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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…

Power Dissipation

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

Electric Fields and Capacitance

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Introduction Whenever an electric voltage exists between two separated…

JFET Amplifiers

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

Design Project: AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

Current Divider

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

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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In the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Ammeter Design

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Ammeters Measure Electrical Current A meter designed to measure…

Parallel DC Circuits Practice Worksheet With Answers

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In this circuit, three resistors receive the same amount of voltage…

Current Mirror BJTs

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

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Electronic power conversion circuits known…

Battery Construction

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The word battery simply means a group of similar components. In…

Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

Worksheets - Linear Regulator

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

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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

Transformer—Power Supply

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Power transformer, 120VAC step-down to 12VAC,…

Rectifying Diodes

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

Time Constant Calculations

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

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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

Timer Circuits

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

Time Constant Circuits

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Generally speaking, how many “time constants” worth of time does…

Active-mode Operation (JFET)

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JFETs, like bipolar transistors, are able to “throttle”…

Sources of Electricity

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

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

Conductors and Insulators

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

Conventional Versus Electron Flow

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“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of…

555 Ramp Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 470 µF…

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

Voltage Comparator

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Parts and Materials Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6-volt output) Two…

Potentiometers

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

Shock Current Path

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

Current Signal Systems

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Current Source It is possible through the use of electronic amplifiers…

Vol II. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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  Note: this is a very unique and useful property of e. As in…

Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

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

Ionization (gas-filled) Tubes

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So far, we’ve explored tubes which are totally…

IGFET Amplifiers

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

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

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This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

Inductor-Capacitor “tank” Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Oscilloscope Assortment of non-polarized…

Practical Power Factor Correction

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When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

555 Monostable Multivibrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)

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What is Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)? The principle known as…

Bandpass Filter Calculator

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This calculates values of the inductance, capacitance of an inductor and capacitor used in a Butterworth LC bandpass filter.

Fundamentals of SPICE programming

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Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

Peak Detector

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A peak detector is a series connection of a diode and a…

Multi-Stage Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three NPN transistors—model 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Memory Devices

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

IGBTs

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

Analog and Digital Signals

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Instrumentation is a field of study and work centering on measurement…

Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Three NPN…

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

The DIAC

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Like all diodes, Shockley diodes are unidirectional devices; that is,…

AC Resistor Circuits (Inductive)

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Instantaneous Values in AC Circuits Pure resistive AC circuit:…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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This calculator will help compute the inductance of a length of wire.

Series Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One 9-volt battery  …

Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the inductance of two parallel wires

Ring Counters

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If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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The Maximum Power Transfer Theorem is not so much a means of analysis…

Logic Simplification With Karnaugh Maps

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The logic simplification examples that we have done so far could have…

The Common-collector Amplifier

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