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Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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

Band-stop Filters

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

Friis Transmission Calculator

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This calculator computes the power received by an antenna using Friis formula

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

More on Spectrum Analysis

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

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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In the last section, we saw how the 3rd harmonic and all of its…

RF Power Conversion Calculator

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A tool designed to convert RF power from watts to decibels and vice versa

Band-pass Filters

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How to Create Band-pass Filter There are applications where a…

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.

Coax Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a coaxial cable.

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Rectifier Circuits

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

Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

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

What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

Digital Communication

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

Band Theory of Solids

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Quantum physics describes the states of electrons in an atom according…

Polar Form and Rectangular Form Notation for Complex Numbers

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In order to work with complex numbers without drawing vectors, we…

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…

Inductance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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This calculator gives the reactance and admittance of an inductor or the inductance given the reactance of an inductor

Design Project: Audio Tone Control

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Suppose you were installing a high-power stereo system in your car,…

Connectors

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An electrical connector, is an electro-mechanical device used to join…

Systems of Numeration

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Roman Numerals The Romans devised a system that was a substantial…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

3-bit Binary Counter

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Gate Universality

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NAND and NOR gates possess a special property: they are universal.…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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

Step-up and Step-down Transformers

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

What are “Series” and “Parallel” Circuits?

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Circuits consisting of just one battery and one load resistance are…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Basic Logic Gates

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Identify the type of logic gate shown in this schematic diagram, and…

Simple Series Resonance

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A similar effect happens in series inductive/capacitive circuits. When…

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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The earliest forms of digital data storage involving moving parts was…

Diode Switching Circuits

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Diodes can perform switching and digital logic operations. Forward and…

Complex Number Arithmetic

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Since complex numbers are legitimate mathematical entities, just like…

Motor Control Circuits

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The interlock contacts installed in the previous section’s motor…

Power Added Efficiency Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the power-added efficiency (PAE) of an amplifier

Contributors (6)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Amplifier Gain

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The Voltage Gain Because amplifiers have the ability to increase the…

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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A microcontroller is a specialized type of digital computer used to…

Mutual Inductors

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Mutual inductors are inductors that capitalize the effect of mutual…

Hand Calculator Use

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

Multiple-input Gates

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The Use of Logic Gate Inverters and buffers exhaust the possibilities…

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

Simple Vector Addition

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Remember that vectors are mathematical objects just like numbers on a…

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

Protective Relay Circuits

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Protective relays are special power-sensing devices whose job it is to…

Contributors (14)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Decibels

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

Rectifier Circuits

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

Automotive Alternator

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Project Parts and Materials Automotive alternator (one required, but…

Simple AC Circuit Calculations

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Over the course of the next few chapters, you will learn that AC…

Magnetism

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A permanent magnet is a device that retains a magnetic field without…

Simple Series Resonance

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A similar effect happens in series inductive/capacitive circuits. When…

Friis Transmission Calculator

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This calculator computes the power received by an antenna using Friis formula

Circuit Components

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Remember that this tutorial is not exhaustive by any means, and that…