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Digital Communication

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Memory Devices

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Pulse Width Modulation

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Digital Communication

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Programmable Logic Technology

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Negative Binary Numbers

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

Binary Addition

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

Look-up Tables

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

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…

A Very Simple Computer

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Binary Overflow

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Microprocessor Programming

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

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Synchronous Counters

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

Practical Power Factor Correction

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When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

The Triode

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De Forest’s Audion tube came to be known as the triode tube…

Unit Conversion Calculator

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

Simple AC Circuit Calculations

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Over the course of the next few chapters, you will learn that AC…

Rectifying Diodes

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

Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)

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What is Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)? The principle known as…

Capacitance Calculator

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This calculates the capacitance of a capacitor based on its charge, Q, and its voltage, V, according to the formula, C=Q/V.

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

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…

Tracking ADC

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A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…

Series R, L, and C

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Let’s take the following example circuit and analyze it:  …

Optoelectronic Devices

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In this circuit, the electric motor is supposed to turn on whenever…

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Make Your Own Multimeter

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

Time Constant Circuits

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Generally speaking, how many “time constants” worth of time does…

High-pass Filters

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

The Shockley Diode

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Our exploration of thyristors begins with a device called the…

Input and Output Coupling

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To overcome the challenge of creating necessary DC bias voltage for an…