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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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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…

Quantum Physics

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

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.

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.

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Just like voltmeters, ammeters tend to influence the amount of current…

Switch Types

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Though it may seem strange to cover the elementary topic of electrical…

Characteristic Impedance

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The Parallel Wires of Infinite Length Suppose, though, that we had a…

Superconductivity

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Conductors lose all of their electrical resistance when cooled to…

SPICE Quirks

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“Garbage in, garbage out.” —Anonymous SPICE is a…

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Knowing how to generate Gray code should allow us to build larger…

Introduction to Mixed-Frequency AC Signals

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

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.

Decoder

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A decoder is a circuit that changes a code into a set of signals. It…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Let’s analyze a simple series circuit and determine the voltage…

Logarithms for Analog Circuits

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The concept of a mathematical power is familiar to most students of…

Automotive Alternator

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Project Parts and Materials Automotive alternator (one required, but…

Display Tubes

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

Contributors (4)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

DIP Gate Packaging

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Digital logic gate circuits are manufactured as integrated circuits:…

Current Divider Circuits

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Performance-Based Assessments for Network Analysis Competencies

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The Triode

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De Forest’s Audion tube came to be known as the triode tube…

Electrical Conduction in Semiconductors

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In any electrically conductive substance, what are charge carriers?…

Conductor Size

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It should be common-sense knowledge that liquids flow through…

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Musical Keyboard as a Signal Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electronic “keyboard” (musical)…

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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What does the normal status of an electrical switch refer to?…

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

More on AC “polarity”

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Complex numbers are useful for AC circuit analysis because they…

TTL NOR and OR gates

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TTL Circuit Analysis Let’s examine the following TTL circuit and…

The Unijunction Transistor (UJT)

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Unijunction transistor: Although a unijunction transistor is not a…

Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12…

Electromagnetism

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The discovery of the relationship between magnetism and electricity…

Full-wave Bridge Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6 volt output) Four…

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.

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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

Flip-Flop Circuits

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Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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At first it may seem pointless to have the four buffer gates following…

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can be used as an…

Power Added Efficiency Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the power-added efficiency (PAE) of an amplifier

Potentiometers

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Edge Coupled Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This tool helps calculate the impedance of an edge coupled microstrip.