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Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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

Inductance

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! One of the fundamental principles of…

Broadside Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Mutual Inductance and Basic Operation

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Behaviors of Inductors wrapped around a Conductive Core Suppose we…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Rectifying Diodes

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

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…

Induction Motor, Large

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

Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a microstrip.

Make Your Own Multimeter

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

Resistors

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

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

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

Simple Circuits

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

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Basic Ammeter Use

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of an embedded microstrip.

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Time Constant Calculations

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

DC Branch Current Analysis

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

Sources of Electricity

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What is the difference between DC and AC electricity? Identify some…

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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

Finite-state Machine

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Feedback is a fascinating engineering principle. It can turn a rather…

Design Project: Intercom System

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Design a passive circuit that will create a "split” ( V/-V) power…

AC Inductor Circuits

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Resistors vs. Inductors Inductors do not behave the same way as…

AC Voltmeters and Ammeters

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AC electromechanical meter movements come in two basic arrangements:…

Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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Connecting digital circuitry to sensor devices is simple if the sensor…

Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

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A very useful tool for observing rotating objects is a strobe light.…

Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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When a transistor is in the fully-off state (like an open switch), it…

Current Mirror BJTs

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Bipolar Junction Transistor or BJT Current Mirror An often-used…

Decimal versus Binary Numeration

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Let’s count from zero to twenty using four different kinds of…

Capacitors

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

Rectangle Loop Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a rectangle loop.

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can be used as an…

Scientific Notation

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