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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:…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Memory Devices

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

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…

Binary Subtraction

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

PWM Power Controller

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

Microprocessor Programming

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Resistor Color Code Calculator and Chart—4 Band, 5 Band, or 6 Band Resistors

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A handy all-in-one tool for reading resistor color code values for a 4 band resistor, 5 band resistor, or 6 band resistor.

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Memory Devices

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Digital Communication

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Decoder

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Look-up Tables

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

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Critical Temperatures for Superconductors

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Critical temperatures given in Kelvins Material Element/Alloy Critical…

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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In the last section, we saw how the 3rd harmonic and all of its…

Ohm’s Law (again!)

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A common phrase heard in reference to electrical safety goes something…

Inductor Quirks

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In an ideal case, an inductor acts as a purely reactive device. That…

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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

Ohm’s Law

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Flyback Switch Mode Regulator Calculator

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A calculator for computing several parameters needed in the design of a flyback switch mode regulator

Broadside Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a broadside coupled stripline.

Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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For ease of drawing complex circuit diagrams, electronic amplifiers…

Power Dissipation

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Inductance

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! One of the fundamental principles of…

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Capacitor Quirks

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As with inductors, the ideal capacitor is a purely reactive device,…

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.

Permanent Magnets

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

Complex Circuits

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

Contributors (4)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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