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Questions tagged [wave]

May refer to an electromagnetic wave (such as a radio wave) or the PCB manufacturing process of wave soldering.

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Peak Detector with Reset

I'm trying to make a N.Peak Detector with reset functions. I've tried various modification to the classic peak detector without any success. What I'm trying to accomplish is: Detect the negative peak ...
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Triangular wave amplification

I've made a triangular wave by ICL8038 and it works perfectly at 15kHz with 15Vpp. I need to drive a 4 ohm load by that triangular wave. Could you please show me a solution/circuit to do that?
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Directional Coupler Terminals

I have a basic question about directional couplers. In this scheme each port is represented by one wire. What does it mean? The other terminal of each port is GND for all?
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How to produce sawtooth waveform from square waveform?

I have a question pertaining the changing of square waveform to sawtooth waveform using OpAmp. Following the picture below, I have to create a sawtooth waveform from a square waveform. It seems that ...
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I need an equation to calculate the time for a power percentage of a half cycle sine wave into a resistive load

I need to calculate the time a thyristor/triac needs to be on for a desired percentage of full power of each half cycle of the AC line input. On for the full half cycle will give me 100%. On for 1/2 ...
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How Much Current is Usually Used with IR Transmitting LEDs, in Remote Controls?

If you take various Remote Controls from your home, such as for a TV, Audio System, TV Box, etc, and measure the current that is supplied to the IR LED in the remote, what would be common current ...
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TOA distance resolution

As far as I could understand, TOA systems, abstractly, work by measuring the time it took the wave to transfer from a transmitter to a receiver and multiplying it by the speed of the wave in the ...
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What happens to a wave on a coaxial cable at low frequences?

I'm trying to understand the propagation of a sinus wave on a coaxial cable at very low frequences. But the problem is that I heard some people got a pi/2 dephasing, and some others got no dephasing....
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Alternating Voltage

Is AC the same as an alternating voltage ?
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How to make a piezo speaker louder with 5V?

I have connected a tiny piezo pc speaker (https://sktechworks.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Speaker.jpg) to an arduino and used to tone command to play a simple melody in repeat (square wave only ...
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Cut-Off Sinusoid or Sinuosoid?? - Standing Voltage Waves on Transmission Lines

My textbook shows two diagrams that appear to contradict each other to me. Each depict the magnitude of the standing voltage waves on a transmission line. The first, fig 2-14, shows a sinusoid bounded ...
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Sinusoids represented using Euler's formula notation, confusion

EM plane waves are represented using the equation (ignoring amplitude) $$E(x,t) = e^{j (wt - kx)}$$ They are also represented in this form: $$E(x,t) = \cos(wt - kx)$$ I want to get the electric ...
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Generating square wave using NXP LPC1768?

I am reading a book that teaches about programming the LPC1768. I have the following exercise here: Using any digital output pin, write a program which outputs a square wave, by switching the output ...
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How to generate a high energy electromagnetic wave? Using high voltage or high current?

I am about generating an electromagnetic wave which should be powerful enough. So I should manipulate its electric field and magnetic field simultaneously. As far as I know E amplitude depends on the ...
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How can I turn off automatically, say after a fixed number of cycles, a 555 in astable mode?

I looked at the answer to "How to turn a 555 in astable mode into a decaying square wave" but this is really for an input to a speaker. I want the input to go into a counter to count the number of ...
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A wave generator of 64db max and an omnidirectional antenna of 3.2db what db can have max?

I have this wave amplifier of 64db max and an omnidirectional antenna of 3.2db and I have to transmit a sine wave of 82Mhz, are they suitable for me? What is the maximum gain I can get? I need at ...
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Effect of wall location for guided wave attenuation

Pardon my ignorance here if this has already been answered. I'm not fully familiar with the English terminology here so my searches came up empty. If there is any keyword I’m missing or I’m not using ...
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Is it possible to generate user-defined signal using an android phone?

Is it possible to generate an electronic wave signal using an android phone? (Theorically) For example by customizing the firmware can I produce some signals like \$ f(t)=2 \sin 3.2×10^9t+3\cos 5×10^...
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wave propagation ( pict) [closed]

Can someone explain to me what is a meaning of the starred items in this picture?
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Why does this “square wave” have what seems to be a charging action on it's leading edge?

I'm trying to produce a basic square wave output across a resistor from an ATMega328P Xplained mini. VCC is 5 V. Setup: Code: (Stuff with DDC/PORTB is just to control the onboard LED) ...
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The wavelength region of the IR sensor

I was reading an article that explains the Infrared sensor until I came to the wavelength region's section, which has been mentioned as the following: The infrared waves typically have wavelengths ...
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10MHz Sine Wave Generator

I have been looking for some time for a good design for a ~10MHz sine wave generator, with variable frequency from about 5-20MHz. The max required peak to peak amplitude is 10V. Many suggestions on ...
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Is a modern radio wave broadcasting station a very fast spark gap transmitter?

In a spark gap transmitter, is that a "real" radio wave that is produced? I know you can hear it on an AM radio, if you are close to the gap, but is it a radio wave the same as from a radio station? ...
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Electromagnetic wave equation for GPS waves

Recently, I came across a source which stated the model of a GPS L1 wave was: My question is, how was this equation derived?
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Calculate radiation power of an antenna in respect to a given antenna radiation pattern and a given angle

I work on a program that simulates the wave propagation of high frequency electromagnetic waves (2.4 or 5 GHz Bands) in 3D. I use a ray launching approach, where the emitted rays approximate the ...
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Why does the solution to the wave equation define two directions?

I've been studying transmission lines recently and I'm struggling to reconcile my intuition with the derivations. Take the form of the general solution to the wave equation given on this page antenna ...
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How to flicker high-power LEDs with precise square or sine wave?

I need some advice regarding a setup with high-power LEDs I am currently working on. My aim: I have a set of 6 high power LEDs (http://www.roithner-laser.com/datasheets/led_highsingle/apg2c3-530.pdf) ...
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EHF RF Transmitter and Receiver

We are working on a blood glucose meter that will measure BG readings through radio waves with a frequency between 60-70 GHz. That range is necessary to allow penetration through the tissue and we ...
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Length of the dipole antenna

I know it is really stupid question, but I can’t understand. I have a picture with dipole antenna (different length). If I have the current distribution along the length, that it is easy to determine ...
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Solution to coefficients for Spherical wave equations

Are there any methods for solving coefficients \$A\$ and \$B\$ for the Spherical wave equation below? \$p(r,\theta, \phi) = \sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty} \sum\limits_{l=-n}^{n} \Big[A_{nl} h_{n}^{(1)}(...
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Confusion about what EM fields really look like, and how that relates to data transmission, waveguides etc

After a discussion at work a few days ago, I realized I don't have a very good understanding of what RF energy is truly like. I've always thought, via physics and EE classes, that all EM waves (...
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Can I detect the absence of square wave?

Can I build a circuit to set the output high if there is a square wave at the input and set it low when missing the square wave (the input become low)? Edit: The signal is 2 kHz, +5/0 V. It's not ...
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Consistent Radio wave detection timing

Bigger picture: What do I need to do? I need to send a radio signal and have another device receive that and output a voltage pulse, with the time between starting to send the signal and starting to ...
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Why is “wavelength” used as a unit for the length of an antenna?

We often refer to antenna size relative to wavelength. For example: a 1/2 wave dipole is approximately half a wavelength long. Wavelength is the distance a radio wave travels during one cycle. (...
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Can you have a compensating wave in steady state?

In a circuit in steady state is it possible to have a compensating wave? My understanding of a compensating wave is that it is there when a switch is switched. It provides a voltage and current that ...
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Operational amplifier conversion of a sinusoidal wave

Ok guys my question is: Is possible to turn a sinusoidal wave into a square wave with just an operational amplifier?
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How well should you know electromagnetism before studying Antenna Theory [closed]

There are 3 main books in electromagnetism from "easy" to "hard": Griffiths, Purcell and then Jackson's. I will start the study of Antennas in the next week. However, I'm a bit worried because even ...
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Simulation is the same as my thinking,but different from the pape r(charging loop)

This question has already perplexed me for a long time ,after simulating it, the simulation is the same as my thinking,but different from the paper.So now i am confused who is right. There is energy ...
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Making a square wave which has two different kinds of pulse width

I am going to make a square wave which has two different kinds of pulse width.At first,i think i can use the digital logic gate to finish it,however,after taking lots of time for trying,i still can't ...
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Two simulations are different. Mine V.S. Paper's

Paper Link : http://rincon-mora.gatech.edu/publicat/cnfs/new16_pzdamp.pdf After reading the Fig3 (Asymmetrically pre-damped piezoelectric charger),explanation of its process,i make a schematic(a.) ...
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How to produce this type of wave?

Can we use Virtuoso Cadence to produce this type of wave(c,first picture)?it is the wave that PZT produced My schematic and waveform of connecting high pass
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galvanic isolation for lm555

Hi guys I am trying to implement galvanic isolation for my lm555 square wave generator. I am designing a marx generator so this is essential. I am new with transformers, at the moment all I want to ...
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Sawtooth Wave Generator Using Op Amps

So I'm trying to design a sawtooth wave generator that goes from 2.5V to 3.25V. I'm using this design: I'm getting a voltage range from around -4V to 4V. Is there any way for me to get 2.5 to 3.25 by ...
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How to analyze analog output waveform in Modelsim

I want to analyze an output sine signal from my VHDL code in Modelsim. I have created a project and simulated the code. However the outout in the "Wave" window is in binary form represented as a 32 ...
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Relation between attenuation and loss tangent in EM wave propagation

I was studying EM wave propagation in lossy dielectrics and came across two seemingly conflicting parameters of a medium. The loss tangent is defined as: tanδ=σ/(ω*ϵ) ; which clearly is inversely ...
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reading the frequency of a sine wave

I'm trying to build a speedometer for my car, using the output from the cars speed sensor. The speed sensor outputs a sine wave. here it is on an oscilloscope: as I understand it, in order for the ...
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Physical meaning of reflection coefficient being complex

Below is a wikipedia section about reflection coefficient in electrical engineering: source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflection_coefficient It says that the incident to reflected wave ratio is ...
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Decoding waveform from RFID 125 khz reader

I've recently bought a chinese reader for EM4100 and compatible cards: it has an USB to UART converter to get commands from the software and an STM8S10 MCU responsible for the RFID comunication. I ...
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Calculating wavelength

Given is fundamental frequency \$50\,\text{MHz}\$, \$50\%\$ Duty Cycle, Rise and fall time is \$5\,\text{ns}\$, wire length is \$30\, \text m\$, \$R_i=50\,\Omega\$ and \$c\$. How do I calculate ...
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Why are wave variables a and b normalized to sqrt(Z0) rather than just Z0?

With reference to the equations below; why are the wave variables normalized to the root of the characteristic impedance rather than just the characteristic impedance itself? equations sourced from: ...