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Back to the LDO Basics

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Interested in LDOs? Get the basics with this 8-part LDO Basics Training Series! We will cover a…

Electrical Fundamentals and Need for power systems protection

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This session provides a Quick introduction to Electrical Power Systems, Electrical Fundamentals, the…

Current Mirror BJTs

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

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

The P-N Junction

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If a block of P-type semiconductor is placed in contact with a block…

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Practical Considerations - Transformers

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

The Common-collector Amplifier

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Our next transistor configuration to study is a bit simpler for gain…

Switched Capacitor Circuitry

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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

Mutual Inductance and Basic Operation

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Behaviors of Inductors wrapped around a Conductive Core Suppose we…

Zener Diodes

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

Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems

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Suppose a 12 volt lead-acid battery has an internal resistance of 20…

AC Network Analysis

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Rectifying Diodes

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

Characteristic Impedance

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Note the “50 ohm” rating printed on the jacket of the cable. What…

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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

Simple Series Circuits

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On this page, we’ll outline the three principles you should…

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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

Shock Current Path

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As we’ve already learned, electricity requires a complete path…

Thevenin’s Theorem

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Thevenin’s Theorem states that it is possible to simplify any…

Voltage Divider

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Op-Amp Voltage and Gain Calculator

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A calculator for computing the gain and output voltage of an operational amplifier

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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

Boolean Algebra

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

Power Quality Measurement

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It used to be with large AC power systems that “power…

Zener Diodes

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Network Analysis Competencies

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Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12…

555 Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 0.1 µF,…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

Decibel Measurements

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During the early development of telephone technology, a unit was…

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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

What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

PWM Power Controller

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 100 µF…

Electron Versus Conventional Flow

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In this electrical circuit, trace the direction of current through the…

Lock-out / Tag-out

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In this motor control circuit, how would you ensure that there is no…

Low-pass Filters

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By definition, a low-pass filter is a circuit offering easy passage to…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Enhancement-type IGFETs

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Circuit Wiring

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So far, we’ve been analyzing single-battery, single-resistor…

Numbers and Symbols

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The expression of numerical quantities is something we tend to take…

Wire Stripline Impedance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the impedance of a wire stripline.

Design Project: Voltmeter

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The most important component of your voltmeter will be the…

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

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This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

Questions relating to project management

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Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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You might have noticed on the table for specific resistances that all…

Active-mode Operation (IGFET)

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DC Motor Control Circuits

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How is it possible to electrically measure the torque output by a…

Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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

Thevenin’s Theorem

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Thevenin’s Theorem states that it is possible to simplify any…

The Common-base Amplifier

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

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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

Three-phase Transformer Circuits

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Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

Parallel Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6-volt batteries 12-volt light bulb, 25 or 50…

Calculating Electric Power

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

Convert MCD to Lumens

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This calculator is useful for calculating the luminous flux for LEDs where the angle is known.

Octal and Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion

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Although the prime intent of octal and hexadecimal numeration systems…