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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.

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Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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In the last section, we saw how the 3rd harmonic and all of its…

Precision Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Solid-state Relays

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As versatile as electromechanical relays can be, they do suffer many…

Making a Venn Diagram Look Like a Karnaugh Map

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Starting with circle A in a rectangular A’ universe in figure (a)…

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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Up to this point we have considered logic reduction problems where…

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…

T-Pad Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a T-pad attenuator.

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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When a transistor is in the fully-off state (like an open switch), it…

Binary Subtraction

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We can subtract one binary number from another by using the standard…

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Complex Vector Addition

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If vectors with uncommon angles are added, their magnitudes (lengths)…

Low-pass Filters

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

Safe Meter Usage

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Using an electrical meter safely and efficiently is perhaps the most…

Factoring Equivalencies

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Conductance

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When students first see the parallel resistance equation, the natural…

Decimal versus Binary Numeration

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Let’s count from zero to twenty using four different kinds of…

Inductor Sizing Equation

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The Inductance Formula Wheeler’s formulas for inductance of air core…

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…

Contactors

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All About Contactors When a relay is used to switch a large amount of…