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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…

Microprocessor Programming

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Binary Subtraction

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

Microprocessor Programming

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Digital Communication

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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…

Binary Addition

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

Memory Devices

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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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

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…

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

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

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Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Look-up Tables

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

RMS Voltage Calculator

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This calculator calculates the RMS Voltage value from either the peak voltage, the peak-to-peak voltage, or the average voltage.

Wattmeter Design

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Power in an electric circuit is the product (multiplication) of…

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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

The D Latch

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Since the enable input on a gated S-R latch provides a way to latch…

Asymmetric Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of an asymmetric stripline

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

The Triode

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

Superconducting Devices

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Superconducting devices, though not widely used, have some unique…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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If a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal is sent to a passive…

Build a Transformer

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS Steel flat bar, 4 pieces Miscellaneous bolts,…

Branch Current Method

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The first and most straightforward network analysis technique is…

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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

Contributors (1)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

Textbook

A parallel circuit is often called a current divider for its ability…

Field-effect-controlled Thyristors

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Two relatively recent technologies designed to reduce the…

Decimal versus Binary Numeration

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Let’s count from zero to twenty using four different kinds of…

Microwave Tubes

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For extremely high-frequency applications (above 1 GHz), the…

Introduction to DC Circuits

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

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

Textbook

Every meter impacts the circuit it is measuring to some extent, just…

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Bridge rectifier pack…