Very Simple Computer

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Binary Subtraction

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Decoder

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

Digital Communication

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Memory Devices

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Microprocessor Programming

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

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…

Binary Overflow

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

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…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Contributors (7)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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

Introduction to DC Circuits

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“DC” stands for Direct Current, which can refer to either voltage…

Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

Thevenin’s Theorem

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Thevenin’s Theorem states that it is possible to simplify any…

Binary Math

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

Table (landscape view)

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See Figure below. Periodic table of chemical elements.

Special Diodes

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

Other Waveshapes

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As strange as it may seem, any repeating, non-sinusoidal waveform is…

Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

AC Power

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If a sinusoidal voltage is applied to an impedance with a phase angle…

Voltage and Current Calculations

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There’s a sure way to calculate any of the values in a reactive…

Octal and Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion

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Although the prime intent of octal and hexadecimal numeration systems…

Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuits

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Analog circuits are circuits dealing with signals free to vary from…

Contributors (8)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

High-pass Filters

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

Noise Figure and Noise Temperature Calculator

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This calculator computes the noise figure and noise temperature in a system

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Static Electricity Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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

Soldering

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Both soldering irons and soldering guns are tools used in the process…

Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of analysis solves for unknown voltages at…

Peak Voltage Calculator

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The peak voltage calculator calculates peak voltage values from the peak-to-peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Pi-Match Impedance Matching Calculator

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This calculator is designed to compute the parameters required to design a Pi-Match Impedance Circuit

Capacitive Reactance

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

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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What does the normal status of an electrical switch refer to?…

Using Multiple Combinational Circuits

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As an example of using several circuits together, we are going to make…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Voltage Comparator

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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…

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Series and Parallel Inductors

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When inductors are connected in series, the total inductance is the…

Logarithms for Analog Circuits

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The concept of a mathematical power is familiar to most students of…

Waveguide Calculator (Rectangular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a rectangular waveguide

Strain Gauges

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

Battery Construction

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The word battery simply means a group of similar components. In…

The Thyristor

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Op-Amp Data

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Parametric data for all semiconductor op-amp models except the CA3130…

Tank Circuit Resonance Calculator

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This calculator computes the resonant frequency of a tank circuit