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Network Topology

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

Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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Most AC motors are induction motors. Induction motors are favored due…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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Just as devices have been made to measure certain physical quantities…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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Most ohmmeters of the design shown in the previous section utilize a…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

Networks and Busses

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

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

Network Topology

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

Calculating Power Factor

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As was mentioned before, the angle of this “power…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Precision Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Scientific Notation and Metric Prefixes

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Write the following exponential expressions in expanded form: 101 =…

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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In the common-emitter section of this chapter, we saw a SPICE analysis…

Complex Circuits

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What do we do if we come across a circuit more complex than the simple…

Active-mode Operation (JFET)

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JFETs, like bipolar transistors, are able to “throttle”…

Noise Figure Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the noise figure of cascaded amplifiers

555 Schmitt Trigger

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

Important Constants

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Euler’s Number Euler’s constant is an important value for…

Absolute dB scales

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Decibel as Absolute Unit of Power It is also possible to use the…

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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What is an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), and what…

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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Connecting digital circuitry to sensor devices is simple if the sensor…

Coax Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a coaxial cable.

The DIAC

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Like all diodes, Shockley diodes are unidirectional devices; that is,…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Serial-out

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Serial-in, serial-out shift registers delay data by one clock time for…

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

AC Circuit Equations

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Inductive Reactance     Capacitive Reactance    …

Scientific Notation

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In many disciplines of science and engineering, very large and very…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…