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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…

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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

Temperature Converter

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Convert between Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin

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…

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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

The P-N Junction

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

Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT)

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

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) theory

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Junction Field-effect Transistors

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

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors in Active Mode

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AC Phase

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Things start to get complicated when we need to relate two or more AC…

Sum-of-Products and Product-of-Sums Expressions

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

Time Constant Circuits

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

What Are Zener Diodes?

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What Is a Zener Diode? A Zener diode is a special type of rectifying…

Electrical Conduction in Semiconductors

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In any electrically conductive substance, what are charge carriers?…

Static Electricity

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

Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)

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The Insulated-Gate Field-Effect Transistor (IGFET), also known as…

Voltage Regulation

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

Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

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Variable Inductor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Paper tube, from a toilet-paper roll Bar of iron…

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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Logic gate circuits are designed to input and output only two types of…

DC Generator Theory

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Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

IGFET Amplifiers

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Regulated Power Sources

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Batteries

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If I wanted to build a battery-powered electric drill, would it be…

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

Polyphase Motor Design

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AC Motors Perhaps the most important benefit of polyphase AC power…

Making a Venn Diagram Look Like a Karnaugh Map

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Starting with circle A in a rectangular A’ universe in figure…

Transistors, Bipolar

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Multiple-input Gates

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

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Serial-out

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Serial-in, serial-out shift registers delay data by one clock time for…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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A three-phase motor may be run from a single-phase power source.…

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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Read-only memory (ROM) is similar in design to static or dynamic RAM…

Integrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier,…

Electrical Transients

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This chapter explores the response of capacitors and inductors to…

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

Rate-of-change Indicator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries Capacitor, 0.1 µF…

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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A Binary Adder

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Suppose we wanted to build a device that could add two binary bits…

Gate Universality

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NAND and NOR gates possess a special property: they are universal.…

Scientific Notation in SPICE

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The SPICE circuit simulation computer program uses scientific notation…

The DIAC

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

Conductor Size

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It should be common-sense knowledge that liquids flow through…

Millman’s Theorem

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In Millman’s Theorem, the circuit is re-drawn as a parallel…

Thyristors

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Thyristors are a broad classification of bipolar-conducting…

Gas Discharge Tubes

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If you’ve ever witnessed a lightning storm, you’ve seen…