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Broadside Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a broadside coupled trace.

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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This tool is designed to compute for the trace width of a microstrip

Design Project: Power Inverter

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A common topology for DC-AC power converter circuits uses a pair of…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a wire microstrip.

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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An oscilloscope is a very useful piece of electronic test equipment.…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Microstrip Wavelength Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the guided wavelength inside a microstrip.

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand

Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Setting Up a Home Lab

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

Stripline Trace Width Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the trace width of a stripline based on the maximum current rating

Basic Ammeter Use

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

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Voltmeter Design

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

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute for the inductance of an edge coupled trace.

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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Capacitors, like all electrical components, have limitations that must…

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

Textbook

Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C: INSULATION TYPE…

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

Tools

This calculator computes the inductance of a microstrip etched on a PCB.

Automotive Alternator

Textbook

Project Parts and Materials Automotive alternator (one required, but…

Series Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

Textbook

In the last section, we learned what would happen in simple…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

Textbook

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

Protective Relays

Textbook

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

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A common topology for DC-AC power converter circuits uses a pair of…

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Electromagnet made from experiment…

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

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Label where each of the following electrical quantities would be found…

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Switch Types

Textbook

Though it may seem strange to cover the elementary topic of electrical…

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

AC Network Analysis

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

7-segment Display

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

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

Tools

This calculator computes the inductance of a microstrip etched on a PCB.

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

Textbook

Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

Oscillator Circuits

Textbook

Phase shift oscillator. R1C1, R2C2, and R3C3 each provide 60° of…

Impedance Matching With Transformers

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Suppose you were to take a 3 kW electric heater rated for 240 VAC and…

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Autotransformers

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How much voltage is there between the following pairs of points in…

Ohm’s Law Calculator

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Calculate circuit parameters using Ohm's Law

Capacitor Transient Response

Textbook

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

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

Textbook

Most AC motors are induction motors. Induction motors are favored due…

Other Specialized Motors

Textbook

Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque to…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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

Transistors, Hybrid

Textbook

In essence, the IGFET controls the base current of a BJT, which…

Voltage Follower

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS One NPN transistor—models 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Example Circuits and Netlists

Textbook

The following circuits are pre-tested netlists for SPICE 2g6, complete…

Contributors (11)

Textbook

Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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A semiconductor device is one made of silicon or any number of other…

Millman’s Theorem

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

Static Electricity Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

Solving Simultaneous Equations: The Substitution Method and the Addition Method

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What are Simultaneous Equations and Systems of Equations? The terms…

Voltmeter Design

Textbook

As was stated earlier, most meter movements are sensitive devices.…

Balanced Attenuator Calculator

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This balanced attenuator calculator helps you determine the resistor (R1) values for a balanced attenuator.

Asynchronous Counters

Textbook

In the previous section, we saw a circuit using one J-K flip-flop that…

Shift Registers

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