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Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

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…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Passive Filter Circuits

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

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Introduction to Digital Communication

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

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Optical Data Communication

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

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

Electrical Signal Types

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

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Phase-Locked Loops

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

Networks and Busses

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

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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Normally, the rotor windings of a wound rotor induction motor are…

Network Protocols

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

Passive Filter Circuits

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

LC Tank Circuit Resonance Calculator

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

Decibels

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

Wavelength (TEM) Calculator

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

Optical Data Communication

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

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Rectifier Circuits

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

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…

Peak Detector

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A peak detector is a series connection of a diode and a…

Electric Shock

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…

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.

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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

Networks and Busses

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

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Complex Number Arithmetic

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Since complex numbers are legitimate mathematical entities, just like…

Static Electricity Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

Parallel Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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Using the same value components in our series example circuit, we will…

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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When we store information in some kind of circuit or device, we not…

Step-up and Step-down Transformers

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

Three-phase Y and Delta Configurations

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Three-phase Wye(Y) Connection Initially, we explored the idea of…

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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All About Diodes A diode is an electrical device allowing current to…

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

Phasing

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Since transformers are essentially AC devices, we need to be aware of…

Unit Conversion Calculator

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Convert to and from different units of length, weight, power, temperature and torque

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

DC Generator Theory

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Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

Resistor Color Codes

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Try out our Resistor Color Code Calculator in our Tools section.…

Microwave Tubes

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For extremely high-frequency applications (above 1 GHz), the…

LC Tank Circuit Resonance Calculator

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

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

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Absolute dB scales

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

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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