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Time Constant Circuits

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Generally speaking, how many “time constants” worth of time does…

Oscillator Circuits

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OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

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Time Constant Calculations

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555 Hysteretic Oscillator

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Try out our 555 Timer Astable Circuit in our Tools section. PARTS AND…

Time Constant Circuits

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Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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Determine what the magnitude and polarity of the voltmeter’s…

Design Project: Logic Probe

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What factors determine where potentiometers Rpot1 and Rpot2 must be…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Mutual Inductance

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If two coils of wire are brought into close proximity with each other…

Capacitors

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Identify some of the different types of capacitors, and their…

Thyristors

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High-pass Filters

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A high-pass filter’s task is just the opposite of a low-pass…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Time Constant Circuits

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AC Resistor Circuits (Capacitive)

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Pure resistive AC circuit: voltage and current are in phase. If we…

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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Power Dissipation

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Inductor-Capacitor “tank” Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Oscilloscope Assortment of non-polarized…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Superposition Theorem

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Precision Potentiometer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two single-turn, linear-taper potentiometers, 5…

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.

555 Schmitt Trigger

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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

Introduction to Complex Numbers

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If I needed to describe the distance between two cities, I could…

Microwave Tubes

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For extremely high-frequency applications (above 1 GHz), the…

AC Circuit Equations

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Inductive reactance Capacitive reactance Impedance in relation to R…

Capacitor Transient Response

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Because capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, they…

What is Network Analysis?

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Generally speaking, network analysis is any structured technique used…

Parallel Resistance Calculator

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Calculate the total resistance of resistors in parallel with ease!

Impedance Transformation

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Standing waves at the resonant frequency points of an open- or…

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

NOR Gate S-R Latch

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

Resistors

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Because the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in…

The Command-line Interface

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If you’ve used DOS or UNIX operating systems before in a…

Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one which monitors the current, voltage,…

Flash ADC

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Also called the parallel A/D converter, this circuit is the simplest…

Resonant Filters

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So far, the filter designs we’ve concentrated on have employed…

Edge Coupled Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Voltage and Current Calculations

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There’s a sure way to calculate any of the values in a reactive…

A Very Simple Circuit

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Parts and Materials 6-volt battery 6-volt incandescent lamp Jumper…

TTL NOR and OR gates

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Let’s examine the following TTL circuit and analyze its operation:…