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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

Worksheets - Microcontroller

Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Microprocessor Programming

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Decoder

Textbook

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

PWM Power Controller

Textbook

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

Microprocessor Programming

Textbook

The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

Textbook

A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

Textbook

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

Synchronous Counters

Textbook

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

Microprocessor Programming

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Resistor Color Code Calculator and Chart (4-band, 5-band or 6-band)

Tools

A handy tool for reading resistor color code values

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

Textbook

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

Pulse Width Modulation

Textbook

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

Digital Communication

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Memory Devices

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Binary Subtraction

Textbook

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

Look-up Tables

Textbook

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

Negative Binary Numbers

Textbook

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

Binary Overflow

Textbook

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

Worksheets - Microcontroller

Quantum Devices

Textbook

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

Programmable Logic Technology

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

Textbook

The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

Textbook

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

Phasing

Textbook

Since transformers are essentially AC devices, we need to be aware of…

Gate Universality

Textbook

NAND and NOR gates possess a special property: they are universal.…

Coax Inductance Calculator

Tools

A calculator for computing the inductance of a coaxial cable.

The “Operational” Amplifier

Textbook

Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Review of R, X, and Z (Resistance, Reactance and Impedance)

Textbook

Before we begin to explore the effects of resistors, inductors, and…

Monostable Multivibrators

Textbook

We’ve already seen one example of a monostable multivibrator in…

Characteristic Impedance

Textbook

The Parallel Wires of Infinite Length Suppose, though, that we had a…

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

Worksheets - Microcontroller

What is an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), and what…

Introduction to DC Circuits

Textbook

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

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

Tools

This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

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.

Binary Addition

Textbook

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

Electrons and “holes’’

Textbook

Pure semiconductors are relatively good insulators as compared with…

Negative Binary Numbers

Textbook

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

Friis Transmission Calculator

Tools

This calculator computes the power received by an antenna using Friis formula

The Common-collector Amplifier

Textbook

Our next transistor configuration to study is a bit simpler for gain…

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

Textbook

With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

Introduction to Boolean Algebra

Textbook

Mathematical rules are based on the defining limits we place on the…

Wire Stripline Impedance Calculator

Tools

A calculator for computing the impedance of a wire stripline.