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Precision programmable current source uses two ICs

Posted January 19, 2016 by Chris

"This Design Idea mates a precision current source IC with precision difference amp chips to create a programmable current source or sink."

Howto Measure RTD Over Long Distances

Posted January 13, 2016 by Chris

"The RTDs are the most expensive, but they also provide best accuracy and best resolution for the measurement. This, however, only if appropriate analogue circuitry will be used. The appropriate analogue circuitry constitutes the subject of this article."

Power Management of Xilinx ZedBoard using MMPF0100

Posted January 7, 2016 by Chris

"This reference design is a power management of Xilinx ZedBoard using MMPF0100 Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC). A PMIC is an IC for managing power requirements of the host system and is commonly used in a system-on-chip (SoC) device."

Replacement LED driver for AN6877

Posted January 1, 2016 by Chris

"AN6877 is linear AF level meter IC produced by Panasonic and it is commonly found on many audio equipment. This chip is no longer manufactured by Panasonic and finding replacement chip for AN6877 is also quiet difficult."

Exploring Voltage Multipliers

Posted December 30, 2015 by Chris

"Voltage Multipliers are the circuits where we get very high DC voltage from the Low AC voltage supply, a voltage multiplier circuit generates voltage in multiple of peak input voltage of AC, like if the peak voltage of AC voltage is 5 volt, we will get 15 volt DC at the output, in case of Voltage Tripler circuit."

Electrostatic/Smoke Precipitator – A Simple One

Posted December 8, 2015 by Chris

"A smoke precipitator, or an electrostatic precipitator, is a device which removes smoke or other particles from the air using high voltage electrostatics."

YauDL – Yet Another Useless Dummy Load

Posted August 22, 2015 by Chris

"The concept is pretty simple. It is a constant current sink controlled by 2 opamps. Two paralleled logic level MOSFETs do the heavy lifting (heatsink!). Another pair of paralleled P-MOSFETs + a Zener diode act as reverse polarity protection. A capacitor is used to keep the first opamp from oscillating."

Critical guidelines for RF and microwave PCB Design

Posted August 9, 2015 by Chris

"Printed circuit boards (PCBs) now encompass much more than pure digital or mixed-signal technologies, and the PCB layout designer faces many more challenges when designing sub-assemblies with high frequency RF and microwave. The RF frequency range is typically from 500 MHz to 2 GHz, and designs above 100 MHz are considered RF. The microwave frequency range is anything above 2 GHz."

Wireless Power Transmission Science Fair Project

Posted June 28, 2015 by Chris

"Jamison wrapped a second coil and we hooked it up to a green LED. Connect the power, move the coils close together. First light! Yes!! Now it was time to improve Jamison’s project. We tried a full-wave rectifier to increase the LED’s brightness, with not a large (if any) effect. We built a two-stage Cockcroft-Walton generator, with much better success."

Wireless Microphone Antenna Distribution on a Budget

Posted June 23, 2015 by Chris

"In continuation to my previous post, I will start discussing how I solved the wireless distribution at my church in an economical way."