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Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Digital Communication

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

Microprocessor Programming

Textbook

The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Quantum Devices

Textbook

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

Binary Overflow

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

Microprocessor Programming

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Binary Addition

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Pulse Width Modulation

Textbook

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

Look-up Tables

Textbook

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Decoder

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

A Very Simple Computer

Textbook

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…

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

Textbook

The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Binary Subtraction

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

Contributors (4)

Textbook

Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Series Circuit Rules

Textbook

Current Components in a series circuit share the same current: Itotal…

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Ionization (gas-filled) Tubes

Textbook

So far, we’ve explored tubes which are totally…

Temperature Converter

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Convert between Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin

Design Project: Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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What, exactly, is an arbitrary waveform generator, and for what…

AC Capacitor Circuits

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Capacitors Vs. Resistors Capacitors do not behave the same as…

Electrical Signal Types

Textbook

With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

Potato Battery

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One large potato One lemon (optional) Strip of…

Inductance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

Tools

This calculator gives the reactance and admittance of an inductor or the inductance given the reactance of an inductor

Wattmeter Design

Textbook

Power in an electric circuit is the product (multiplication) of…

Safe Practices

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If at all possible, shut off the power to a circuit before performing…

T-Pad Attenuator Calculator

Tools

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

Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

Textbook

Has the system ever worked before? If yes, has anything happened to…

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

Textbook

Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

Scientific Notation in SPICE

Textbook

The SPICE circuit simulation computer program uses scientific notation…

Tachogenerators

Textbook

An electromechanical generator is a device capable of producing…

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

Textbook

If we take the equivalent circuit of an SCR and add another external…

Circuit With a Switch

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Low-voltage incandescent lamp…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Parallel-out (SIPO) Conversion

Textbook

A serial-in, parallel-out shift register is similar to the serial-in,…