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How High-Voltage Isolation Technology Works – Capacitive Structure

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How High-Voltage Isolation Technology Works –Reliability Testing

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Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the maximum distance (range) that a radar can detect

Optical Data Communication

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

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

BJT Quirks

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An ideal transistor would show 0% distortion in amplifying a signal.…

Digital Communication

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

Introduction to Digital Communication

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In the design of large and complex digital systems, it is often…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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Just as devices have been made to measure certain physical quantities…

Networks and Busses

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

Phase-Locked Loops

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Other Diode Technologies

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

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

Review of R, X, and Z (Resistance, Reactance and Impedance)

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

Voltage and Current Calculations

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There’s a sure way to calculate any of the values in a reactive…

Power Added Efficiency Calculator

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

Electric Shock

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It is sometimes said regarding electrical safety that, Ït’s not the…

Free Space Path Loss Calculator

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This calculator calculates the free space loss, given the distance, frequency, and gain, between two antennas.

High-pass Filters

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A high-pass filter’s task is just the opposite of a low-pass…

Microstrip Patch Antenna Calculator

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

Optical Data Communication

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

Noise Figure and Noise Temperature Calculator

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This calculator computes the noise figure and noise temperature in a system

More on Spectrum Analysis

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

Digital Communication

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

Wavelength (TEM) Calculator

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

“Long’’ and “Short’’ Transmission Lines

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

RF Power Conversion Calculator

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

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

Integrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier, model…

Multiple-input Gates

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

Series Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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In the previous section, we explored what would happen in simple…

Introduction to Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors

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As was stated in the last chapter, there is more than one type of…

Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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A parallel circuit is often called a current divider for its ability…

Millman’s Theorem

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In Millman’s Theorem, the circuit is re-drawn as a parallel…

555 Schmitt Trigger

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

Noninverting Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Asynchronous Counters

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In the previous section, we saw a circuit using one J-K flip-flop that…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Display Tubes

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

Series R, L, and C

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Let’s take the following example circuit and analyze it:  …

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

The “Buffer” Gate

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If we were to connect two inverter gates together so that the output…

SPICE Quirks

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“Garbage in, garbage out.” —Anonymous SPICE is a…