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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…

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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Input Voltages for Logic Gates Logic gate circuits are designed to…

Attenuators

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What is Attenuators? Attenuators are passive devices. It is…

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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An oscilloscope is a very useful piece of electronic test equipment.…

Impedance

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DC Motor Control Circuits

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

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

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

AC Power

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If a sinusoidal voltage is applied to an impedance with a phase angle…

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Class C BJT Amplifiers

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A common class of operation used in radio-frequency (RF) amplifier…

Power Quality Measurement

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

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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The purpose of the parallel-in/ parallel-out shift register is to take…

Other Waveshapes

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As strange as it may seem, any repeating, non-sinusoidal waveform is…

Standing Waves and Resonance

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Whenever there is a mismatch of impedance between transmission line…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

NOR Gate S-R Latch

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

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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In the common-emitter section of this chapter, we saw a SPICE analysis…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Power Supply Circuits

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

What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12…

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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Current Divider

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

Op-Amp Voltage and Gain Calculator

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A calculator for computing the gain and output voltage of an operational amplifier

Binary Math Circuits

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Add the following binary numbers:

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Flyback Switch Mode Regulator Calculator

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A calculator for computing several parameters needed in the design of a flyback switch mode regulator

Conductor Ampacity

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The smaller the cross-sectional area of any given wire, the greater…

Sources of Electricity

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What is the difference between DC and AC electricity? Identify some…

Resistors

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Because the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in…

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

Basic Logic Gates

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Identify the type of logic gate shown in this schematic diagram, and…

Polyphase Motor Design

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

Practical Considerations - Transformers

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

High-impedance Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model TL082 recommended…

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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

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…

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

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

Memory Devices

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

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Analog and Digital Signals

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Instrumentation is a field of study and work centering on measurement…

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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The earliest forms of digital data storage involving moving parts was…

The Quadratic Formula

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Solving for x in a given polynomial equation “ax2 + bx + c…

Thyristors

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Thyristors are a broad classification of bipolar-conducting…

Sensitive Audio Detector

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

AC Metrology

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

AC Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Multiple-input Gates

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Standing Waves and Resonance

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Whenever there is a mismatch of impedance between transmission line…

Measurements of AC Magnitude

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So far we know that AC voltage alternates in polarity and AC current…

Introduction to Junction Field-effect Transistors (JFET)

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A transistor is a linear semiconductor device that controls current…

Absolute dB scales

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Decibel as Absolute Unit of Power It is also possible to use the…

Series and Parallel Capacitors

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When capacitors are connected in series, the total capacitance is…

Active Filters

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AC Instrumentation Transducers

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Just as devices have been made to measure certain physical quantities…

The Exclusive-OR Function: The XOR Gate

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What Is an XOR Gate? One element conspicuously missing from the set of…

Feedback

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If some percentage of an amplifier’s output signal is connected…