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Achieve Precise Measurement for Smoke Detector Designs

In partnership with Texas Instruments

This video provides an introduction to the internal components of typical smoke detectors.

Basics of FMEDA and how it is useful in system level safety analysis - Part 1

In partnership with Texas Instruments

Part 1 of this series provides an overview of the basics of an FMEDA and its usefulness in system…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Microprocessor Programming

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

Programmable Logic Technology

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Programmable Logic Technology

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Microprocessor Programming

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Look-up Tables

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

A Very Simple Computer

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

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…

Microcontroller Principles

Worksheets - Microcontroller

Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

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.

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…

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

Worksheets - Microcontroller

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Digital Communication

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Quantum Devices

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

PWM Power Controller

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

Memory Devices

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Likely Failures in Proven Systems

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The following problems are arranged in order from most likely to least…

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

How to Use an Ammeter to Measure Current

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Parts and Materials   6-volt battery   6-volt incandescent…

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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Because it takes energy to force charge to flow against the opposition…

IC Fabrication and Packaging

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What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What…

What is a Meter?

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

Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One NPN transistor—models 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Diodes

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A diode is an electronics component made from a combination of a…

Rheostat Range Limiting

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Several 10 kΩ resistors One 10 kΩ…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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Now we can proceed to studying specific types of digital storage…

OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

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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…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

The Triode

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De Forest’s Audion tube came to be known as the triode tube…

Capacitor Impedance Calculator

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This tool calculates a capacitor's reactance for a given capacitance value and signal frequency.

Peak to Peak Voltage Calculator (VP-P)

Tools

This calculator shows the peak-to-peak voltage (VP-P) value from the peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

Millman’s Theorem

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In Millman’s Theorem, the circuit is re-drawn as a parallel…