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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.

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

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…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

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…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Network Protocols

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

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Network Topology

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

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…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Ammeter Design

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What would happen to this meter movement, if connected directly to a…

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Let’s analyze a simple series circuit and determine the voltage…

The DIAC

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

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Basic Algebra and Graphing for Electric Circuits

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Many different equations used in the analysis of electric circuits may…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Active Loads in Amplifier Circuits

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We know that the current in a series circuit may be calculated with…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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

555 Schmitt Trigger

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

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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

Norton’s Theorem

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What is Norton’s Theorem? Norton’s Theorem states that it…

Superconducting Devices

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Superconducting devices, though not widely used, have some unique…

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

Contributors (4)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Phase-locked Loops

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Resistors Types

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These are the most common types of resistors available. Resistors…