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

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Time Constant Circuits

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Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Square Wave Signals

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

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

Power Quality Measurement

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

Time Constant Circuits

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Generally speaking, how many “time constants” worth of time does…

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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

Oscillator Circuits

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Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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As an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, it creates a…

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

What is a Meter?

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A meter is any device built to accurately detect and display an…

Ohm’s Law

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

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Fundamentals of SPICE programming

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Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

Inductive Reactance

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Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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

Ohm’s Law

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

Tachogenerators

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An electromechanical generator is a device capable of producing…

Thyristors

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pH Measurement

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A very important measurement in many liquid chemical processes…

PWM Power Controller

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

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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Thyristor Application Circuits

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Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Every meter impacts the circuit it is measuring to some extent, just…

Active Filters

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Link Budget Calculator

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A Link Budget puts into account all gains and losses a signal goes through in a system as it is transmitted. The calculator calculates the power of the received signal given amplifier and antenna gains, and medium loss.

Monostable Multivibrators

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We’ve already seen one example of a monostable multivibrator in…

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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

Active Filters

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3-bit Binary Counter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 555 timer IC (Radio Shack catalog # 276-1723) One…

Time Constant Circuits

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Generally speaking, how many “time constants” worth of time does…

Waveguides

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A waveguide is a special form of transmission line consisting of a…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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

Computational Circuits

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

JFET Quirks

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Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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

Unit Conversion Calculator

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Convert to and from different units of length, weight, power, temperature and torque

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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At first it may seem pointless to have the four buffer gates following…

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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Parallel DC Circuits Practice Worksheet With Answers

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In this circuit, three resistors receive the same amount of voltage…

Mutual Inductance

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When an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, what…

Sound Cancellation

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Two audio speakers…

Op-Amp Data

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Parametric data for all semiconductor op-amp models except the CA3130…

Converting Truth Tables into Boolean Expressions

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In designing digital circuits, the designer often begins with a truth…

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can be used as an…