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Networks and Busses

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

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…

BJT Quirks

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

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Introduction to Digital Communication

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

Digital Communication

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Passive Filter Circuits

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

Phase-Locked Loops

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

Electrical Signal Types

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

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

BJT Quirks

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

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

Balanced Attenuator Calculator

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This balanced attenuator calculator helps you determine the resistor (R1) values for a balanced attenuator.

EIRP Calculator

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

Decibel Calculator

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This calculator will convert voltage or power gains into decibels. Enter one of the three values and the calculator will output the other two.

LC Tank Circuit Resonance Calculator

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This calculator computes the resonant frequency of a parallel inductor and capacitor "tank" circuit.

Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

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

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

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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

Coax Impedance Calculator

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

Basic Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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When lightning strikes, nearby magnetic compass needles may be seen to…

Analog and Digital Signals

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

Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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

Resonant Filters

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So far, the filter designs we’ve concentrated on have employed…

Susceptance and Admittance

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

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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The Maximum Power Transfer Theorem is not so much a means of analysis…

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

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This calculator computes the inductance of a microstrip etched on a PCB.

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

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…

Band Theory of Solids

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

Power Dissipation

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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Typically, complex circuits are not arranged in nice, neat, clean…

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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

JFET Amplifiers

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

Series Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One 9-volt battery  …

Vol I. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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

Network Protocols

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

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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A technician uses a stroboscope to “freeze” the rotation of a…

Resistors Types

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These are the most common types of resistors available. Resistors…

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital 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…

Voltmeter Design

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As was stated earlier, most meter movements are sensitive devices.…

Resistors

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Because the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in…

Overcurrent Protection

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What hazards might be posed by a circuit with excessive current going…

Rheostat Range Limiting

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Several 10 kΩ resistors One 10 kΩ…

Ring Counters

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If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

PWM Power Controller

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 100 µF…

Electron Versus Conventional Flow

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In this electrical circuit, trace the direction of current through the…

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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This tool is designed to compute for the trace width of a microstrip