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Achieve Precise Measurement for Smoke Detector Designs

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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…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Binary Overflow

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

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…

PWM Power Controller

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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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)…

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…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Synchronous Counters

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Memory Devices

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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.…

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

Arithmetic with Scientific Notation

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The benefits of scientific notation do not end with ease of writing…

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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Up until this point, our analysis of transistor logic circuits has…

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Latch Circuits

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What do you think this logic buffer gate will do, with the output…

The Thyristor

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Analysis Options

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AC ANALYSIS: General form: .ac [curve] [points] [start] [final]…

Bit Grouping

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The singular reason for learning and using the binary numeration…

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

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This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

Contributors (10)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Rectifying Diodes

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

Monostable Multivibrators

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

Calculating Power Factor

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As was mentioned before, the angle of this “power…

Nonlinear Conduction

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

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand

Parallel Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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Let’s take the same components for our series example circuit…

Octal and Hexadecimal Numeration

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Because binary numeration requires so many bits to represent…

Voltage and Current Calculations

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There’s a sure way to calculate any of the values in a reactive…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…