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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…

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.…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Memory Devices

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PWM Power Controller

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

Digital Communication

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Programmable Logic Technology

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

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…

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Decoder

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

Binary Subtraction

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

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…

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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So far we have been finding Sum-Of-Product (SOP) solutions to logic…

Time Constant Circuits

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

Circuits and the Speed of Light

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Suppose we had a simple one-battery, one-lamp circuit controlled by a…

Contributors (10)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

The Cascode Amplifier

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While the C-B (common-base) amplifier is known for wider bandwidth…

NOR Gate S-R Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…

Noninverting Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Sum-of-Products and Product-of-Sums Expressions

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

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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Shock Current Path

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As we’ve already learned, electricity requires a complete path…

Rectifier Circuits

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Simple Vector Addition

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Remember that vectors are mathematical objects just like numbers on a…

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

Solving for Unknown Time

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine the length of time that a…

More on AC “polarity”

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Complex numbers are useful for AC circuit analysis because they…

Metric Prefix Conversions

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To express a quantity in a different metric prefix from how it was…

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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Three-phase Transformer Circuits

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Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…