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Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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

Analog and Digital Signals

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

Design Project: Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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What, exactly, is an arbitrary waveform generator, and for what…

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

555 Ramp Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 470 µF…

Design Project: Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Signal Generator

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What shape of voltage waveform would you expect to measure (using an…

Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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

Sensitive Audio Detector

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PARTS AND MATERIALS High-quality “closed-cup” audio headphones…

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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

DC Metrology

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Define the following metrological terms: • Uncertainty • Accuracy…

Some Examples with AC Circuits

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Let’s connect three AC voltage sources in series and use complex…

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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Thyristor Application Circuits

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Positive Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Calculus for Electric Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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AC Network Analysis

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Mesh Current Method and Analysis

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The Mesh-Current Method, also known as the Loop Current Method, is…

AC Power

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If a sinusoidal voltage is applied to an impedance with a phase angle…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

DC Bridge Circuits

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Safety Grounding

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In simple AC power systems, one of the two conductors is typically…

Basic Voltmeter Use

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What will this voltmeter register when connected to a battery as shown…

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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More on AC “polarity”

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Complex numbers are useful for AC circuit analysis because they…

Optoelectronic Devices

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

More on Spectrum Analysis

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

Overcurrent Protection

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What hazards might be posed by a circuit with excessive current going…

7-segment Display

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

AC Voltmeters and Ammeters

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AC electromechanical meter movements come in two basic arrangements:…

Rate-of-change Indicator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries Capacitor, 0.1 µF (Radio…

Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

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Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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

Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuits

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Analog circuits are circuits dealing with signals free to vary from…

Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

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Has the system ever worked before? If yes, has anything happened to…

Build a Transformer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Steel flat bar, 4 pieces Miscellaneous bolts,…

The Common-gate Amplifier (IGFET)

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Switches, Hand Actuated

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Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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Ammeter Design

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Ammeters Measure Electrical Current A meter designed to measure…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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What is an Operational Amplifier (Op-amp)? Operational Amplifiers,…

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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Introduction to Solid-state Device Theory

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This chapter will cover the physics behind the operation of…

Strain Gauges

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If a strip of conductive metal is stretched, it will become skinnier…

Metric Notation

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The metric system, besides being a collection of measurement units for…

Trigonometry for AC Circuits

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Identify which trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, or tangent) are…

Battery Ratings

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Because batteries create current flow in a circuit by exchanging…