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Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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

Design Project: Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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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…

Analog and Digital Signals

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

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

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…

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

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

555 Ramp Generator

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

Resistors

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

AC Network Analysis

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Fundamentals of SPICE programming

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Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

Display Tubes

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In addition to performing tasks of amplification and switching, tubes…

Impedance

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Musical Keyboard as a Signal Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electronic “keyboard” (musical)…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One NPN transistor—models 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Electromagnet made from experiment…

Computational Circuits

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

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Linear Computational Circuitry

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Capacitive Reactance

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Square Wave Signals

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

Millman’s Theorem

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Basic Voltmeter Use

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

Ammeter Design

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Ammeters Measure Electrical Current A meter designed to measure…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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

DC Generator Theory

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Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

Electromagnetic Induction Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electromagnet from previous experiment Permanent…

Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)

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The Insulated-Gate Field-Effect Transistor (IGFET), also known as…

AC Network Analysis

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Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of analysis solves for unknown voltages at…

Capacitor Transient Response

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Because capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, they…

Potentiometers

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Electric Fields and Capacitance

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Introduction Whenever an electric voltage exists between two separated…

Transformer—Power Supply

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Power transformer, 120VAC step-down to 12VAC,…

555 Ramp Generator

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

Analysis Options

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AC ANALYSIS: General form: .ac [curve] [points] [start] [final]…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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This calculator will help compute the inductance of a length of wire.

Some Examples with AC Circuits

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

EIRP Calculator

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A helpful tool for computing the Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) of an antenna

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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“I consider that I understand an equation when I can predict the…

Rectifier Circuits

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What is Rectification? Now we come to the most popular application of…

Inductive Reactance

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Enhancement-type IGFETs

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