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Memory Devices

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Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Synchronous Counters

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

Quantum Devices

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

Binary Addition

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

PWM Power Controller

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

A Very Simple Computer

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Binary Overflow

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

Digital Communication

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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…

Microprocessor Programming

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Look-up Tables

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Memory Devices

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Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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After applying some of the general troubleshooting tips to narrow the…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Vectors and AC Waveforms

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OK, so how exactly can we represent AC quantities of voltage or…

Karnaugh Mapping

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

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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Note: this is a very unique and useful property of e. As in the case…

Electromagnetic Induction Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electromagnet from previous experiment Permanent…

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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Perhaps the most important consideration of an ADC is its resolution.…

Conventional Versus Electron Flow

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“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of…

Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

How to Build a Current Mirror Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS   Two NPN transistors—models 2N2222 or…

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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In the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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Summary of Filters

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As lengthy as this chapter has been up to this point, it only begins…

Phase Shift

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Two capacitors, 0.1…

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

Resistance, Reactance, and Impedance

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What will happen to the brightness of the light bulb as the iron core…

Time Constant Equations

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Value of time constant in series RC and RL circuits Time constant in…

Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12 volt—type…

Op-Amp Voltage and Gain Calculator

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A calculator for computing the gain and output voltage of an operational amplifier

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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