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Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

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:…

Quantum Devices

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

Memory Devices

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

PWM Power Controller

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Synchronous Counters

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

Memory Devices

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

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

Binary Addition

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

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Binary Overflow

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

Quantum Devices

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

A Very Simple Computer

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

Decoder

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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

The P-N Junction

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If a block of P-type semiconductor is placed in contact with a block…

Introduction to DC Circuits

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“DC” stands for Direct Current, which can refer to either…

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

Susceptance and Admittance

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What is Conductance? In the study of DC circuits, the student of…

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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Binary Subtraction

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

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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Any kind of switch contact can be designed so that the contacts…

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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

Other Diode Technologies

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Varicap or varactor diodes A variable capacitance diode is known as a…

Binary Math

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

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Electromagnet made from experiment…

Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…

Metric Notation

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The metric system, besides being a collection of measurement units for…

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Simple Circuits

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Hysteresis

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Thyristors are a class of semiconductor components exhibiting…