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Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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

Shift Registers

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

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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

Digital Lab - S-R Flip-flop Using NAND Gates

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an edge-triggered S-R flip-flop, learn the difference between a latch and a flip-flop, and experience how a switch bounce can cause logic errors.

TTL NAND and AND gates

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

Microprocessors

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

TTL NOR and OR gates

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

Memory Devices

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

Flash ADC

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

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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

Shift Registers

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

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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

Digital Lab - S-R Latch With Enable Input using NAND Gates

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an S-R latch with an enabled input using four NAND gates and learn more about digital circuit functionality.

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Digital Lab - S-R Latch Using NOR Gates

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an S-R latch using two NOR gates and learn how this type of digital memory operates, including invalid states, race conditions, and the effects of output loading.

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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

Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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

RMS Voltage Calculator

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This calculator calculates the RMS Voltage value from either the peak voltage, the peak-to-peak voltage, or the average voltage.

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…

Digital Lab - Introduction

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In this collection of hands-on electronics experiments, build and test digital circuits and learn the fundamentals of digital logic circuits, including gates, counters, logic levels, hysteresis, memory, and more.

555 Lab - Blue LED Flasher With Voltage Doubler

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a blue LED flasher using a 555 timer and learn the basic theory of a voltage doubler using a transistor switch and a capacitor.

The TRIAC

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SCRs are unidirectional (one-way) current devices, making them useful…

What is Norton’s Theorem and the Norton Equivalent Circuit?

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This article explains the step-by-step process for determining the…

Switches, Process Actuated

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It is very important to keep in mind that the “normal”…

Batteries

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

555 Timer Astable Oscillator Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis. This calculator will help you design an oscillator using a 555 timer IC.

Phasing

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Since transformers are essentially AC devices, we need to be aware of…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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What is an Operational Amplifier (Op-amp)? Operational Amplifiers,…

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

Band Theory of Solids

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Quantum physics describes the states of electrons in an atom according…

Sum and Product Notation

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

Time Constant Equations

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

Metric Prefix Conversions

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To express a quantity in a different metric prefix from how it was…

Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

Complex Circuits

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What do we do if we come across a circuit more complex than the simple…

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…

Simple Vector Addition

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Remember that vectors are mathematical objects just like numbers on a…