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Microprocessor Programming

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Quantum Devices

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

Memory Devices

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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…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

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

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Synchronous Counters

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Decoder

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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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…

A Very Simple Computer

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

Binary Overflow

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

PWM Power Controller

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

Diode Ratings

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In addition to forward voltage drop (Vf) and peak inverse voltage…

Design Project: DC Voltage Regulator

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It may seem difficult to even start on a project such as this, with no…

Solid-state Relays

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Limitations of Electromechanical Relays As versatile as…

Converting Truth Tables into Boolean Expressions

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In designing digital circuits, the designer often begins with a truth…

AC Circuit Equations

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Inductive Reactance     Capacitive Reactance    …

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

Switched Capacitor Circuitry

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Voltage Signal Systems

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The use of variable voltage for instrumentation signals seems a rather…

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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All About Diodes A diode is an electrical device allowing current to…

Resistors

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

The Unijunction Transistor (UJT)

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Unijunction transistor: Although a unijunction transistor is not a…

Power Supply Circuits

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There are three major kinds of power supplies: unregulated (also…

Digital Ramp ADC

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Also known as the stairstep-ramp, or simply counter A/D converter,…

Quantum Devices

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

Coil Inductance Calculator

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This calculator computes the inductance of a wire coil.

Synchronous Counters

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

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Precise Diode Circuits

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

Op-Amp Voltage and Gain Calculator

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A calculator for computing the gain and output voltage of an operational amplifier