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Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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Typically, complex circuits are not arranged in nice, neat, clean…

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Make Your Own Multimeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Sensitive meter movement (Radio Shack catalog #…

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) theory

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

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Simple Circuits

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Voltmeter Design

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

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

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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

Automotive Alternator

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

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Encoders and Decoders

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

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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

Measurement Circuits

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Figure below shows a photodiode amplifier for measuring low levels of…

Ohm’s Law - How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

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The first, and perhaps most important, relationship between current,…

Computational Circuits

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When someone mentions the word “computer,” a digital…

Input and Output Coupling

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

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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The electrons of different types of atoms have different degrees of…

Introduction to Shift Registers

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

Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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What Is a Zener Diode? A Zener diode is a special type of rectifying…

Radio Circuits

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(a) Crystal radio. (b) Modulated RF at antenna. (c) Rectified RF at…

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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

Trigonometry for AC Circuits

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Identify which trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, or tangent) are…

Binary Count Sequence

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If we examine a four-bit binary count sequence from 0000 to 1111, a…

What is the Relationship Between Conductance and Resistance?

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The concept and measurement units of resistance are most often used…

Resistors

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

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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This calculator computes for the output pulse width of a 555 timer monostable circuit

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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At first it may seem pointless to have the four buffer gates following…

“Long’’ and “Short’’ Transmission Lines

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In DC and low-frequency AC circuits, the characteristic impedance of…

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

7-segment Display

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

Flyback Switch Mode Regulator Calculator

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A calculator for computing several parameters needed in the design of a flyback switch mode regulator

Potentiometric Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One potentiometer, single…

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

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If we take the equivalent circuit of an SCR and add another external…

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

Electromagnetism

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The discovery of the relationship between magnetism and electricity…

Induction Motor, Large

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

EIRP Calculator

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A helpful tool for computing the Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) of an antenna

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Susceptance and Admittance

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What is Conductance? In the study of DC circuits, the student of…

Hysteresis

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Thyristors are a class of semiconductor components exhibiting…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

IGFET Amplifiers

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

Common-Emitter Amplifier

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

Rectifier Circuits

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What is Rectification? Now we come to the most popular application of…

The Common-base Amplifier

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

PC Oscilloscope

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…

Simple Vector Addition

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Remember that vectors are mathematical objects just like numbers on a…

Series Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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

Noninverting Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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