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Memory Devices

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

TTL NAND and AND gates

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

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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

Microprocessors

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

Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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

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:…

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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

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.

Shift Registers

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

Memory Devices

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

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.

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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

TTL NOR and OR gates

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

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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There are two basic Ohm’s Law equations: one relating voltage,…

Using Multiple Combinational Circuits

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As an example of using several circuits together, we are going to make…

DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

Scientific Notation in SPICE

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The SPICE circuit simulation computer program uses scientific notation…

Design Project: Telegraph System

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What voltage will you choose to use for each of the station batteries?

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…

BJT Quirks

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An ideal transistor would show 0% distortion in amplifying a signal.…

Asynchronous Flip-Flop Inputs

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The normal data inputs to a flip flop (D, S and R, or J and K) are…

Binary Math

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

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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In ladder logic symbolism, an electromechanical relay coil is shown as…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

IGFET Amplifiers

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

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Guidelines to Series-Parallel Combination Circuit Analysis The goal of…

Differential Equations

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

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table Size Diameter (inches) Cross-sectional area…

Numbers versus Numeration

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It is imperative to understand that the type of numeration system used…

Logic Simplification With Karnaugh Maps

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The logic simplification examples that we have done so far could have…

Si Lab - Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a full-wave rectifier for AC to DC conversion and learn about center-tapped transformers.