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Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

A Very Simple Computer

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Decoder

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Look-up Tables

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

Synchronous Counters

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

Memory Devices

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

Microprocessor Programming

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

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.…

Binary Overflow

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Binary Addition

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Binary Subtraction

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

High-pass Filters

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A high-pass filter’s task is just the opposite of a low-pass…

Comparator with Hysteresis (Schmitt Trigger) Calculator

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This calculator will compute the required resistor ratio (R2/R1) and reference voltage (VREF) to create the desired high (VTH) and low (VTL) threshold voltages in a non-inverting comparator circuit with hysteresis (commonly called a Schmitt trigger).

The NOT Gate

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The single-transistor inverter circuit illustrated earlier is actually…

Parallel Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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Using the same value components in our series example circuit, we will…

Class C BJT Amplifiers

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A common class of operation used in radio-frequency (RF) amplifier…

BJT Quirks

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An ideal transistor would show 0% distortion in amplifying a signal.…

Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

555 Ramp Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 470 µF…

Transistors, junction field-effect (JFET)

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Note that the direction of the arrow at the gate indicates the…

Electromagnetism Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Magnetic compass Small permanent…

Peak Voltage Calculator

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The peak voltage calculator calculates peak voltage values from the peak-to-peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Synchronous Condenser

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Synchronous motors load the power line with a leading power factor.…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

Resistance, Reactance, and Impedance

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What will happen to the brightness of the light bulb as the iron core…

Op-Amp Voltage and Gain Calculator

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

Tubes versus Semiconductors

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Devoting a whole chapter in a modern electronics text to the design…

“Long’’ and “Short’’ Transmission Lines

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In DC and low-frequency AC circuits, the characteristic impedance of…

Design Project: Power Inverter

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A common topology for DC-AC power converter circuits uses a pair of…

Operational Amplifier Models

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While mention of operational amplifiers typically provokes visions of…