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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…

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.

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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

Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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

TTL NOR and OR gates

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

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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

Shift Registers

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

Microprocessors

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

TTL NAND and AND gates

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

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.

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…

Programmable Logic Technology

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

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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

Memory Devices

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

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.

Larger 5 & 6-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Larger Karnaugh maps reduce larger logic designs. How large is large…

Biasing Techniques (IGFET)

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Resistors

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Because the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in…

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

High-pass Filters

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A high-pass filter’s task is just the opposite of a low-pass…

Other Specialized Motors

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

The “Buffer” Gate

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

Voltage Signal Systems

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

Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

The Exclusive-OR Function: The XOR Gate

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What Is an XOR Gate? One element conspicuously missing from the set of…

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

Practical Considerations - Inductors

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

Simulating JFET Circuits Using LTspice

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Learn about junction field effect transistors (JFETs), their equations, and how to model and simulate JFETs in LTspice.

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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The term “combinational” comes to us from mathematics. In…

Contributors (7)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Introduction to Electron Tubes

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An often neglected area of study in modern electronics is that of…

Sequences

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Arithmetic Sequences An arithmetic sequence is a series of numbers…

Electron Versus Conventional Flow

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In this electrical circuit, trace the direction of current through the…

Instrumentation Amplifier Gain Calculator

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The instrumentation amplifier calculator will assist in the design and analysis of a conventional instrumentation amplifier circuit by calculating the required resistor values and gain.

Bit Grouping

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The singular reason for learning and using the binary numeration…