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  • Sensor Platform Kit

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By ROHM
    First, let’s open up the box and here, we can see six little expansion boards each with a different sensor on it. This paper says what each sensor is but it’s also silkscreened onto the boards themselves. Underneath the paper is a portable USB battery, called the baseboard power source, that we can use to power the baseboard as we’re looking at the different sensors. As we continue down...
  • New This Week - March 30th

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By Mouser
    This week we’ll discuss CUI’s Novum Advanced Power modules, ADLINK’s LEC-BT SMARC Module, and Maxim Digital Temperature Sensors. CUI Novum Advanced Power Modules: CUI’s NEB and NQB Novum Advanced Power Modules are intermediate bus converters designed for networking applications that comply with product standards from the Architects of Modern Power Group. Both series...
  • Industrial Grade SBC Transforms the Maker Movement

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By Embedded Developer
    The Raspberry PiTM, Banana Pi, Beagle Board, and Panda Board have opened up a wealth of new resources for students and DIY-ers interested in electronic design. Bridging the gap between products built for hobby applications and those used in mainstream, industrial, or commercial products has been daunting—until now. This article introduces a new generation of single-board computer (SBC) that has...
  • Properties and Application of Bypass Capacitors

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By NXP
    This application note discusses bypass capacitor and introduces its properties and applications. Bypass capacitors are applied between the power supply pins VCC and GND of integrated circuits. They reduce both the power supply noise and the effect of spikes on the supply line. They also provide instantaneous current demands of the integrated circuit as it switches. This application note describes...
  • 20 W TRIAC Dimmable Isolated Flyback LED Driver

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By Power Integrations
    This is a design example report of a 20 W, high efficiency, TRIAC dimmable, power factor corrected, isolated flyback LED driver employing LYTSwitch™-4 LYT4324E. This design features single-stage power factor corrected with accurate constant current output, consistent dimming performance across production and over temperature range, low cost, low component count and smal PCB footprint design.
  • Wireless Strain Gauge Module for Remote Applications

    Posted Mar 30, 2015 By Intersil
    The wireless strain gauge is ideal for measuring strain in locations that are not easily accessible. The module uses the low noise, zero drift ISL28133 to amplify the signal from the strain sensor and communicates wirelessly with the base PC using the Si1012 microcontroller/transceiver. When not taking a measurement, the microcontroller goes into sleep mode and the rest of the circuit is powered...
  • Guidelines for Component Placement

    Posted Mar 29, 2015 By Advance Assembly
    Functionality is usually the main focus the first time someone designs a circuit board. With time and experience, designers are able to focus on improving their designs to not simply be functional but also to increase performance. Every board designed is unique, will have different requirements, and will require different trade-offs on the design, but there are basic guidelines of...
  • Voltage Translation for Automotive Systems

    Posted Mar 26, 2015 By Texas Instruments
    In today's automotive electronics systems, microcontrollers and peripherals operate off different voltage supplies. This is driven by an effort to reduce power consumption. However, as microcontroller voltages drop, many peripherals continue to need higher voltages. This creates a situation of voltage incompatibility.

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  • Eppendorf 5331 PCR controller

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By Charles Long
    Has anybody tried to repair a device with an imbedded micro controller which has three power supplies, one for each bank of Peltier coolers, a micro program which allows the user to program the...
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  • Low Cost Bluetooth Modules from Panasonic

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By EEWeb
    Panasonic’s Bluetooth modules, available from Arrow, can greatly reduce total development cost and time to market, allowing developers to focus their efforts on the unique and...
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  • New This Week - March 30th

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By Mouser
    This week we’ll discuss CUI’s Novum Advanced Power modules, ADLINK’s LEC-BT SMARC Module, and Maxim Digital Temperature Sensors. CUI Novum Advanced Power Modules: CUI’s NEB...
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  • Properties and Application of Bypass Capacitors

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By NXP
    This application note discusses bypass capacitor and introduces its properties and applications. Bypass capacitors are applied between the power supply pins VCC and GND of integrated...
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  • 20 W TRIAC Dimmable Isolated Flyback LED Driver

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By Power Integrations
    This is a design example report of a 20 W, high efficiency, TRIAC dimmable, power factor corrected, isolated flyback LED driver employing LYTSwitch™-4 LYT4324E. This design features...
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  • Energy efficient transformers – having ability to withstand against overload

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 By Synergy Transformers
    Efficient transformers come with various features such as: They can be single-phase or three-phase where in single phase transformers are usually used for residential purposes. They are placed in...
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  • Wireless Strain Gauge Module for Remote Applications

    Posted Mar 30, 2015 By Intersil
    This application note includes a brief discussion of wireless strain gauge as well as its overview and operation. The device is designed to measure strain in locations that are not easily accessible....
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  • Guidelines for Component Placement

    Posted Mar 29, 2015 By Advance Assembly
    Functionality is usually the main focus the first time someone designs a circuit board. With time and experience, designers are able to focus on improving their designs to not simply be...
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  • Diode Polarity Marking

    Posted Mar 27, 2015 By Screaming Circuits
    A recent forum post reminded me of a common issue we see here at Screaming Circuits - ambiguous diode polarity marking. To start with, some diode manufactures mess with our heads where polarity...
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  • Manufacturing for Makers: Keeping Costs Down

    Posted Mar 26, 2015 By Duane Benson
    I haven't posted here in a while. I've been busy. I still have the same day job (Screaming Circuits), but a few things have changed in my after-hours world. I've completed a successfully funded...
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