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3 Methods for Compensating Localized Heat Generation in Smart Thermostats

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This video goes through one of the most prominent issues with thermostat design, accounting for the…

3D Time of Flight: Understanding the system trade-offs

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Learn how design parameters impact system performance.

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

Networks and Busses

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Flash ADC

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Also called the parallel A/D converter, this circuit is the simplest…

Design Project: Audio Tone Control

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Suppose you were installing a high-power stereo system in your car,…

Specific Resistance

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Designing Wire Resistance Conductor ampacity rating is a crude…

Amplifier Circuits

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Note, Q3 and Q4 in the figure below are complementary, NPN and PNP…

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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The field effect transistor was proposed by Julius Lilienfeld in US…

Switches

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

Half-Adder

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As a first example of useful combinational logic, let’s build a…

Parallel Resistance Calculator

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Calculate the total resistance of resistors in parallel with ease!

Radicals

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Definition of a Radical Given the expression where “x” is…

Phasing

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Since transformers are essentially AC devices, we need to be aware of…

AC Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

Potential Pitfalls

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Fallacious reasoning and poor interpersonal relations account for more…

EIRP Calculator

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A helpful tool for computing the Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) of an antenna

Complex Number Arithmetic

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Since complex numbers are legitimate mathematical entities, just like…

Connectors

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An electrical connector, is an electro-mechanical device used to join…

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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Voltage is commonly defined as “electrical pressure.” The unit of…

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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So far we have been finding Sum-Of-Product (SOP) solutions to logic…

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

Capacitor Charging and Discharging

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Capacitor Charging and Discharging Experiment Parts and Materials To…

DC Branch Current Analysis

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