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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…

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.

Principles of Radio

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

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Quantum Physics

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

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

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.

Broadside Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a broadside coupled stripline.

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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

Factorials

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Definition of a Factorial Denoted by the symbol “!” after…

Safety Grounding

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In simple AC power systems, one of the two conductors is typically…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (IGFET)

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Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Field-effect-controlled Thyristors

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Two relatively recent technologies designed to reduce the…

Solid-state Relays

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Limitations of Electromechanical Relays As versatile as…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

555 Lab - Oscillator With Hysteresis

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an oscillator with hysteresis from a Schmitt trigger and learn how to use it to create an RC oscillator and a method to configure a 555 timer as an astable multivibrator.

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

Digital Logic Functions

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We can construct a simple logic functions for our hypothetical lamp…

Convert MCD to Lumens

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This calculator is useful for calculating the luminous flux for LEDs where the angle is known.

Contributors (1)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Standing Waves and Resonance

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Whenever there is a mismatch of impedance between transmission line…

DC Lab - Build Your Own Multimeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple voltmeter and ammeter while learning some fundamentals about circuit measurements.

DC Lab - Series Batteries

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will connect batteries in series and learn the relationship between the individual battery voltages and the total series voltage.

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Octal and Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion

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Although the prime intent of octal and hexadecimal numeration systems…

Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Si Lab - Astable Multivibrator Audio Oscillator

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build an astable multivibrator (oscillator) circuit that provides an output in the audio frequency range and learn the effect of component values and supply voltage on oscillation frequency.

Sources of Electricity

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What is the difference between DC and AC electricity? Identify some…

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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Suppose we wished to measure the resistance of some component located…

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

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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It is a common phenomenon for the electrical resistance of a substance…

Metric Notation

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The metric system, besides being a collection of measurement units for…

Magnetism

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A permanent magnet is a device that retains a magnetic field without…

Battery Ratings

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Because batteries create current flow in a circuit by exchanging…

Electric Shock

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It is sometimes said regarding electrical safety that, Ït’s not the…

Beam Power Tubes

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In the beam power tube, the basic four-element structure of the…

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of an embedded microstrip.

Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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In instrumentation circuitry, DC signals are often used as analog…

Switches

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Inductor Voltage and Current Relationship

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Inductors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Si Lab - BJT Common-emitter Amplifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, construct a common-emitter amplifier using a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and learn about amplifier gain and feedback.

Parallel Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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Using the same value components in our series example circuit, we will…

DC Lab - Thermoelectricity

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a thermocouple to measure temperature changes and learn about the Seebeck effect.

AC Capacitor Circuits

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Capacitors Vs. Resistors Capacitors do not behave the same as…