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Microcontroller Principles

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Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Programmable Logic Technology

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Memory Devices

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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.…

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Quantum Devices

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

Decoder

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

Synchronous Counters

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Look-up Tables

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

Memory Devices

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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…

A Very Simple Computer

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Binary Overflow

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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AC Commutator Motors

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s first job after arriving in America…

Design Project: Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Signal Generator

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What shape of voltage waveform would you expect to measure (using an…

Practical Considerations - Transformers

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Power Capacity As has already been observed, transformers must be well…

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Hysteresis

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Thyristors are a class of semiconductor components exhibiting…

Static Electricity Sensor

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

Switches, Electrically Actuated (Relays)

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The structure behind ladder logic is based on the electrical ladder…

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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PARTS AND MATERIALS High-quality “closed-cup” audio…

Binary Count Sequence

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If we examine a four-bit binary count sequence from 0000 to 1111, a…

The Common-gate Amplifier (JFET)

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Power in Resistive and Reactive AC circuits

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Consider a circuit for a single-phase AC power system, where a 120…

Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a stripline

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Resistance, Reactance, and Impedance

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

Permanent Magnets

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Centuries ago, it was discovered that certain types of mineral rock…

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

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

Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

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Rules for Derivatives

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Constant rule Rule of sums Rule of differences Product rule Quotient…

Hand Calculator Use

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To enter numbers in scientific notation into a hand calculator, there…

Rectifying Diodes

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