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Microprocessor Programming

Textbook

The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

Tools

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

Textbook

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

Resistor Color Code Calculator and Chart (4-band, 5-band or 6-band)

Tools

A handy tool for reading resistor color code values

Binary Subtraction

Textbook

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

Textbook

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

Textbook

A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Quantum Devices

Textbook

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

Textbook

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

Worksheets - SoC

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Synchronous Counters

Textbook

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

Look-up Tables

Textbook

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

Pulse Width Modulation

Textbook

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

A Very Simple Computer

Textbook

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

Binary Addition

Textbook

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

Microcontroller Principles

Worksheets - SoC

Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

Textbook

The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Memory Devices

Worksheets - SoC

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

Textbook

The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Decoder

Textbook

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

PWM Power Controller

Textbook

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

Clipper Circuits

Textbook

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

Introduction to Digital Communication

Textbook

In the design of large and complex digital systems, it is often…

AC Commutator Motors

Textbook

Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s first job after arriving in America…

TTL NOR and OR gates

Textbook

TTL Circuit Analysis Let’s examine the following TTL circuit and…

Factoring Equivalencies

Textbook

Factoring Identities :   a2 - b2 = (a + b) (a - b) a2 + 2ab + b2…

DC Metrology

Worksheets - SoC

Define the following metrological terms: • Uncertainty • Accuracy…

Noise Figure Calculator

Tools

A tool designed to calculate the noise figure of cascaded amplifiers

Fundamentals of SPICE programming

Textbook

Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

Textbook

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

Mutual Inductance and Basic Operation

Textbook

Behaviors of Inductors wrapped around a Conductive Core Suppose we…

Bridged-Tee Attenuator Calculator

Tools

This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a bridged-tee attenuator.

LED Sequencer

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

Tools

This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

Textbook

When a transistor is in the fully-off state (like an open switch), it…

Capacitor Transient Response

Textbook

Because capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, they…

OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

Worksheets - SoC

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

AC Waveforms

Textbook

When an alternator produces AC voltage, the voltage switches polarity…

Design Project: Sensitive Audio Detector

Worksheets - SoC

The choice of step-down transformers to use in a project such as this…

The Antiderivative (Indefinite Integral)

Textbook

  Notice something important here: taking the derivative of f(x)…

Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

Textbook

Computers can be powerful tools if used properly, especially in the…