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3D Time of Flight: Understanding the system trade-offs

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Learn how design parameters impact system performance.

3D time-of-flight sensor theory of operation

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Explore the theory of operation behind 3D time of flight sensors.

Optoelectronic Devices

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Digital Display Circuits

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

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Display Tubes

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

7-segment Display

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4511 BCD-to-7seg latch/decoder/driver (Radio…

LED Sequencer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

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…

LED Resistor Calculator

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An LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED and need to know which resistor you should use.

Digital Display Circuits

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Optoelectronic Devices

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

Simple Combination Lock

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Convert MCD to Lumens

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

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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

Series R, L, and C

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Let’s take the following example circuit and analyze it:  …

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.

Basic Ammeter Use

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

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Electronic power conversion circuits known…

Sensing AC Electric Fields

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Audio detector with headphones  …

Metric Prefix Conversions

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To express a quantity in a different metric prefix from how it was…

Multi-Stage Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three NPN transistors—model 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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In the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Arithmetic with Scientific Notation

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The benefits of scientific notation do not end with ease of writing…

Active Loads in Amplifier Circuits

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We know that the current in a series circuit may be calculated with…

Amplifiers

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Practical Benefit of Active Devices The practical benefit of active…

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Every meter impacts the circuit it is measuring to some extent, just…

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.

Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

Binary Math Circuits

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Add the following binary numbers:

Introduction to Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors

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As was stated in the last chapter, there is more than one type of…

Amplifier Impedances

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Input impedance varies considerably with the circuit configuration…

Factorials

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

Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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There are circumstances when you may need to analyze a DC reactive…