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Demystifying circuit design with Precision DAC Part 1

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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…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Oscillator Circuits

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Positive Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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AC Voltmeters and Ammeters

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AC electromechanical meter movements come in two basic arrangements:…

Practical Power Factor Correction

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

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

7-segment Display

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4511 BCD-to-7seg latch/decoder/driver (Radio…

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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

Voltmeter Design

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As was stated earlier, most meter movements are sensitive devices.…

DC Bridge Circuits

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Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

Power Conversion Circuits

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Basic Ammeter Use

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Show how this ammeter would be connected to the light bulb circuit to…

What is Network Analysis?

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Generally speaking, network analysis is any structured technique used…

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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How is it possible to assign a fixed value of voltage or current (such…

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

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

Measurement Circuits

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

JFET Amplifiers

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PWM Power Controller

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

Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

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Series Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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In the previous section, we explored what would happen in simple…

Class B Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Dual operational amplifier,…

Coil Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a coil.

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Special Diodes

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Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

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Introduction to Shift Registers

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Shift registers, like counters, are a form of sequential logic.…

Introduction to DC Circuits

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“DC” stands for Direct Current, which can refer to either…

Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Serial-out (PISO) Conversion

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Parallel-in/ serial-out shift registers do everything that the…

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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So far we have been finding Sum-Of-Product (SOP) solutions to logic…

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

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

Tube Parameters

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For bipolar junction transistors, the fundamental measure of…

Inductors

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! A 5 H inductor is subjected to an electric…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Inductive Reactance

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Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

Pi-Match Impedance Matching Calculator

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This calculator is designed to compute the parameters required to design a Pi-Match Impedance Circuit

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

Larger 5 & 6-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Larger Karnaugh maps reduce larger logic designs. How large is large…

Ohmmeter Design

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Though mechanical ohmmeter (resistance meter) designs are rarely used…

Series and Parallel Inductors

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When inductors are connected in series, the total inductance is the…

Polar Form and Rectangular Form Notation for Complex Numbers

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In order to work with complex numbers without drawing vectors, we…

Introduction to Digital Communication

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In the design of large and complex digital systems, it is often…

Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Multimeters

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Seeing as how a common meter movement can be made to function as a…

Optoelectronic Devices

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In this circuit, the electric motor is supposed to turn on whenever…

Resistors

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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

Computational Circuits

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When someone mentions the word “computer,” a digital…

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…

Contributors (14)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator

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This calculator will determine the correct antenna downtilt angle given the heights of the antennas and distance between them.

Voltage and Current

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As was previously mentioned, we need more than just a continuous path…

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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Typically, complex circuits are not arranged in nice, neat, clean…

AC Metrology

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

The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…