Basic Electronics (Page 2)

basic electronics, tutorials.

Hans Camenzind book on Analog CMOS design is a good reference for students and covers Power Electronic concepts like Switching Regulators and Low Drop-Out Regulators. Designing Analog Chips by Hans Camenzind

The Delta-Sigma Converter A/D and Zero-Crossing Detectors on Mixed Design.

Communications circuits like Timers and Oscillators . Phase-Locked Loops and Filters too.

Designing Analog Chips by Hans Camenzind

Hans Camenzind was born and raised in Switzerland and moved to the U.S. after college. He received an MSEE from Northeastern University and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara. After several years doing research in the Boston area, he moved to the West Coast to join Signetics (now Philips) and later started his own company, Interdesign. After heading it for seven years he sold Interdesign to Plessey.

This is a Book every Electronic Enthusiast Wannabe needs. Like Basics and History Together to make it Appetizing. – Much Ado About Almost Nothing

Many pages, illustrations and Interactive demonstrations in Electronics. A new section on AC electronics, designed to teach the basics of AC Theory in 10 easy to learn modules. Individual topics too like capacitors, inductors, reactance, impedance, etc.

Inductor

Learn About Electronics – Eric Coates

The Step-by-Step Lessons in Electricity and Magnetism is very simple and full of nice Explaining Pictures. This will work up your appetite to learn more about the Physics and Chemistry in Electronics.

Eric Coates has 26 year practical career in electronics, and 17 years as a lecturer in vocational colleges in the UK.

Heathkit was a well known supplier of electronic kits from 1947 through the early 1990’s (although no new kits were developed after 1986). An incredible number of kits were offered including test equipment, amateur and SWL radio, audio, televisions, computers, robotics, automotive and other items difficult to categorize.

Heathkits – Learning with Practical Electronics

THD Improvement kit for IG-18 series audio generators

THD Improvement kit

“The meter buffer is a crucial part of improving the THD specification of the IG-18. The non-linear loading of the analog output can create additional harmonic components due to the non-linearity of the diodes used to drive the meter.”

History and Antiquity

In 1947, Heath introduced its first electronic kit, an oscilloscope that sold for US$50 — the price was unbeatable at the time, and the oscilloscope went on to be a huge seller. Heathkit Wiki.

The Heathkit Virtual Museum, a tribute to the Heathkit era-a time when building electronic kits was a favorite pastime for many electronics hobbyists. This commemorative virtual showcase takes you back to the Heathkit age which began in the late 1940’s and lasted through the early 1990’s.

Then you ought to look around at Bill Wilkinson’s Heath Company Page if you want to know more.

Excellent Online Educational Pages at Exeter. Students and Teachers can get ideas on how to enhance and enrich the Science Education Process.

A Sound understanding of Physics and Chemistry is needed for stepping into “Electricity and Magnetism”. We have to move young minds into Electronics even before High School, as a part of Science itself.

e-Learning Resources – Physics at Exeter

  • Practical Electronics II and Electronics for Measurement Systems
  • Feedback and Temperature Control
  • Computer Interfaces for Instrumentation Systems
  • Troubleshooting Op-Amp Circuits

Education resources – PhysicsWeb

Here is a Google Science Fair Experiment in which even computers, electronics and coding is used in a Historic, Multi-Technology, Chain Reaction. This could be real or simulated, i am not sure, but it makes Science Adventurous.

This Website is intended for those intrepid individuals who, for whatever reason, find themselves looking for a less than formal approach to useful education in a number of technical fields.

Play-Hookey – Online Classroom

Digital logic is at the core of all digital computers, and yet it is entirely based on three fundamental operations, designated AND, OR, and NOT. See how it’s possible in these pages…..
These pages now include coverage of the major logic families as well as some practical experiments that you can perform with real components to see for yourself how they work.

  • DC Electronic Theory.
  • AC Electronic Theory.
  • Op Amps and Analog Circuits.
  • Take a look at optics.
  • What’s inside these semiconductors?

Line Clock - Play-Hookey

Line Clock – Play-Hookey

“In many digital circuits, we need a regular and continuous train of pulses to control the timing of various circuits. In some cases, we want two separate pulse trains, one the inverse of the other. In other cases, we may want two square wave pulse trains in quadrature….”

(An Excellent Interactive Resource, Technically Accurate, Electronics Edutainment – delabs)

“This site is an attempt to document some of the physics experiments and science projects which I have conducted in my laboratory at home. These experiments include high vacuum, electron optics and electrostatics. There is also a virtual museum of scientific instruments, antique lamps and antique valves. …”

Teralab Electronics projects

“My father was interested in T.E.Lawrence and used to visit Pat and Joyce Knowles who looked after Lawrence’s cottage. Because they lived way out in the country side, they were not connected to the electricity supply. Pat generated electricity to charge a small room full of accumulators using solar panels and windmills. Pat encouraged my scientific interest by giving me old electronic equipment to play with.”

– Robert Hunt

  • Tera-fying Experiments
  • Scientific Glass Blowing
  • Electronics projects
  • Virtual Museum
  • X-Ray Gallery

Projects

  • Video Monitor
  • Geiger Counter
  • Relay and DAC Controller

I have made some Web Widgets, these are analog opamp tutors. Interactive Tutorial with Simulated Meters and Potentiometers, demonstrating how Operational Amplifier functions in different configurations.

Interactive Tutorials using Virtual Electronic Components 

Slide the Potentiometers just like you would operate a Sliding Control. Drag the Knob on Pot to increase or decrease the resistance. The Resistance is shown is blue letters and dynamically alters value as you slide the pot.

The mV Source is varied by just moving mouse pointer over the two buttons, no clicking. This reduces finger strain and also you have a long lasting mouse. The mV buttons are special, the variation picks up speed if you let the mouse pointer remain on the button. This is Ramp-up and Ramp-down. This enables you to set it faster with just two buttons.

Finally you have a DVM a Digital Volt Meter that just Displays the Voltage at any Point, this readout value has to be noted down.

Analog Electronics Tutorials

If you wish to examine the code – Analog Tutorials Project Page.

The Digital Electronic Interactive Tutors Gadgets, have a canvas view now. That means in iGoogle and Google Sites, you can set it to full size with a embedded schematic. The Normal view is also available unchanged.

Here is a Snapshot of a Live iGoogle Page showing a Digital Preset counter Gadget in Canvas view.

Other Gadgets are Logic Gates Tutor and Digital Timer more at dapj Gadgets – iGoogle Web Gadgets.

From Soldermans Basic Electronics