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Introduction to Digital Communication

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

Networks and Busses

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

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

Passive Filter Circuits

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

Optical Data Communication

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

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…

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

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…

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…

BJT Quirks

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

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Low-pass Filters

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By definition, a low-pass filter is a circuit offering easy passage to…

What is Network Analysis?

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Generally speaking, network analysis is any structured technique used…

Design Project: Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Signal Generator

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What shape of voltage waveform would you expect to measure (using an…

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Reflection Attenuator Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the value of resistance R1 in a reflection attenuator.

Band Theory of Solids

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

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…

Coax Impedance Calculator

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

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…

Susceptance and Admittance

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

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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

Rectifier Circuits

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

Waveguides

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A waveguide is a special form of transmission line consisting of a…

VSWR / Return Loss Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the VSWR, reflection coefficient, return loss and matching loss in a transmission line

What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

LC Tank Circuit Resonance Calculator

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

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

Wavelength (TEM) Calculator

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

Power Added Efficiency Calculator

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

AC Power

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If a sinusoidal voltage is applied to an impedance with a phase angle…

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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

Resonance in Series-Parallel Circuits

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In simple reactive circuits with little or no resistance, the effects…

Ammeter Design

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Ammeters Measure Electrical Current A meter designed to measure…

TTL Logic Gates

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

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Learning Objectives Rheostat use Wiring a potentiometer as a rheostat…

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

The Common-gate Amplifier (JFET)

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RELATED WORKSHEETS: JFET Amplifiers Worksheet

JFET Amplifiers

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

Contributors (9)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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A practical application of switch and relay logic is in control…

Series R, L, and C

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

EIRP Calculator

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

Radio Circuits

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(a) Crystal radio. (b) Modulated RF at antenna. (c) Rectified RF at…

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

From Electric to Electronic

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Introduction This third volume of the book series Lessons In Electric…

Electrical Transients

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This chapter explores the response of capacitors and inductors to…

Waveguides

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A waveguide is a special form of transmission line consisting of a…

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…