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Demystifying circuit design with Precision DAC Part 1

In partnership with Texas Instruments

The presentation addresses the Precision DAC Architecture overview, DAC spec parameters and the…

Demystifying circuit design with Precision DAC Part 2

In partnership with Texas Instruments

The presentation addresses the Precision DAC Architecture overview, DAC spec parameters and the…

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Measurement Circuits

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Figure below shows a photodiode amplifier for measuring low levels of…

Ohmmeter Usage

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Parts and Materials Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted resistors…

IGFET Amplifiers

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

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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“I consider that I understand an equation when I can predict the…

Square Wave Signals

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It has been found that any repeating, non-sinusoidal waveform can be…

Potentiometric Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One potentiometer, single…

Make Your Own Multimeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Sensitive meter movement (Radio Shack catalog #…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Practical Power Factor Correction

Textbook

When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

Half-wave Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6-volt output) 6-volt…

Current Divider

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

DC Bridge Circuits

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

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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

Wattmeter Design

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Power in an electric circuit is the product (multiplication) of…

Special Diodes

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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Power Conversion Circuits

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Ohm’s Law - How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

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The first, and perhaps most important, the relationship between…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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Simple Vector Addition

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Remember that vectors are mathematical objects just like numbers on a…

Calculating Power Factor

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As was mentioned before, the angle of this “power…

Metric Prefixes and Unit Conversions

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Metric Prefixes   Yotta = 1024 Symbol: Y Zetta = 1021 Symbol: Z…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

Tools

This calculator will help compute the inductance of a length of wire.

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors

Textbook

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

Wires and Connections

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Older electrical schematics showed connecting wires crossing, while…

Simple Combination Lock

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

Capacitor Charging and Discharging

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Capacitor Charging and Discharging Experiment Parts and Materials To…

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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In electric circuits, the three basic quantities are voltage (E or V),…

Precision Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

The Common-collector Amplifier

Textbook

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

PWM Power Controller

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

Step-up and Step-down Transformers

Textbook

So far, we’ve observed simulations of transformers where the…

Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

Textbook

Just like voltmeters, ammeters tend to influence the amount of current…

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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Resonance in a Tank Circuit A condition of resonance will be…

Design Project: DC Voltage Regulator

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

It may seem difficult to even start on a project such as this, with no…

Δ-Y and Y-Δ Conversions

Textbook

In many circuit applications, we encounter components connected…

Clamper Circuits

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The circuits in the figure below are known as clampers or DC…

Binary Math Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

Add the following binary numbers:

Battery Ratings

Textbook

Because batteries create current flow in a circuit by exchanging…

Inductor-Capacitor “tank” Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Oscilloscope Assortment of non-polarized…

Counters

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

Microprocessors

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Early computer science pioneers such as Alan Turing and John Von…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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The Pentode

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Another strategy for addressing the problem of secondary electrons…

Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

Tools

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

Resistors

Textbook

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

Digital Logic Signals

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

A rheostat (variable resistor) and a switch are both examples of…

Special Diodes

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Electromagnetic Induction Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electromagnet from previous experiment Permanent…

Emergency Response

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Despite lock-out/tag-out procedures and multiple repetitions of…

Trigonometric Equivalencies

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Multiplexers

Textbook

A multiplexer, abbreviated mux, is a device that has multiple inputs…

Data - Resistance & Superconductor

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Tables of specific resistance and temperature coefficient of…

Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Three-phase Power Systems

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What is Split-Phase Power Systems? Split-phase power systems achieve…