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Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Boolean Algebra

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

Edge Coupled Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a stripline

Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Questions relating to project management

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Symmetric Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a symmetric stripline.

Soldering

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Both soldering irons and soldering guns are tools used in the process…

DC Lab - Build Your Own Multimeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple voltmeter and ammeter while learning some fundamentals about circuit measurements.

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.

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table Size Diameter (inches) Cross-sectional area…

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Rectifying Diodes

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

Broadside Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

DIY EE Lab - Setting Up a Home Electronics Lab

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To build the DIY electronics projects described in this textbook, you will need a small work area, a few tools, and some basic electronics supplies. This page describes the setup of a low-cost home electronics laboratory.

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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So far we have been finding Sum-Of-Product (SOP) solutions to logic…

Basic Ammeter Use

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

Power Conversion Circuits

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

Decibel Calculator

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This calculator will convert voltage or power gains into decibels. Enter one of the three values and the calculator will output the other two.

Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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

Lenz’s Law and Faraday’s Law Calculator

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This calculator uses Faraday's and Lenz's laws to calculate the magnitude and polarity of the induced electromotive force (EMF) caused by a change in magnetic flux through a closed-loop coil.

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…

Multiple-input Gates

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The Use of Logic Gate Inverters and buffers exhaust the possibilities…

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the characteristic impedance of a twisted-pair cable

Example Circuits and Netlists

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

Voltmeter Design

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

Solving Series and Parallel Circuits With the Table Method and Ohm’s Law

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The table method provides a structured methodology for ensuring you…

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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After applying some of the general troubleshooting tips to narrow the…

Switches, Hand Actuated

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A switch is an electrical component that can “make” or…

Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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Electromechanical relays used to start and stop high-power electric…

Transistors, Insulated-gate Field-effect (IGFET or MOSFET)

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We have the symbols for depletion mode and enhancement mode MOSFETs -…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Oscillator Circuits

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

The Common-base Amplifier

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The final transistor amplifier configuration (Figure below) we need to…

Important Constants

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Euler’s Number Euler’s constant is an important value for…

Algebraic Equation Manipulation for Electric Circuits

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The electrical resistance of a conductor at any temperature may be…

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

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

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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The term “combinational” comes to us from mathematics. In…

Flash ADC

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

Common Sources of Hazard

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Of course, there is a danger of electrical shock when directly…

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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Because it takes energy to force charge to flow against the opposition…

Capacitor Charge and Time Constant Calculator

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This calculator computes for the capacitor charge time and energy, given the supply voltage and the added series resistance.

Three-phase Power Systems

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What is Split-Phase Power Systems? Split-phase power systems achieve…

Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

555 Lab - Oscillator With Hysteresis

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an oscillator with hysteresis from a Schmitt trigger and learn how to use it to create an RC oscillator and a method to configure a 555 timer as an astable multivibrator.

Power Added Efficiency Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the power-added efficiency (PAE) of an amplifier

Conductor Size

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It should be common-sense knowledge that liquids flow through…

Si Lab - Multi-stage Amplifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, construct a three-stage common-emitter amplifier using bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and learn about multi-stage gain and feedback.

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

Metric Notation

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The metric system, besides being a collection of measurement units for…

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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

Simulating JFET Circuits Using LTspice

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Learn about junction field effect transistors (JFETs), their equations, and how to model and simulate JFETs in LTspice.