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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…

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

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Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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

The P-N Junction

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

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) theory

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

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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The bipolar junction transistor (BJT) was named because its operation…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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

Temperature Converter

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Convert between Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors in Active Mode

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

Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT)

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The invention of the bipolar transistor in 1948 ushered in a…

Power Dissipation

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

Potato Battery

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One large potato One lemon (optional) Strip of…

Physical Effects of Electricity

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Certain substances are known to physically deform (shorten or…

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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PARTS AND MATERIALS High-quality “closed-cup” audio headphones…

Peak to Peak Voltage Calculator (VP-P)

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This calculator shows the peak-to-peak voltage (VP-P) value from the peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

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Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

DC Metrology

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Define the following metrological terms: • Uncertainty • Accuracy…

Voltage Regulation

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As we saw in a few SPICE analyses earlier in this chapter, the output…

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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

Energy, Work, and Power

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Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

Power Supply Circuits

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There are three major kinds of power supplies: unregulated (also…

Stepper Motors

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A stepper motor is a “digital” version of the electric…

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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Microphones

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Explain how a moving-coil, or dynamic microphone works. Identify how…

Inductors and Calculus

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Inductors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Other Diode Technologies

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Varicap or varactor diodes A variable capacitance diode is known as a…

Lock-out / Tag-out

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

Resonant Filters

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

Simple Combination Lock

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

Q Factor and Bandwidth of a Resonant Circuit

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The Q, or quality, factor of a resonant circuit is a measure of the…

Properties of Exponents

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Static Electricity

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What does it mean for an object to have an electric charge? Give an…

Multi-Stage Amplifier

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

Trigonometric Equivalencies

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Diodes

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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…

Capacitors

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

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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

Fundamentals of SPICE programming

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Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

Venn Diagrams and Sets

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Mathematicians use Venn diagrams to show the logical relationships of…

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Multiple-input Gates

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The Use of Logic Gate Inverters and buffers exhaust the possibilities…

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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

Energy, Work, and Power

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Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

Transistor Ratings and Packages (JFET)

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555 Schmitt Trigger

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