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Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Principles of Radio

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One of the more fascinating applications of electricity is in the…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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

Impedance Transformation

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Standing waves at the resonant frequency points of an open- or…

Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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In the chapter on mixed-frequency signals, we explored the concept of…

Pi Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a Pi Attenuator.

Impedance Matching With Transformers

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Suppose you were to take a 3 kW electric heater rated for 240 VAC and…

Attenuators

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What is Attenuators? Attenuators are passive devices. It is…

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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

Link Budget Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the power at the receiver using link budget analysis.

Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

Networks and Busses

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This collection of wires that I keep referring to between the tank…

Principles of Radio

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One of the more fascinating applications of electricity is in the…

Review of R, X, and Z

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Before we begin to explore the effects of resistors, inductors, and…

“Long’’ and “Short’’ Transmission Lines

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In DC and low-frequency AC circuits, the characteristic impedance of…

Absolute dB scales

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Decibel as Absolute Unit of Power It is also possible to use the…

Power Added Efficiency Calculator

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

What is Network Analysis?

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Generally speaking, network analysis is any structured technique used…

Electromagnetism

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The discovery of the relationship between magnetism and electricity…

Susceptance and Admittance

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What is Conductance? In the study of DC circuits, the student of…

Analog and Digital Signals

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

Other Diode Technologies

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

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

What are “Series” and “Parallel” Circuits?

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

AC Resistor Circuits (Capacitive)

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

Protective Relay Circuits

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

Contact “Bounce”

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When a switch is actuated and contacts touch one another under the…

Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x 5 = 8 How many exact…

Coax Impedance Calculator

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

Square Wave Signals

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

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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This calculator computes for the output pulse width of a 555 timer monostable circuit

DeMorgan’s Theorems

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A mathematician named DeMorgan developed a pair of important rules…

TTL Logic Gates

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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3-bit Binary Counter

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

Impedance Transformation

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Standing waves at the resonant frequency points of an open- or…

Binary Count Sequence

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If we examine a four-bit binary count sequence from 0000 to 1111, a…

Sum-of-Products and Product-of-Sums Expressions

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

Peak Voltage Calculator

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The peak voltage calculator calculates peak voltage values from the peak-to-peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Automotive Alternator

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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