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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 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.

Display Tubes

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

Optoelectronic Devices

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

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.

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.

Display Tubes

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

Optoelectronic Devices

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

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.

Digital Display Circuits

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

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.

Convert MCD to Lumens

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

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.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

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.

Karnaugh Mapping

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

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…

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.

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.

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.

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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

Voltmeter Design

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Suppose I were about to measure an unknown voltage with a manual-range…

Analog and Digital Signals

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Instrumentation is a field of study and work centering on measurement…

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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When we store information in some kind of circuit or device, we not…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

IC Fabrication and Packaging

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What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What…

Contributors (15)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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

AC Lab - Automotive Alternator as AC Generator

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will use an automotive alternator to generate three-phase AC voltage and learn how alternators can function as both generators and motors.

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

Rules for Antiderivatives

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Constant Rule     Rule of Sums     Rule of…

Karnaugh Mapping

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

Voltage Signal Systems

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The use of variable voltage for instrumentation signals seems a rather…

Simple Circuits

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Lock-out / Tag-out

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In this motor control circuit, how would you ensure that there is no…

AC Metrology

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

Non-Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for a non-inverting Op-Amp

AC Lab - Noise Cancellation

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will use an AC voltage source connected to speakers to learn about sound waves and the foundational principle used in noise cancelling headphones.

Batteries

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If I wanted to build a battery-powered electric drill, would it be…