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Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Negative Binary Numbers

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Look-up Tables

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

A Very Simple Computer

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Digital Communication

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Binary Overflow

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

Binary Addition

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

Synchronous Counters

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

Decoder

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Binary Subtraction

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

Microprocessor Programming

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

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one that monitors the current, voltage,…

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a wire microstrip.

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Bridge rectifier pack…

Making a Venn Diagram Look Like a Karnaugh Map

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Starting with circle A in a rectangular A’ universe in figure…

TTL Logic Gates

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Network Topology

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Point-to-Point Connecting two digital devices with a network, would…

Practical Considerations - Inductors

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Inductors, like all electrical components, have limitations which must…

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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Reactive Power We know that reactive loads such as inductors and…

The Cascode Amplifier

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While the C-B (common-base) amplifier is known for wider bandwidth…

Current Mirror BJTs

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Bipolar Junction Transistor or BJT Current Mirror An often-used…

Voltmeter Design

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Suppose I were about to measure an unknown voltage with a manual-range…

Depletion-type IGFETs

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

Variable Inductor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Paper tube, from a toilet-paper roll Bar of iron…

AC Bridge Circuits

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As we saw with DC measurement circuits, the circuit configuration…

Capacitor Impedance Calculator

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This tool calculates a capacitor's reactance for a given capacitance value and signal frequency.

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Design Project: Simple Component Curve-Tracer Circuit

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What do each of the oscilloscope axes represent, in real-life terms…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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