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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…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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

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 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 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 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…

Zener Diodes

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

Current Signal Systems

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

555 Hysteretic Oscillator

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Try out our 555 Timer Astable Circuit in our Tools section. PARTS AND…

Practical Considerations - Transformers

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Power Capacity As has already been observed, transformers must be well…

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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As an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, it creates a…

Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

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Digital circuits are circuits dealing with signals restricted to the…

Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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For ease of drawing complex circuit diagrams, electronic amplifiers…

Timer Circuits

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

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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

AC Generator Theory

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If an electric current is passed through this wire, which direction…

Derivatives of Power Functions of e

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Example Derivatives of e Proportionality Constant When we say that a…

Power Quality Measurement

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It used to be with large AC power systems that “power…

Design Project: Telegraph System

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What voltage will you choose to use for each of the station batteries?

Standing Waves and Resonance

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Whenever there is a mismatch of impedance between transmission line…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

Voltage Comparator

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Parts and Materials Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Safe Meter Usage

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Using an electrical meter safely and efficiently is perhaps the most…

DC Generator Theory

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

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT)

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

Single-phase Power Systems

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Single phase power system schematic diagram shows little about the…

Metric Prefixes and Unit Conversions

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Metric prefixes Yotta = 1024 Symbol: Y Zetta = 1021 Symbol: Z Exa =…

L-Match Impedance Matching Circuits

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This calculator is designed to compute for the parameters needed to design a L-Match Impedance Circuit

Karnaugh Maps, Truth Tables, and Boolean Expressions

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Who Developed the Karnaugh Map? Maurice Karnaugh, a…

Positive Feedback

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As we’ve seen, negative feedback is an incredibly useful…

Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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

Radio Circuits

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

Trigonometric Derivatives

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Monostable Multivibrators

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We’ve already seen one example of a monostable multivibrator in use:…

T-Pad Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a T-pad attenuator.

Musical Keyboard as a Signal Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electronic “keyboard” (musical) “Mono”…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Lock-out / Tag-out

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

Inductors and Calculus

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

The Common-gate Amplifier (IGFET)

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Power Supply Circuits

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

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Practical Considerations - Transformers

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Power Capacity As has already been observed, transformers must be well…

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…