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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…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Inductive Reactance

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Bridge rectifier pack…

Conductor Ampacity

Textbook

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

Ohm’s Law

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

For a given amount of water pressure, which will flow a greater rate…

Waveform Analysis

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…

Time Constant Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Ohmmeter Usage

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Parts and Materials Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted resistors…

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Voltage Divider

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

Square Wave Signals

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

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Guidelines to Series-Parallel Combination Circuit Analysis The goal of…

AC Metrology

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Practical Power Factor Correction

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

Millman’s Theorem

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Power Measurement

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Power measurement in AC circuits can be quite a bit more complex than…

Voltage Divider Circuits

Textbook

Let’s analyze a simple series circuit and determine the voltage…

Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

Active-mode Operation (JFET)

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JFETs, like bipolar transistors, are able to “throttle”…

TTL NOR and OR gates

Textbook

Let’s examine the following TTL circuit and analyze its operation:…

NAND Gate S-R Enabled Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C:…

The 555 IC

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The 555 integrated circuit is the most popular chip ever…

Complex Circuits

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What do we do if we come across a circuit more complex than the simple…

Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Three NPN…

DIP Gate Packaging

Textbook

Digital logic gate circuits are manufactured as integrated circuits:…

Positive Feedback

Textbook

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

The J-K Flip-Flop

Textbook

Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

Textbook

Most ohmmeters of the design shown in the previous section utilize a…

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

Label where each of the following electrical quantities would be found…

Power Quality Measurement

Textbook

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

Three-phase Transformer Circuits

Textbook

Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

LED Resistor Calculator

Tools

An LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED and need to know which resistor you should use.

DC Transducers

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

Research and describe what the Hall effect is, and list some practical…

The “Buffer” Gate

Textbook

If we were to connect two inverter gates together so that the output…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Resonant Filters

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

Protective Relay Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

Protective relays are special power-sensing devices whose job it is to…

Introduction to Complex Numbers

Textbook

If I needed to describe the distance between two cities, I could…

Physical Effects of Electricity

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

Certain substances are known to physically deform (shorten or…

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

555 Monostable Multivibrator

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

Contributors (5)

Textbook

Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Digital Ramp ADC

Textbook

Also known as the stairstep-ramp, or simply counter A/D converter,…

NAND Gate S-R Enabled Latch

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

An Analogy for Divided Feedback

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A helpful analogy for understanding divided feedback amplifier…

Programmable Logic Controllers

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

The Programmable Logic Controller, or PLC, was invented in the late…

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Conductance

Textbook

When students first see the parallel resistance equation, the natural…

Power Added Efficiency Calculator

Tools

A calculator designed to compute the power-added efficiency (PAE) of an amplifier

Resistors Types

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Superconductivity

Textbook

Conductors lose all of their electrical resistance when cooled to…

Switches, Hand Actuated

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The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

Textbook

Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Counter Modulus

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