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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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Timer Circuits

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Superconducting Devices

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

Thyristors

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Electric Shock

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It is sometimes said regarding electrical safety that, Ït’s not the…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

Light-Pulse Switch

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

Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

Soldering

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Both soldering irons and soldering guns are tools used in the process…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Emergency Response

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Despite lock-out/tag-out procedures and multiple repetitions of…

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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Most of us have experienced some form of electric “shock,”…

Physical Effects of Electricity

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Certain substances are known to physically deform (shorten or…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Design Project: Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Signal Generator

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What shape of voltage waveform would you expect to measure (using an…

What Is the Skin Effect?

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The Skin Depth of Copper in Electrical Engineering As previously…

Ohm’s Law (again!)

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A common phrase heard in reference to electrical safety goes something…

Quantum Physics

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“I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

IC Fabrication and Packaging

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What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What…

Design Project: Voltmeter

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The most important component of your voltmeter will be the…

Oscillator Circuits

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Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

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Wire Stripline Impedance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the impedance of a wire stripline.

Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Just like voltmeters, ammeters tend to influence the amount of…

Voltage Signal Systems

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The use of variable voltage for instrumentation signals seems a rather…

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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Reactive Power We know that reactive loads such as inductors and…

Power in Electric Circuits

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In addition to voltage and current, there is another important…

Pi Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a Pi Attenuator.

Field-effect-controlled Thyristors

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Two relatively recent technologies designed to reduce the…

Differential Equations

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As opposed to normal equations where the solution is a number, a…

Precise Diode Circuits

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Potential Pitfalls

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Fallacious reasoning and poor interpersonal relations account for more…

Contributors (4)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Peak Voltage Calculator

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The peak voltage calculator calculates peak voltage values from the peak-to-peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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The electrons of different types of atoms have different degrees of…

Converting Truth Tables into Boolean Expressions

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In designing digital circuits, the designer often begins with a truth…