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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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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)…

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…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Synchronous Counters

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

Memory Devices

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Binary Subtraction

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Digital Communication

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Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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A Very Simple Computer

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

Look-up Tables

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

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

The DIAC

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Like all diodes, Shockley diodes are unidirectional devices; that is,…

Ohm’s Law Practice Worksheet With Answers

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Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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The earliest forms of digital data storage involving moving parts was…

Branch Current Method

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The first and most straightforward network analysis technique is…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

Tracking ADC

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

TTL Logic Gates

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

NAND Gate S-R Enabled Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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In ladder logic symbolism, an electromechanical relay coil is shown as…

Voltage and Current

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As was previously mentioned, we need more than just a continuous path…

Static Electricity Sensor

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

555 Schmitt Trigger

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

The common-drain Amplifier (JFET)

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Programmable Logic Technology

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