- Over 1000 advanced EE analysis routines, equations, and
reference tables contained in a 128k card.
- Has all the functionality of the HP 16C calculator including
50 functions in binary arithmetic, register operations, and logic minimization (Karanaugh
Map) in a sum of products form.
- A powerful user interface engine allows algebraic entry in
many analytical topics. Gives results symbolically.
- Easy-to-use, menu-based interface.
- Context-sensitive help text for every screen.
- Integrated access to the HP 48 stack for calculations.
- Comprehensive documentation for quick reference.
The user interface browser presents three broad categories
to the user: analysis, equations, and reference. The analysis browser presents 17 topics,
the equation browser presents 18 categories, and the reference browser presents 10
categories. Analysis Browser
Top Level Browser
Equation sets in a given sub-topic can be solved as a
whole, or as a selected set of equations. The variables in the equation set have
descriptions in addition to names, and often an equation set will have a picture
associated with it. The help line is dynamic in content and changes as you proceed in
solving the selected problem.
A specific equation can be selected to plot, and multiple
plot functions can be used to do graphical analysis when one of the variables has been
changed incrementally. (The multi-plot screen display example is shown here.)
EE· PRO is a comprehensive software which covers
the undergraduate curriculum for electrical engineers in most universities.
The analysis routines in the EE· PRO are
indispensable tools for performing quick calculations. Analysis screens display a list of
fields for entering and displaying data. The main part input screen contains input fields
for data entry comparisons and result for displaying computed results. The help text at
the bottom of the screen describes the action required for the highlighted field or type
of result displayed Unit management is not allowed in this section.
Polyphase Circuits - Wye« D conversion, balanced Wye
load, balanced D load.
Filter Design - Chebyshev, Butterworth, and active
Gain & Frequency - Transfer function, Bode Plots.
Fourier Transforms - FFT and inverse FFT.
Two-port Networks - Parameter conversion for z, y, h, g,
a, and b parameters, circuit performance, and interconnected two-ports.
Transformer Performance - Open and short circuit tests,
and chain parameters
Transmission fields Lines - Line characteristics, line
parameters, fault location estimate, and stub impedance matching.
Computer Engineering - Binary modes screen, binary
arithmetic, register operations, bit operations, binary conversions and, and Karanaugh
Algebraic Functions - Partial fraction expansion,
piecewise linear functions, polynomial coefficients, polynomial equations, polynomial
roots, symbolic simplification, and Taylor polynomials.
Error Functions - Using error and complementary error
Capital Budgeting - Payback period, internal rate of
return, net present value, and profitability index.
- AC Circuits - Impedance calculations, voltage, and
current dividers, circuit performance, Wye« D conversion.
The equations section is divided into 16 categories of
topics with a large number of sub-topics under each topic. The equation user interface
features a selecting screen, a solving screen and a plotting screen. Equations can be
accessed from any of these screens, with context-sensitive help text provided at each
screen. Topics covered by EE· PRO are:
- Resistive Circuits - Resistance & conductance,
Ohm’s law & power, temperature effect, maximum power transfer, and V & I
- Capacitance & Electric Fields - Point charge, long
charged line, charged disk, parallel plates & wires, coaxial cable, and sphere.
- Inductance & Magnetism - Long line, long strip,
parallel wires, loop, coaxial cable, and skin effect.
- Electron Motion - Electron beam deflection, thermionic
emission, and photo emission.
- Meters & Bridge Circuits - Amp, volt, &
ohmmeter, Wheatstone bridge, Wien bridge, Maxwell bridge, Owen bridge, and symmetrical and
- RL & RC Circuits - RL & RC natural & step
responses, and RC and RC series to parallel conversion.
- RLC Circuits - Series impedance, parallel admittance,
RLC natural response, underdamped transient, critically-damped transient, and overdamped
- AC Circuits - RL & RC series impedance, impedance«
admittance, two impedances in series, and two impedances in parallel.
- Polyphase Circuits - Balanced D network, Balanced Wye
network, and power measurements.
- Electrical Resonance - Parallel resonance I & II,
resonance in lossy inductor, and series resonance.
- OpAmp Circuits - Basic inverter, non-inverting
amplifier, current amplifier, transconductance amplifier, level detector (inverting and
non-inverting), differentiator, and differential amplifier.
- Solid State Devices - Semiconductor basics, PN junctions
and currents, transistor currents, Ebers-Moll equations, ideal currents, switching
transients, MOS transistors I and II, MOS inverter with different types of loads, CMOS
transistor pair, and junction FET.
- Linear Amplifiers - BJT (Common base, emitter, and
collector), FET (common source, gate, and drain), Darlington configuration,
emitter-coupled amplifiers, differential amplifiers, and source-coupled JFET pairs.
- Class A, B and C Amplifiers - Class A, B, C amplifiers,
power transistors, and push-pull principle.
- Transformers - Ideal transformers, and linear equivalent
- Motors & Generators - Energy conversion, DC
generator, separately-excited DC generator, DC shunt and series generator,
separately-excited DC motor, DC shunt and series motor, permanent magnet motor, induction
Motor I & II, and synchronous machines.
The Reference section provides information for solving
certain classes of problems, including looking up semiconductor properties, decoding the
resistor color code, and accessing Laplace, Fourier, and z-transform tables.
- Resistor color chart - 3, 4, or 5 band conversion.
- Standard Component Values - Resistor, capacitor, or
inductor value calculations for a given tolerance level.
- Semiconductor properties - Silicon, gas, some III-V and
- Boolean Expressions & Algebra Properties
- The 16 commonly used Boolean expressions with diagrams.
- Transforms - Laplace, Fourier, and Z Transforms and
- Constants - 43 constants commonly used by electrical
- SI Prefixes and Greek alphabet