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Achieve Precise Measurement for Smoke Detector Designs

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This video provides an introduction to the internal components of typical smoke detectors.

Automotive transients introduction

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A 12-V automotive battery rail is subject to many transients. The purpose of the front-end power…

The R/2R DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

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The R/2R DAC circuit is an alternative to the binary-weighted-input…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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The R/2nR DAC: Binary-Weighted-Input Digital-to-Analog Converter

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What Is a R/2nR DAC Circuit? The R/2nR DAC circuit, otherwise known as…

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…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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If a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal is sent to a passive…

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

Basic Gate Function

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Parts and Materials 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

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 Generator Theory

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

The NOT Gate

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The single-transistor inverter circuit illustrated earlier is actually…

Peak Voltage Calculator

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The peak voltage calculator calculates peak voltage values from the peak-to-peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

AC Phase

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

PN Junctions

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

Standing Waves and Resonance

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Whenever there is a mismatch of impedance between transmission line…

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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Reactive Power We know that reactive loads such as inductors and…

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

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

Ohm’s Law Practice Worksheet With Answers

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

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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Most AC motors are induction motors. Induction motors are favored due…

PWM Power Controller

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

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one that monitors the current, voltage,…

Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

The Common-collector Amplifier

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

Gas Discharge Tubes

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

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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A microcontroller is a specialized type of digital computer used to…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Build a Transformer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Steel flat bar, 4 pieces Miscellaneous bolts,…

Combination Tubes

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Similar in thought to the idea of the integrated circuit, tube…

Logarithms

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Definition of a Logarithm     “log” denotes a…

Free Space Path Loss Calculator

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This calculator calculates the free space loss, given the distance, frequency, and gain, between two antennas.

DC Motor Control Circuits

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

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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

Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

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Digital circuits are circuits dealing with signals restricted to the…

Four-Channel Audio Mixer

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A very common misconception students have about potentiometers is the…

Thevenin’s Theorem

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

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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Because it takes energy to force charge to flow against the opposition…

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

Pi Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a Pi Attenuator.

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

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This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

AC Resistor Circuits (Inductive)

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Instantaneous Values in AC Circuits Pure resistive AC circuit:…

Circuits and the Speed of Light

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Suppose we had a simple one-battery, one-lamp circuit controlled by a…

Electrons and “holes’’

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Pure semiconductors are relatively good insulators as compared with…

DC Circuit Equations and Laws

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Power Equation of Ohm’s Law and Joule’s Law    …