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3D Time of Flight: Understanding the system trade-offs

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3D time-of-flight sensor theory of operation

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Thermocouples

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Switches, Process Actuated

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Permanent Magnets

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Static Electricity Sensor

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Synchronous Motors

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Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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4-wire Resistance Measurement

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Physiological Effects of Electricity

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Bipolar Junction Transistors

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

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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Look-up Tables

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Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

Building a Differential Amplifier

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Differential Amplifier

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Brushless DC Motor

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AC Instrumentation Transducers

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pH Measurement

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A very important measurement in many liquid chemical processes…

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Strain Gauges

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If a strip of conductive metal is stretched, it will become skinnier…

Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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Superposition Theorem

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Complex Number Arithmetic

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Since complex numbers are legitimate mathematical entities, just like…

Series Batteries

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Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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Transistors, Hybrid

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In essence, the IGFET controls the base current of a BJT, which…

Other Waveshapes

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

Voltage Divider

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Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Thermoelectricity

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Protective Relays

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

Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a microstrip.

Noninverting Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Thevenin’s Theorem

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

Safe Circuit Design

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As we saw earlier, a power system with no secure connection to earth…

Some Examples with AC Circuits

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Let’s connect three AC voltage sources in series and use complex…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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Audio Oscillator

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Power Dissipation

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Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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