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Analog Power and Signal Chain in Automotive Body Motor EEs

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Rectifier Circuits

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Digital Display Circuits

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

The Antiderivative (Indefinite Integral)

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Notice something important here: taking the derivative of f(x) may…

Summary of Filters

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As lengthy as this chapter has been up to this point, it only begins…

SPICE Quirks

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“Garbage in, garbage out.” —Anonymous SPICE is a…

Bipolar Junction Transistors in Active Mode

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Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6-volt output) Two…

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

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Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

Metric Notation

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The metric system, besides being a collection of measurement units for…

More on Spectrum Analysis

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Computerized Fourier analysis, particularly in the form of the FFT…

Tracking ADC

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A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…

Time Constant Circuits

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Parallel Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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Let’s take the same components for our series example circuit…

Overcurrent Protection

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What hazards might be posed by a circuit with excessive current going…

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Active-mode Operation (JFET)

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

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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

Circuit With a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Low-voltage incandescent lamp…

Digital Logic With Feedback

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With simple gate and combinational logic circuits, there is a definite…

What are “Series” and “Parallel” Circuits?

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Circuits consisting of just one battery and one load resistance are…

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator

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This calculator will determine the correct antenna downtilt angle given the heights of the antennas and distance between them.

Contributors (2)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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A parallel circuit is often called a current divider for its ability…

Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Strain Gauges

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If a strip of conductive metal is stretched, it will become skinnier…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Design Project: Sensitive Audio Detector

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The choice of step-down transformers to use in a project such as this…

Power Added Efficiency Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the power-added efficiency (PAE) of an amplifier

Practical Considerations - Inductors

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Inductors, like all electrical components, have limitations which must…

Circuit With a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Low-voltage incandescent lamp…

Basic Operational Amplifiers

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Determine the output voltage polarity of this op-amp (with reference…

TTL Logic Gates

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

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Thyristor Application Circuits

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Basic identities

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Note: while division by zero is popularly thought to be equal to…

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…