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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…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Digital Communication

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AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Quantum Devices

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Most integrated circuits are digital, based on MOS (CMOS) transistors.…

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

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…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

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…

Memory Devices

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Binary Subtraction

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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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…

Binary Overflow

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

Node Voltage Method

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

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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

Converting Truth Tables into Boolean Expressions

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In designing digital circuits, the designer often begins with a truth…

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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When a PCB designer speaks of dimensions in thous or mils, what does…

Complex Circuits

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What do we do if we come across a circuit more complex than the simple…

PWM Power Controller

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

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a wire microstrip.

555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Wire-by-Number project: simple voltage divider Description: Build a…

Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems

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Suppose a 12 volt lead-acid battery has an internal resistance of 20…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Diode Switching Circuits

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Diodes can perform switching and digital logic operations. Forward and…

The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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Magnetic Units of Measurement

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If the burden of two systems of measurement for common quantities…

Attenuators

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What is Attenuators? Attenuators are passive devices. It is…

Negative Feedback

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If we connect the output of an op-amp to its inverting input and apply…

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) theory

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Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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