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Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Networks and Busses

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

Tank Circuit Resonance Calculator

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This calculator computes the resonant frequency of a tank circuit

Other Diode Technologies

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Varicap or varactor diodes A variable capacitance diode is known as a…

Phase-Locked Loops

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This is a schematic for a simple VCO: The oscillator is of the RC…

Microstrip Patch Antenna Calculator

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This tool calculates the dimensions of the microstrip patch antenna given the desired operating frequency.

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…

Finite State Machines

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Up to now, every circuit that was presented was a combinatorial…

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

Active Filters

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Wavelength (TEM) Calculator

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This calculator determines the wavelength of a signal given the frequency and dielectric constant.

Microstrip Wavelength Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the guided wavelength inside a microstrip.

Reflection Attenuator Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the value of resistance R1 in a reflection attenuator.

AC Waveforms

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When an alternator produces AC voltage, the voltage switches polarity…

Band-stop Filters

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How to Create a Band-stop Filter? Also called band-elimination,…

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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Resonance in a Tank Circuit A condition of resonance will be…

Vol IV. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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So far we have been finding Sum-Of-Product (SOP) solutions to logic…

Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

AC Resistor Circuits (Capacitive)

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Pure resistive AC circuit: voltage and current are in phase.  …

Electrons and “holes’’

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Pure semiconductors are relatively good insulators as compared with…

The NOT Gate

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The single-transistor inverter circuit illustrated earlier is actually…

Voltmeter Design

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

Step-up and Step-down Transformers

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So far, we’ve observed simulations of transformers where the…

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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You might have noticed on the table for specific resistances that all…

Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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Electromechanical relays used to start and stop high-power electric…

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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Negative Feedback

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If we connect the output of an op-amp to its inverting input and apply…

Some Examples with AC Circuits

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

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Superposition Theorem

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Superposition theorem is one of those strokes of genius that takes a…

Basic Operational Amplifiers

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Determine the output voltage polarity of this op-amp (with reference…

Thevenin-Norton Equivalencies

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Since Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems are two equally…

Boolean Algebra

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Successive Approximation ADC

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

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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

Binary Subtraction

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We can subtract one binary number from another by using the standard…

Millman’s Theorem

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Specific Resistance

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Designing Wire Resistance Conductor ampacity rating is a crude…

555 Monostable Multivibrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

Bandpass Filter Calculator

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This calculates values of the inductance, capacitance of an inductor and capacitor used in a Butterworth LC bandpass filter.

Time Constant Equations

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Value of time constant in series RC and RL circuits   Time…

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

Coax Inductance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the inductance of a coaxial cable.

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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The Exclusive-OR Function: The XOR Gate

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What Is an XOR Gate? One element conspicuously missing from the set of…

AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Full-wave Bridge Rectifier

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

Step-up and Step-down Transformers

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So far, we’ve observed simulations of transformers where the…

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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You might have noticed on the table for specific resistances that all…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…

Non-Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for a non-inverting Op-Amp

Bridged-Tee Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a bridged-tee attenuator.

Nonlinear Conduction

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“Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made…

AC Network Analysis

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