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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…

Design Project: Voltmeter

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

The most important component of your voltmeter will be the…

IGFET Amplifiers

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

PN Junctions

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

Textbook

In the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Potentiometric Voltmeter

Textbook

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

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Power Measurement

Textbook

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

Ammeter Design

Textbook

Ammeters Measure Electrical Current A meter designed to measure…

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

Textbook

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

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

Textbook

Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Tachogenerators

Textbook

An electromechanical generator is a device capable of producing…

Precision Potentiometer

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS Two single-turn, linear-taper potentiometers, 5…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

AC Voltmeters and Ammeters

Textbook

AC electromechanical meter movements come in two basic arrangements:…

Capacitors

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

Identify some of the different types of capacitors, and their…

Design Project: AC-DC Power Supply

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Characteristic Impedance

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

Note the “50 ohm” rating printed on the jacket of the cable. What…

ElectroStatic Discharge

Textbook

Volume I chapter 1.1 discusses static electricity, and how it is…

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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Identify some different ways you can create the sine-wave audio tracks…

Current Divider Circuits

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

How to Build a Current Mirror Circuit

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS   Two NPN transistors—models 2N2222 or…

Quantum Physics

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“I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum…

Resistance, Reactance, and Impedance

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

What will happen to the brightness of the light bulb as the iron core…

Low-pass Filters

Textbook

By definition, a low-pass filter is a circuit offering easy passage to…

Solid-state Relays

Textbook

As versatile as electromechanical relays can be, they do suffer many…

Digital Logic Functions

Textbook

We can construct simple logic functions for our hypothetical lamp…

Stripline Max Current Calculator

Tools

A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

Parallel Resistance Calculator

Tools

Calculate the total resistance of resistors in parallel with ease!

Vectors and AC Waveforms

Textbook

OK, so how exactly can we represent AC quantities of voltage or…

Tracking ADC

Textbook

A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…

“Ladder” Diagrams

Textbook

Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

What are “Series” and “Parallel” Circuits?

Textbook

Circuits consisting of just one battery and one load resistance are…

Battery Ratings

Textbook

Because batteries create current flow in a circuit by exchanging…

Integrator

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier,…

LED Sequencer

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

Textbook

In the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Motor Control Circuits

Textbook

The interlock contacts installed in the previous section’s motor…

More on Spectrum Analysis

Textbook

Computerized Fourier analysis, particularly in the form of the FFT…

Simple Combination Lock

Textbook

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

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

Textbook

Now we can proceed to studying specific types of digital storage…

Binary Math Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

Add the following binary numbers:

Finite-state Machine

Textbook

Feedback is a fascinating engineering principle. It can turn a rather…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Serial-out

Textbook

Serial-in, serial-out shift registers delay data by one clock time for…

Optoelectronic Devices

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Factorials

Textbook

Definition of a factorial Denoted by the symbol “!” after an…

Resistance Calculator

Tools

This calculator calculates the resistivity of a component based on its resistance value, length, and cross-sectional area.

Sensing AC Electric Fields

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS Audio detector with headphones CROSS-REFERENCES…

Waveguide Calculator (Rectangular)

Tools

This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a rectangular waveguide

Electron Tubes

Textbook

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Using Multiple Combinational Circuits

Textbook

As an example of using several circuits together, we are going to make…

Mutual Inductors

Textbook

Design Project: AC-DC Power Supply

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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

Simple Vector Addition

Textbook

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

Temperature Converter

Tools

Convert between Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin

Voltmeter Usage

Textbook

PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Meter Check of a Diode

Textbook

The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

High-Reliability Circuits

Worksheets - Test & Measurement

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