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Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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

Microprocessors

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

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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

Memory Devices

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

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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

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.

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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

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…

Shift Registers

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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…

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…

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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

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…

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…

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…

Wire Loop Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire loop.

Tracking ADC

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A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…

DC Lab - Current Divider

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build resistive current dividers and observe how Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's current law function in real circuits using a voltmeter and an ammeter.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

Numbers versus Numeration

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

Special-purpose Batteries

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Mercury Standard Cell Back in the early days of electrical measurement…

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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What is an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), and what…

555 Lab - Advanced Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a red LED flasher with a transistor drive to control the current and learn how to use transistors to provide current gain and how to limit LED current.

Simple Series Resonance

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A similar effect happens in series inductive/capacitive circuits. When…

PN Junctions

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

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

AC Lab - Introduction

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In this series of hands-on electronics experiments, build alternating current (AC) circuits and learn about basic electrical engineering circuit concepts, including transformers, motors, phase shifts, signal coupling, and noise cancellation.

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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Resonance in a Tank Circuit A condition of resonance will be…

Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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There are circumstances when you may need to analyze a DC reactive…

Applications of Resonance

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So far, the phenomenon of resonance appears to be a useless curiosity,…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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

Depletion-type IGFETs

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Insulated gate field-effect transistors are unipolar devices just like…

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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After applying some of the general troubleshooting tips to narrow the…