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Memory Devices

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

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…

Binary Addition

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

Look-up Tables

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

Quantum Devices

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

Digital Communication

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Decoder

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Microprocessor Programming

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

Synchronous Counters

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

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…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Binary Subtraction

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

PWM Power Controller

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Binary Overflow

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

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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So far, we’ve studied both S-R and D latch circuits with enable…

The Cascode Amplifier

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While the C-B (common-base) amplifier is known for wider bandwidth…

Basic identities

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Additive Identity a + 0 = a Multiplicative Identity 1a = a…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Multi-Stage Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three NPN transistors—model 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Practical Considerations - Inductors

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Inductors, like all electrical components, have limitations which must…

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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Capacitors, like all electrical components, have limitations that must…

Introduction to Mixed-Frequency AC Signals

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In our study of AC circuits thus far, we’ve explored circuits…

Slope (integrating) ADC

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So far, we’ve only been able to escape the sheer volume of…

Three-phase Transformer Circuits

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Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

The Common-emitter Amplifier

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At the beginning of this chapter, it illustrates how transistors could…

Divided Feedback

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If we add a voltage divider to the negative feedback wiring so that…

Optoelectronic Devices

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In this circuit, the electric motor is supposed to turn on whenever…

Contributors (3)

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<p> Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological…

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

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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At first it may seem pointless to have the four buffer gates following…

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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