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How to read a MOSFET symbol?

There are well over a dozen different MOSFET schematic symbols in circulation and, between the ...

There are well over a dozen different MOSFET schematic symbols in circulation and, between the different symbols that represent the same thing and ...

There are well over a dozen different MOSFET schematic symbols in circulation and, between the different symbols that represent the same thing and the many different types of ...

Using Diodes as Clippers or Clampers

Wave-shaping circuits are circuits that usually clip off portions of signal voltages above or ...

Wave-shaping circuits are circuits that usually clip off portions of signal voltages above or below certain levels, or add or restore a DC level to ...

Wave-shaping circuits are circuits that usually clip off portions of signal voltages above or below certain levels, or add or restore a DC level to an electrical signal, or ...

How to use a Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch?

If you have checked out our tutorial Different Regions of BJT Operation, we’ve discussed how a ...

If you have checked out our tutorial Different Regions of BJT Operation, we’ve discussed how a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) operates in cutoff, ...

If you have checked out our tutorial Different Regions of BJT Operation, we’ve discussed how a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) operates in cutoff, saturation, and active ...

Different Regions of BJT Operation

In our previous tutorial about bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), we have discussed its ...

In our previous tutorial about bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), we have discussed its basic structure and how its two types, npn and pnp, ...

In our previous tutorial about bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), we have discussed its basic structure and how its two types, npn and pnp, basically operate. This time, we are ...

What are the Different Regions of Operation for a FET?

We went over the architecture and operation of MOSFETs in a previous tutorial but I, ...

We went over the architecture and operation of MOSFETs in a previous tutorial but I, personally, have always struggled with understanding the ...

We went over the architecture and operation of MOSFETs in a previous tutorial but I, personally, have always struggled with understanding the different operating regions of a ...

NMOS vs PMOS and Enhancement vs Depletion Mode MOSFETs

We decided to create a tutorial talking about PMOS versus NMOS and enhanced versus depletion ...

We decided to create a tutorial talking about PMOS versus NMOS and enhanced versus depletion mode MOSFETs because, frankly, these terms were very ...

We decided to create a tutorial talking about PMOS versus NMOS and enhanced versus depletion mode MOSFETs because, frankly, these terms were very confusing to me when I was first ...

How a MOSFET works at the Semiconductor level

MOSFETs are Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors. MOSFETs act like switches by ...

MOSFETs are Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors. MOSFETs act like switches by varying the voltage on one terminal, the gate, changing ...

MOSFETs are Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors. MOSFETs act like switches by varying the voltage on one terminal, the gate, changing the resistance between the ...

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) - Basic Structure and Operation
Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) - Basic Structure and Operation

A transistor is an electronic device that can be used as an amplifier or as an electronic ...

A transistor is an electronic device that can be used as an amplifier or as an electronic switch. Its ability to amplify a signal or to switch high ...

A transistor is an electronic device that can be used as an amplifier or as an electronic switch. Its ability to amplify a signal or to switch high power loads using a small ...

Reverse Biased Diodes
How does a diode work? (Part 3 - Reverse Bias)

The last time we discussed diodes, we learned about its basic structure and how forward ...

The last time we discussed diodes, we learned about its basic structure and how forward biasing allows current through the pn junction. This time, we ...

The last time we discussed diodes, we learned about its basic structure and how forward biasing allows current through the pn junction. This time, we are going to discuss about ...

How does an LED work
How does an LED work?

Have you ever asked yourself how this small electronic device, an LED, emits light? Compared ...

Have you ever asked yourself how this small electronic device, an LED, emits light? Compared to the much less efficient incandescent light bulb, ...

Have you ever asked yourself how this small electronic device, an LED, emits light? Compared to the much less efficient incandescent light bulb, which produces light by converting ...

How Does a Diode Work on the Molecular level
How does a diode work? (Part 1 - The PN Junction)

In our previous tutorials, we’ve discussed the basics of semiconductors, band gap, current ...

In our previous tutorials, we’ve discussed the basics of semiconductors, band gap, current carriers, and its classification. We learned that in order ...

In our previous tutorials, we’ve discussed the basics of semiconductors, band gap, current carriers, and its classification. We learned that in order for a semiconductor material ...

LEDs and Forward Voltage
LEDs and Forward Voltage

I have to admit, I’m biased. I think LEDs are awesome. But, really, the reason I’m biased and ...

I have to admit, I’m biased. I think LEDs are awesome. But, really, the reason I’m biased and love them so much is because they’re just so cool. I’ve ...

I have to admit, I’m biased. I think LEDs are awesome. But, really, the reason I’m biased and love them so much is because they’re just so cool. I’ve found that as I replaced the ...

Band Gap and Semiconductor Current Carriers
Band Gap and Semiconductor Current Carriers

If we recall some basic topics in chemistry, we’ll remember that all atoms consist of ...

If we recall some basic topics in chemistry, we’ll remember that all atoms consist of neutrons, protons, and electrons, except for a normal hydrogen ...

If we recall some basic topics in chemistry, we’ll remember that all atoms consist of neutrons, protons, and electrons, except for a normal hydrogen atom which doesn’t have a ...

Basics of Semiconductors
Basics of Semiconductors

Before semiconductor devices existed, vacuum tubes were the only devices available for signal ...

Before semiconductor devices existed, vacuum tubes were the only devices available for signal amplification, switching, and other applications. ...

Before semiconductor devices existed, vacuum tubes were the only devices available for signal amplification, switching, and other applications. Though vacuum tubes are functional, ...

Classification of Semiconductors
Classification of Semiconductors

We are going to have a quick discussion of the two classifications of semiconductors, which ...

We are going to have a quick discussion of the two classifications of semiconductors, which will help us understand the basics of semiconductors ...

We are going to have a quick discussion of the two classifications of semiconductors, which will help us understand the basics of semiconductors better.

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