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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.

Digital Display Circuits

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

Optoelectronic Devices

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

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…

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.

Special-purpose Diodes

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

7-segment Display

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

Display Tubes

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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

LED Sequencer

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

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…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red 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.

Karnaugh Mapping

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

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Simple Combination Lock

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

Optoelectronic Devices

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

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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

Diodes

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A diode is an electronics component made from a combination of a…

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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When a PCB designer speaks of dimensions in thous or mils, what does…

Contributors (16)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…

Trigonometric Derivatives

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

An Electric Pendulum

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Capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, and…

Microstrip Patch Antenna Calculator

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This tool calculates the dimensions of the microstrip patch antenna given the desired operating frequency.

Power Supply Circuits

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There are three major kinds of power supplies: unregulated (also…

Precise Diode Circuits

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

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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

Solving for Unknown Time

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine the length of time that a…

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.

Electric Shock

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

Scientific Notation

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In many disciplines of science and engineering, very large and very…

Magnetism

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

General Troubleshooting Tips

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When first approaching a failed or otherwise misbehaving system, the…

A Very Simple Computer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three batteries, each one with a different voltage…

Input and Output Coupling

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To overcome the challenge of creating necessary DC bias voltage for an…

Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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Shift registers, like counters, are a form of sequential logic.…