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Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuits

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Analog circuits are circuits dealing with signals free to vary from…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Q Factor and Bandwidth of a Resonant Circuit

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The Q, or quality, factor of a resonant circuit is a measure of the…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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Up until this point, our analysis of transistor logic circuits has…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

CMOS Logic Gates

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

Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

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Digital circuits are circuits dealing with signals restricted to the…

Integrated Circuits

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  A Logic Gate is assigned as an elementary building block of…

Multimeters

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Seeing as how a common meter movement can be made to function as a…

Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a microstrip.

Static Electricity Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

Inductor Quirks

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In an ideal case, an inductor acts as a purely reactive device. That…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

AC Circuit Equations

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Inductive Reactance     Capacitive Reactance    …

Rectifier Circuits

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

Current Divider Circuits

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

Resistors

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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There are circumstances when you may need to analyze a DC reactive…

Likely Failures in Unproven Systems

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“All men are liable to error;” —John Locke Whereas…

Rectangle Loop Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a rectangle loop.

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

IC Fabrication and Packaging

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What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What…

Power Added Efficiency Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the power-added efficiency (PAE) of an amplifier

Wattmeter Design

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

Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

Circuit With a Switch

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

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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Read-only memory (ROM) is similar in design to static or dynamic RAM…

Binary Overflow

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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

Design Project: DC Motor

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The armature windings of your DC motor will have very low resistance.…

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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Dielectric strength in kilovolts per inch (kV/in): Material*…

AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Numbers versus Numeration

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It is imperative to understand that the type of numeration system used…

Correct use of Ohm’s Law

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Reminders When Using Ohm’s Law One of the most common mistakes…

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Synchronous Condenser

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

Precision Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Power Supply Circuits

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There are three major kinds of power supplies: unregulated (also…

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) theory

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

Electrical Signal Types

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

Numeration Systems

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Digital computers communicate with external devices through ports:…

Batteries

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If I wanted to build a battery-powered electric drill, would it be…

Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Just like voltmeters, ammeters tend to influence the amount of current…

Energy, Work, and Power

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Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

Switches, Hand Actuated

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A switch is an electrical component that can “make” or…

AC Metrology

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In power distribution systems, it is very important to be able to…

Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Wire-by-Number project: simple voltage divider Description: Build a…