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Quantum Physics

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

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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

High-Reliability Circuits

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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.

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Principles of Radio

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

Radio Circuits

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

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.

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a wire microstrip.

Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)

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The Insulated-Gate Field-Effect Transistor (IGFET), also known as…

Bridged-Tee Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a bridged-tee attenuator.

The Common-base Amplifier

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The final transistor amplifier configuration (Figure below) we need to…

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…

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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

The Tetrode

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As the name suggests, the tetrode tube contains four elements: cathode…

Active-mode Operation (IGFET)

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Superposition Theorem

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The superposition theorem is one of those strokes of genius that takes…

DC Lab - Voltage Divider

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

Switch Contact Design

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A switch can be constructed with any mechanism bringing two conductors…

Static Electricity

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It was discovered centuries ago that certain types of materials would…

Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

Combination Tubes

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Similar in thought to the idea of the integrated circuit, tube…

RF Power Conversion Calculator

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A tool designed to convert RF power from watts to decibels and vice versa

Conventional Versus Electron Flow

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“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of…

Transistors, Hybrid

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In essence, the IGFET controls the base current of a BJT, which…

Contributors (6)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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A semiconductor device is one made of silicon or any number of other…

Time Constant Calculations

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Building a Differential Amplifier

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Differential Op-Amp Circuits An op-amp with no feedback is already a…

Stepper Motors

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Unit Conversion Calculator

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Convert to and from different units of length, weight, power, temperature and torque

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

AC Metrology

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In power distribution systems, it is very important to be able to…

Absolute dB scales

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Decibel as Absolute Unit of Power It is also possible to use the…

AC Waveforms

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When an alternator produces AC voltage, the voltage switches polarity…

3-bit Binary Counter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 555 timer IC (Radio Shack catalog # 276-1723) One…

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

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Series and Parallel Capacitors

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When capacitors are connected in series, the total capacitance is…

Mutual Inductance

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If two coils of wire are brought into close proximity with each other…

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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

The Common-source Amplifier (IGFET)

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Critical Temperatures for Superconductors

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Critical temperatures given in Kelvins Material Element/Alloy Critical…

Timer Circuits

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Complex Number Arithmetic

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Since complex numbers are legitimate mathematical entities, just like…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

High-Reliability Circuits

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Branch Current Method Analysis

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The most straightforward DC network analysis technique is the branch…