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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…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Electrical Noise and Interference

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

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…

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

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

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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

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…

AC Metrology

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In power distribution systems, it is very important to be able to…

JFET Current Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

AC Circuit Equations

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Inductive reactance Capacitive reactance Impedance in relation to R…

Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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In instrumentation circuitry, DC signals are often used as analog…

Potato Battery

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

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Phase Rotation

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Three-Phase Alternator Let’s take the three-phase alternator…

Ammeter Design

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What would happen to this meter movement, if connected directly to a…

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)

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

Power Sources

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Stepper Motors

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

Capacitive Reactance

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

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A common topology for DC-AC power converter circuits uses a pair of…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Resonant Filters

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

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…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Capacitor Charge and Time Constant Calculator

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This calculator computes for the capacitor charge time and energy, given the supply voltage and the added series resistance.

555 Monostable Multivibrator

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

Electric Shock

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It is sometimes said regarding electrical safety that, Ït’s not the…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Switch Contact Design

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A switch can be constructed with any mechanism bringing two conductors…

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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

Counters

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

Inductance

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! One of the fundamental principles of…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Introduction to Junction Field-effect Transistors (JFET)

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A transistor is a linear semiconductor device that controls current…

Mutual Inductance

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If two coils of wire are brought into close proximity with each other…

Oscillator Circuits

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Phase shift oscillator. R1C1, R2C2, and R3C3 each provide 60° of…

Parallel Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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Using the same value components in our series example circuit, we will…

Electron Activity in Chemical Reactions

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So far in our discussions on electricity and electric circuits, we…

More on AC “polarity”

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Complex numbers are useful for AC circuit analysis because they…

Converting Truth Tables into Boolean Expressions

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In designing digital circuits, the designer often begins with a truth…

Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT)

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

Introduction to Mixed-Frequency AC Signals

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In our study of AC circuits thus far, we’ve explored circuits…

7-segment Display

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4511 BCD-to-7seg latch/decoder/driver (Radio…

Radio Circuits

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(a) Crystal radio. (b) Modulated RF at antenna. (c) Rectified RF at…