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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

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

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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Suppose we wished to measure the resistance of some component located…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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So far, we’ve studied both S-R and D latch circuits with enable…

Precise Diode Circuits

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How to Build a Current Mirror Circuit

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

Half-wave Rectifier

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

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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What is a harmonic frequency? If an oscillator circuit outputs a…

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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Ohm’s Law

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

Waveform Analysis

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

Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Wire-by-Number project: simple voltage divider Description: Build a…

Analog and Digital Signals

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Instrumentation is a field of study and work centering on measurement…

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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The circuit shown here is a four-bit analog-to-digital converter…

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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Potentiometers

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Timer Circuits

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Current Divider Circuits

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Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)

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What is Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)? The principle known as…

The Gated S-R Latch

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It is sometimes useful in logic circuits to have a multivibrator…

Common Sources of Hazard

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Of course, there is a danger of electrical shock when directly…

Conductance

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

Arithmetic with Scientific Notation

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The benefits of scientific notation do not end with ease of writing…

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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The term “combinational” comes to us from mathematics. In…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Electrical Transients

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This chapter explores the response of capacitors and inductors to…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

Successive Approximation ADC

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One method of addressing the digital ramp ADC’s shortcomings is the…

Microprocessors

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

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Electromagnetism

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The discovery of the relationship between magnetism and electricity…

Parallel Circuit Rules

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Components in a parallel circuit share the same voltage: Etotal = E1…

555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

Voltmeter Design

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Suppose I were about to measure an unknown voltage with a manual-range…

An Analogy for Divided Feedback

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A helpful analogy for understanding divided feedback amplifier…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…

Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Series Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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

Circuits and the Speed of Light

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Suppose we had a simple one-battery, one-lamp circuit controlled by a…

Connectors

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General Troubleshooting Tips

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When first approaching a failed or otherwise misbehaving system, the…

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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

Calculating Power Factor

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

Special Diodes

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Control Circuits

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Hand Calculator Use

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To enter numbers in scientific notation into a hand calculator, there…

Contributors (12)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

A 50-Ohm Cable?

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Early in my explorations of electricity, I came across a length of…

Peak to Peak Voltage Calculator (VP-P)

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This calculator shows the peak-to-peak voltage (VP-P) value from the peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Parallel Resistance Calculator

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Calculate the total resistance of resistors in parallel with ease!

Introduction to Mixed-Frequency AC Signals

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In our study of AC circuits thus far, we’ve explored circuits…

Electromagnetism

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The discovery of the relationship between magnetism and electricity…

Positive Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Voltage and Current

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

OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

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Variable Inductor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Paper tube, from a toilet-paper roll Bar of iron…