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Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

Digital Lab - 7-segment LED Display

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will control a 7-segment binary-coded decimal (BCD) display and learn about active-low and active-high logic inputs.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

555 Lab - Advanced Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a red LED flasher with a transistor drive to control the current and learn how to use transistors to provide current gain and how to limit LED current.

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Convert MCD to Lumens

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

Si Lab - Light Sensor (LED Photodetector)

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, use an LED as a light-sensitive photodetector and learn how to use a bipolar transistor in a common-emitter amplifier configuration.

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Karnaugh Mapping

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

555 Lab - Blue LED Flasher With Voltage Doubler

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a blue LED flasher using a 555 timer and learn the basic theory of a voltage doubler using a transistor switch and a capacitor.

Display Tubes

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

555 Lab - LED Flasher with Inductive Flyback

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a multiple LED flasher and learn how to use inductive flyback to generate a voltage pulse that is greater than the supply voltage.

Series LED Resistor Calculator

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This series LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED or a number of the same color of LEDs in series and need to know which resistor you should use.

Optoelectronic Devices

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In this circuit, the electric motor is supposed to turn on whenever…

Digital Lab - 10-bit Flashing LED Sequencer

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build and test an automated circuit that sequentially flashes 10 LED, and learn about counters, frequency dividers, and switch debouncing.

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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A technician uses a stroboscope to “freeze” the rotation of a…

555 Lab - Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a red LED flasher and learn a useful application of the versatile 555 timer IC.

Digital Lab - 7-segment LED Display

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will control a 7-segment binary-coded decimal (BCD) display and learn about active-low and active-high logic inputs.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Digital Lab - Digital Combination Lock

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a digital combination lock with LED output indicators and learn about XOR gate functionality and how to implement NOR logic functionality using diodes.

Si Lab - Bipolar Transistor as a Switch

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, use a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) to switch an LED and learn about the current their amplification.

Basic Ammeter Use

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Show how this ammeter would be connected to the light bulb circuit to…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Logarithms

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Definition of a Logarithm     “log” denotes a…

555 Lab - Blue LED Flasher With Voltage Doubler

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a blue LED flasher using a 555 timer and learn the basic theory of a voltage doubler using a transistor switch and a capacitor.

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

Basic Algebra and Graphing for Electric Circuits

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Many different equations used in the analysis of electric circuits may…

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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Identify some different ways you can create the sine-wave audio tracks…

Latch Circuits

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What do you think this logic buffer gate will do, with the output…

Biasing Techniques (IGFET)

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Switches, Hand Actuated

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A switch is an electrical component that can “make” or…

Time Constant Calculations

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

Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of DC network analysis solves for unknown…

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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Resonance in a Tank Circuit A condition of resonance will be…

Resistance

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The circuit in the previous section is not a very practical one. In…

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.

Thyristors

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