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IGBTs

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Because of their insulated gates, IGFETs of all types have extremely…

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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There are two basic Ohm’s Law equations: one relating voltage,…

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

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

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

Resonant Filters

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

Current Mirror BJTs

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

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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

Class C BJT Amplifiers

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A common class of operation used in radio-frequency (RF) amplifier…

Ammeter Design

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Ammeters Measure Electrical Current A meter designed to measure…

DC Branch Current Analysis

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

Superposition Theorem

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Superposition theorem is one of those strokes of genius that takes a…

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

Optoelectronic Devices

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In this circuit, the electric motor is supposed to turn on whenever…

Practical Considerations - Transformers

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Power Capacity As has already been observed, transformers must be well…

Characteristic Impedance

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The Parallel Wires of Infinite Length Suppose, though, that we had a…

Current Divider Circuits

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Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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Voltage is commonly defined as “electrical pressure.” The unit of…

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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The field effect transistor was proposed by Julius Lilienfeld in US…

Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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In the chapter on mixed-frequency signals, we explored the concept of…

NOR Gate S-R Latch

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

Boolean Arithmetic

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Let us begin our exploration of Boolean algebra by adding numbers…

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Inductance

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

Protective Relay Circuits

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Protective relays are special power-sensing devices whose job it is to…

IC Fabrication and Packaging

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What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Factors Affecting Capacitance

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There are three basic factors of capacitor construction determining…

Octal and Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion

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Although the prime intent of octal and hexadecimal numeration systems…

Coefficients of Specific Resistance

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Specific resistance at 20o C:  Material Element/Alloy ohm-cmil/ft…

Noise Figure Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the noise figure of cascaded amplifiers

Biasing Techniques (JFET)

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Superposition Theorem

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Superposition theorem is one of those strokes of genius that takes a…

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the maximum distance (range) that a radar can detect

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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

Active-mode Operation (IGFET)

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Calculating Electric Power

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Learn the Power Formula We’ve seen the formula for determining…

Diode Ratings

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In addition to forward voltage drop (Vf) and peak inverse voltage…

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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All About Diodes A diode is an electrical device allowing current to…

PN Junctions

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Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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Input Voltages for Logic Gates Logic gate circuits are designed to…

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

Permanent Magnets

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Centuries ago, it was discovered that certain types of mineral rock…

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Rheostat Range Limiting

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Several 10 kΩ resistors One 10 kΩ…

Op-Amp Data

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Parametric data for all semiconductor op-amp models except the CA3130…

Programmable Logic Controllers

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The Programmable Logic Controller, or PLC, was invented in the late…

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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The purpose of the parallel-in/ parallel-out shift register is to take…

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Potential Pitfalls

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Fallacious reasoning and poor interpersonal relations account for more…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Contributors (9)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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Up until this point, our analysis of transistor logic circuits has…

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Every meter impacts the circuit it is measuring to some extent, just…

Complex Vector Addition

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If vectors with uncommon angles are added, their magnitudes (lengths)…

Design Project: DC Voltage Regulator

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It may seem difficult to even start on a project such as this, with no…

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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A parallel circuit is often called a current divider for its ability…

IGFET Quirks

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Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…