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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:…

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

Tools

A handy tool for reading resistor color code values

Memory Devices

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

Textbook

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

A Very Simple Computer

Textbook

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

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

Textbook

The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Binary Subtraction

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

Digital Communication

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

Textbook

The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

PWM Power Controller

Textbook

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

Binary Addition

Textbook

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

Synchronous Counters

Textbook

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

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,…

Microprocessor Programming

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

Binary Overflow

Textbook

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

Textbook

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

Microprocessor Programming

Textbook

The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Transistor as a Switch

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

History of SPICE

Textbook

SPICE is a computer program designed to simulate analog electronic…

Microwave Tubes

Textbook

For extremely high-frequency applications (above 1 GHz), the…

Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

Textbook

By now you should be well aware of the correlation between electrical…

Induction Motor

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Basic Electricity Worksheet

Worksheets - SoC

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

Ring Counters

Textbook

If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

Practical Considerations - Inductors

Textbook

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

Electron Versus Conventional Flow

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In this electrical circuit, trace the direction of current through the…

AC Generator Theory

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If an electric current is passed through this wire, which direction…

Finite-length Transmission Lines

Textbook

A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

Textbook

Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

Series and Parallel Capacitors

Textbook

When capacitors are connected in series, the total capacitance is…

Phase-locked Loops

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Fuses

Textbook

Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

Rheostat Range Limiting

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS Several 10 kΩ resistors One 10 kΩ…

Link Budget Calculator

Tools

A Link Budget puts into account all gains and losses a signal goes through in a system as it is transmitted. The calculator calculates the power of the received signal given amplifier and antenna gains, and medium loss.

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

Worksheets - SoC

If a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal is sent to a passive…

Junction Diodes

Textbook

There was some historic crude, but usable were some historic crude,…