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Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Memory Devices

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to analyze digital…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

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)…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

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…

Binary Overflow

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

Binary Addition

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

DC Lab - An Analog Computer For Averaging

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple circuit that computes the average of voltages and learn about analog computers and their application.

Synchronous Counters

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, 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…

Memory Devices

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to analyze digital…

Si Lab - Intro to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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In these hands-on semiconductor electronics experiments, learn to build and test circuits using discrete silicon (Si) devices, including diodes and transistors. Also, learn important circuit designs, including rectifiers, current mirrors, amplifiers, and oscillators.

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Decoder

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

Quantum Devices

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

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Overcurrent Protection

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What hazards might be posed by a circuit with excessive current going…

Temperature Coefficients of Resistance Table

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Temperature coefficient (α) per degree C: Material Element/Alloy…

Power in Electric Circuits

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In addition to voltage and current, there is another important…

Ionization (gas-filled) Tubes

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So far, we’ve explored tubes which are totally…

Mutual Inductance

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When an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, what…

Polar Form and Rectangular Form Notation for Complex Numbers

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In order to work with complex numbers without drawing vectors, we…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Common Derivatives

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

Tubes versus Semiconductors

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Devoting a whole chapter in a modern electronics text to the design…

Conventional Versus Electron Flow

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

DC Lab - Potato Battery

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will create a battery from a potato (yes! a potato) and learn about the relationship between chemical energy and electric energy.

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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What is a harmonic frequency? If an oscillator circuit outputs a…

Design Project: Telegraph System

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What voltage will you choose to use for each of the station batteries?

Likely Failures in Unproven Systems

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“All men are liable to error;” —John Locke Whereas…

CMOS Logic Gates

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

Capacitors and Calculus

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

Capacitor Charge and Time Constant Calculator

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This calculator computes for the capacitor charge time and energy, given the supply voltage and the added series resistance.

The Exclusive-OR Function: The XOR Gate

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What Is an XOR Gate? One element conspicuously missing from the set of…

Solving for Unknown Time

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