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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…

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…

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

Binary Subtraction

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Synchronous Counters

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

PWM Power Controller

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Binary Overflow

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

Digital Communication

Worksheets - Microcontroller

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

A Very Simple Computer

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

Decoder

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Memory Devices

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

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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

Monostable Multivibrators

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

Superposition Theorem

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Superposition theorem is one of those strokes of genius that takes a…

Wiring Color Codes Infographic

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Wiring Color Codes Infographic. Released under the Creative Commons…

Electron Tubes

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Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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

Depletion-type IGFETs

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Insulated gate field-effect transistors are unipolar devices just like…

Induction Motor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Vol V. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Solid-state Relays

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As versatile as electromechanical relays can be, they do suffer many…

Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Square Wave Signals

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It has been found that any repeating, non-sinusoidal waveform can be…

An Analogy for Divided Feedback

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A helpful analogy for understanding divided feedback amplifier…

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

DC Circuit Equations and Laws

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Power Equation of Ohm’s Law and Joule’s Law NOTE: the…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Convert MCD to Lumens

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This calculator is useful for calculating the luminous flux for LEDs where the angle is known.

Precision Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…