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Integrated Circuits

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

CMOS Logic Gates

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

SPICE Simulation of Series and Parallel Circuits

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Previously, we examined series circuits and parallel circuits using…

Instrumentation Amplifier Gain Calculator

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The instrumentation amplifier calculator will assist in the design and analysis of a conventional instrumentation amplifier circuit by calculating the required resistor values and gain.

Digital Lab - Introduction

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In this collection of hands-on electronics experiments, build and test digital circuits and learn the fundamentals of digital logic circuits, including gates, counters, logic levels, hysteresis, memory, and more.

Solving Series and Parallel Circuits With the Table Method and Ohm’s Law

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The table method provides a structured methodology for ensuring you…

RC Time Constant Calculator

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The time constant of a series RC circuit is the product of the resistance and capacitance. Given two of the three values—resistance, capacitance, or RC time constant—this tool will calculate the missing third variable.

Battery Life Calculator

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This calculator provides three options—basic, intermediate, and advanced—for determining expected battery life for microcontroller, Internet of Things (IoT), and edge processing systems with up to four different operating modes.

Electrical Energy Calculator

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This calculator will determine the instantaneous energy, sustained energy, and power consumed by an electrical system given two of the three electrical parameters (voltage, current, or resistance) and the time.

555 Lab - Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a red LED flasher and learn a useful application of the versatile 555 timer IC.

555 Lab - Advanced Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a red LED flasher with a transistor drive to control the current and learn how to use transistors to provide current gain and how to limit LED current.

555 Lab - Blue LED Flasher With Voltage Doubler

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a blue LED flasher using a 555 timer and learn the basic theory of a voltage doubler using a transistor switch and a capacitor.

LC Resonant Frequency Calculator

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A circuit with an inductor (L) and capacitor (C) connected in parallel or series will have a resonant frequency at which their impedances are equal. Given two of the three values—inductance, capacitance, or resonant frequency—this tool will calculate the missing third variable.

Solving Unbalanced Wheatstone Bridge Circuits Via Mesh Current Method

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An unbalanced Wheatstone bridge cannot be solved using simple series…

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 Gate Circuitry

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Parallel Resistor Calculator

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Calculate the equivalent resistance of up to six resistors in parallel with ease while learning how to calculate resistance in parallel and the parallel resistance formula.

Analog Lab - Introduction

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In this series of hands-on electronics experiments, build analog circuits, including amplifiers, comparators, oscillators, and more. Following the step-by-step instructions will help you understand and appreciate analog systems.

555 Lab - LED Flasher with Inductive Flyback

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a multiple LED flasher and learn how to use inductive flyback to generate a voltage pulse that is greater than the supply voltage.

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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

Sum-of-Products and Product-of-Sums Expressions

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

Logarithms

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Definition of a Logarithm     “log” denotes a…

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Right Triangle Trigonometry

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  A right triangle is defined as having one angle precisely…

Basic Logic Gates

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Identify the type of logic gate shown in this schematic diagram, and…

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Factoring Equivalencies

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Factoring Identities :   a2 - b2 = (a + b) (a - b) a2 + 2ab + b2…

Low-pass Filters

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By definition, a low-pass filter is a circuit offering easy passage to…

Rules for Limits

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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Whenever electrons flow through a conductor, a magnetic field will…

Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…

LC Resonant Frequency Calculator

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A circuit with an inductor (L) and capacitor (C) connected in parallel or series will have a resonant frequency at which their impedances are equal. Given two of the three values—inductance, capacitance, or resonant frequency—this tool will calculate the missing third variable.

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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The purpose of the parallel-in/ parallel-out shift register is to take…

Binary Math

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

Practical Power Factor Correction

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When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

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Digital Logic With Feedback

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With simple gate and combinational logic circuits, there is a definite…

Si Lab - JFET Switching Circuit and Static Electricity Sensor

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, use a junction field-effect transistor (JFET) to build a sensitive switching circuit and learn about JFET current gain.

AC Generator Theory

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

AC Lab - Build a Transformer

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a simple transformer and learn some important transformer fundamentals including voltage step-up and step-down.

Safe Practices

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

Parallel Circuits and the Application of Ohm’s Law

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In this introduction to parallel resistance circuits, we will explain…

BJT Quirks

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

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

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This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

What is Network Analysis?

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The basic application of Ohm’s law to combinations of series and…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Karnaugh Mapping

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

Electric Fields and Capacitance

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Introduction Whenever an electric voltage exists between two separated…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Si Lab - Simple Op Amp

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a custom operational amplifier (op amp) and learn about the application of current mirrors and the use of negative feedback in op amp circuits.

Control Circuits

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Optothyristors

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Like bipolar transistors, SCRs and TRIACs are also manufactured as…

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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So far, we’ve studied both S-R and D latch circuits with enable…

Latch Circuits

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What do you think this logic buffer gate will do, with the output…

Amplifier Gain

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The Voltage Gain Because amplifiers have the ability to increase the…

555 Lab - Schmitt Trigger

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a Schmitt trigger using a 555 timer and learn about hysteresis and the inner workings of the extremely versatile 555 timer IC.