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Special-purpose Diodes

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

Principles of Radio

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

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

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.

Quantum Physics

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

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.

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

Radio Circuits

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

Likely Failures in Unproven Systems

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“All men are liable to error;” —John Locke Whereas…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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What Is a Zener Diode? A Zener diode is a special type of rectifying…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Introduction to Mixed-Frequency AC Signals

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In our study of AC circuits thus far, we’ve explored circuits…

Resonant Filters

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So far, the filter designs we’ve concentrated on have employed…

Inductance

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! One of the fundamental principles of…

Pressure Unit Conversion Calculator

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This calculator will convert pressure values to ten different standard units for pressure.

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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

PC Oscilloscope

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…

A Very Simple Computer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three batteries, each one with a different voltage…

Boolean Relationships on Venn Diagrams

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The fourth example has A partially overlapping B. Though, we will…

Ohm’s Law - How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

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The first, and perhaps most important, relationship between current,…

Capacitors

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Identify some of the different types of capacitors, and their…

Wiring Color Codes Infographic

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Wiring Color Codes Infographic. Released under the Creative Commons…

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…

Rules for Limits

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

Simple Series Circuits

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On this page, we’ll outline the three principles you should…

AC Power

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If a sinusoidal voltage is applied to an impedance with a phase angle…

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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You might have noticed on the table for specific resistances that all…

The P-N Junction

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If a block of P-type semiconductor is placed in contact with a block…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Phase-Locked Loops

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This is a schematic for a simple VCO: The oscillator is of the RC…

Contributors (10)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Peak Voltage Calculator

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The peak voltage calculator calculates peak voltage values from the peak-to-peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Programmable Logic Technology

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

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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Reactive Power We know that reactive loads such as inductors and…

555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…

Design Project: Event Counter

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If your event sensing switch is mechanical in nature, you will likely…

Transistors, Hybrid

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

Bandpass Filter Calculator

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This calculates values of the inductance, capacitance of an inductor and capacitor used in a Butterworth LC bandpass filter.

Voltage Regulation

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As we saw in a few SPICE analyses earlier in this chapter, the output…

Design Project: DC Motor

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The armature windings of your DC motor will have very low resistance.…

Time Constant Circuits

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Generally speaking, how many “time constants” worth of time does…

Electromagnetism Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Magnetic compass Small permanent…

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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

Oscillator Circuits

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

Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…