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Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Digital Communication

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Pulse Width Modulation

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

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)…

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Binary Overflow

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Decoder

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Memory Devices

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Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

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

Digital Communication

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Synchronous Counters

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

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.…

PWM Power Controller

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

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…

Contributors (4)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Shift Registers

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Sensitive Audio Detector

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PARTS AND MATERIALS High-quality “closed-cup” audio…

Valence and Crystal Structure

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Valence: The electrons in the outermost shell, or valence shell, are…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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Capacitors and Calculus

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Capacitors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Switches, Hand Actuated

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Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

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Has the system ever worked before? If yes, has anything happened to…

Contributors (11)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Superconductivity

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Conductors lose all of their electrical resistance when cooled to…

Voltage Regulation

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As we saw in a few SPICE analyses earlier in this chapter, the output…

Fundamentals of SPICE programming

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Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

The S-R Latch

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

Three-phase Power Systems

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What is Split-Phase Power Systems? Split-phase power systems achieve…

Time Constant Circuits

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

Diode Ratings

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In addition to forward voltage drop (Vf) and peak inverse voltage…

Transformer—Power Supply

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Power transformer, 120VAC step-down to 12VAC,…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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Just as devices have been made to measure certain physical quantities…

Power Dissipation

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

Transistors, Insulated-gate Field-effect (IGFET or MOSFET)

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