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Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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When we store information in some kind of circuit or device, we not…

Microprocessors

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Early computer science pioneers such as Alan Turing and John Von…

Memory Devices

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

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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Electromechanical relays used to start and stop high-power electric…

Programmable Logic Technology

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Define the following acronyms as they apply to digital logic circuits:…

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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Read-only memory (ROM) is similar in design to static or dynamic RAM…

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

TTL NAND and AND gates

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Suppose we altered our basic open-collector inverter circuit, adding a…

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

NOR Gate S-R Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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Now we can proceed to studying specific types of digital storage…

Shift Registers

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Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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The earliest forms of digital data storage involving moving parts was…

NAND Gate S-R Enabled Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

TTL NOR and OR gates

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TTL Circuit Analysis Let’s examine the following TTL circuit and…

Flash ADC

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Also called the parallel A/D converter, this circuit is the simplest…

The R/2R DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

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The R/2R DAC circuit is an alternative to the binary-weighted-input…

Power Dissipation

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Wire Types and Sizes

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Most electrical wire is covered in a rubber or plastic coating called…

Logarithms for Analog Circuits

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The concept of a mathematical power is familiar to most students of…

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

LED Sequencer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

Amplifier Impedances

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Input impedance varies considerably with the circuit configuration…

Resistor Color Code Calculator and Chart (4-band, 5-band or 6-band)

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A handy tool for reading resistor color code values

Timer Circuits

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Boolean Algebra

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Common-Emitter Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One NPN transistor—model 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Microprocessor Programming

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

The “Buffer” Gate

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If we were to connect two inverter gates together so that the output…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Parallel-out (SIPO) Conversion

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A serial-in, parallel-out shift register is similar to the serial-in,…

Vol III. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Inductor Commutating Circuits

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A popular use of diodes is for the mitigation of inductive…

Sum and Product Notation

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For reference, this section introduces the terminology used in some…

The Tetrode

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As the name suggests, the tetrode tube contains four elements: cathode…

Ring Counters

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If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

Phasor Mathematics

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

DC Transducers

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Research and describe what the Hall effect is, and list some practical…

Coil Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a coil.

NAND Gate S-R Enabled Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Make Your Own Multimeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Sensitive meter movement (Radio Shack catalog #…

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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The Maximum Power Transfer Theorem is not so much a means of analysis…

Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

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Digital circuits are circuits dealing with signals restricted to the…

Solid-state Relays

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Limitations of Electromechanical Relays As versatile as…

pH Measurement

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A very important measurement in many liquid chemical processes…

Peak to Peak Voltage Calculator (VP-P)

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This calculator shows the peak-to-peak voltage (VP-P) value from the peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Phase-locked Loops

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Thermoelectricity

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Length of bare (uninsulated) copper wire Length of…

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

Design Project: Logic Probe

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What factors determine where potentiometers Rpot1 and Rpot2 must be…

Attenuators

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What is Attenuators? Attenuators are passive devices. It is…

Time Constant Equations

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Value of time constant in series RC and RL circuits   Time…

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one that monitors the current, voltage,…

Radio Circuits

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(a) Crystal radio. (b) Modulated RF at antenna. (c) Rectified RF at…