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Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

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:…

Memory Devices

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

PWM Power Controller

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

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…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Look-up Tables

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

Memory Devices

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

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…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

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.

Binary Addition

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Digital Communication

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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

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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Synchronous Counters

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

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

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If we take the equivalent circuit of an SCR and add another external…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Mutual Inductance and Basic Operation

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Behaviors of Inductors wrapped around a Conductive Core Suppose we…

Component Failure Analysis

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The job of a technician frequently entails…

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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Identify some different ways you can create the sine-wave audio tracks…

What is a Meter?

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A meter is any device built to accurately detect and display an…

The R/2R DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

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The R/2R DAC circuit is an alternative to the binary-weighted-input…

Contributors (14)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

Unit Conversion Calculator

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Convert to and from different units of length, weight, power, temperature and torque

Inductor Quirks

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

Nonlinear Conduction

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“Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made…

Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6-volt output) Two…

MESFETs

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Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

AC Voltmeters and Ammeters

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AC electromechanical meter movements come in two basic arrangements:…

Conductors and Insulators

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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