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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

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Microcontroller Principles

Worksheets - Microcontroller

Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Binary Subtraction

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

Digital Communication

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

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…

Look-up Tables

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

Binary Addition

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

Binary Overflow

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

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…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Memory Devices

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Synchronous Counters

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

Quantum Devices

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

Worksheets - Microcontroller

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Conductors and Insulators

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) theory

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

Finite-state Machine

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Feedback is a fascinating engineering principle. It can turn a rather…

Phase-locked Loops

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Design Project: Signal Generator

Worksheets - Microcontroller

Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

Non-Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for a non-inverting Op-Amp

Quantum Devices

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

Logic Simplification With Karnaugh Maps

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The logic simplification examples that we have done so far could have…

Specific Resistance

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Designing Wire Resistance Conductor ampacity rating is a crude…

Precision Potentiometer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two single-turn, linear-taper potentiometers, 5…

Balanced Attenuator Calculator

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This balanced attenuator calculator helps you determine the resistor (R1) values for a balanced attenuator.

Summary of Filters

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As lengthy as this chapter has been up to this point, it only begins…

Amplifier Circuits

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Note, Q3 and Q4 in the figure below are complementary, NPN and PNP…

Table (landscape view)

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See Figure below. Periodic table of chemical elements.

More on Spectrum Analysis

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Computerized Fourier analysis, particularly in the form of the FFT…

Ohm’s Law - How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

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The first, and perhaps most important, the relationship between…

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute for the inductance of an edge coupled trace.

Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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The field effect transistor was proposed by Julius Lilienfeld in US…