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Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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The circuit shown here is a four-bit analog-to-digital converter…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Network Protocols

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

Network Topology

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

Digital Communication

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A 50-Ohm Cable?

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Early in my explorations of electricity, I came across a length of…

Networks and Busses

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

Waveguides

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A waveguide is a special form of transmission line consisting of a…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Digital Display Circuits

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

Latch Circuits

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

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

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Time Constant Calculations

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Precise Diode Circuits

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Memory Devices

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Op-Amp Data

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Parametric data for all semiconductor op-amp models except the CA3130…

Batteries

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If I wanted to build a battery-powered electric drill, would it be…

Counters

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Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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Determine what the magnitude and polarity of the voltmeter’s…

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…

Active Filters

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Digital Display Circuits

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Thyristor Application Circuits

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Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Timer Circuits

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DC Mesh Current Analysis

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Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Characteristic Impedance

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Note the “50 ohm” rating printed on the jacket of the cable. What…

Digital Communication

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Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Microprocessor Programming

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What is the difference between a JMP (“jump”) instruction and a…

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

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Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

Other Specialized Motors

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Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque to…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Permeability and Saturation

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The nonlinearity of material permeability may be graphed for better…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (BJT)

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Like all electrical and electronic components, transistors are limited…

Boolean Arithmetic

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Let us begin our exploration of Boolean algebra by adding numbers…

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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

Multi-Stage Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three NPN transistors—model 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Introduction to Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors

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As was stated in the last chapter, there is more than one type of…

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

Hand Calculator Use

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To enter numbers in scientific notation into a hand calculator, there…

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Special Diodes

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Potato Battery

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One large potato One lemon (optional) Strip of…

Capacitance Calculator

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This calculates the capacitance of a capacitor based on its charge, Q, and its voltage, V, according to the formula, C=Q/V.

The Cascode Amplifier

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While the C-B (common-base) amplifier is known for wider bandwidth…

Digital Codes

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

Design Project: Intercom System

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Design a passive circuit that will create a "split” ( V/-V) power…