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Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

Link Budget Calculator

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A Link Budget puts into account all gains and losses a signal goes through in a system as it is transmitted. The calculator calculates the power of the received signal given amplifier and antenna gains, and medium loss.

Principles of Radio

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One of the more fascinating applications of electricity is in the…

Quantum Physics

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“I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum…

Free Space Path Loss Calculator

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This calculator calculates the free space loss, given the distance, frequency, and gain, between two antennas.

Radio Circuits

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

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

Digital Codes

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

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

Factors Affecting Capacitance

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There are three basic factors of capacitor construction determining…

Multi-Stage Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three NPN transistors—model 2N2222 or 2N3403…

The Quadratic Formula

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Solving for x in a given polynomial equation “ax2 + bx + c…

Tube Parameters

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For bipolar junction transistors, the fundamental measure of…

Capacitor Transient Response

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Because capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, they…

Display Tubes

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In addition to performing tasks of amplification and switching, tubes…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

AC Voltmeters and Ammeters

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AC electromechanical meter movements come in two basic arrangements:…

The Pentode

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Another strategy for addressing the problem of secondary electrons…

Circuit Components

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Remember that this tutorial is not exhaustive by any means, and that…

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C: INSULATION TYPE…

Counters

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

T-Match Impedance Matching Circuits

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A tool designed to compute the values to be used in a T-match Impedance Circuit

Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

Stripline Trace Width Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the trace width of a stripline based on the maximum current rating

Capacitance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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A calculator for solving the capacitance, reactance, and admittance of a capacitor.

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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Tubes versus Semiconductors

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Devoting a whole chapter in a modern electronics text to the design…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

High-impedance Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model TL082 recommended…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…

Solving for Unknown Time

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine the length of time that a…

AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the inductance of two parallel wires

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Network Protocols

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

Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Polyphase Motor Design

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AC Motors Perhaps the most important benefit of polyphase AC power…

Critical Temperatures for Superconductors

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Critical temperatures given in Kelvins Material Element/Alloy Critical…

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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This calculator computes for the output pulse width of a 555 timer monostable circuit

Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems

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Suppose a 12 volt lead-acid battery has an internal resistance of 20…

Finite-state Machine

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Feedback is a fascinating engineering principle. It can turn a rather…

Reflection Attenuator Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the value of resistance R1 in a reflection attenuator.

Solid-state Relays

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Limitations of Electromechanical Relays As versatile as…

Complex Vector Addition

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If vectors with uncommon angles are added, their magnitudes (lengths)…