Top microcontroller threads on EDABoard.com – March

What causes the crystal to pause? – I have an ARM M0 processor + MCU connected with a 32.768KHz crystal. The crystal is connected to a load capacitor…

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Top analog threads on EDAboard.com – February

High current ferrite beads –  I have a linear regulator that is being supplied by a switching converter and as such I want to use 1 ferrite bead…

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Top microcontroller threads – February

Power factor measurement using PIC18f4520 – I have a 10” square fan, with 0.06/0.08Amps, 220/240V, 50Hz, properly working. I want to digitally measure the power factor of the fan, under…

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Top power electronics threads on EDAboard.com – January

Flyback design problems – I am developing an open loop flyback converter. The image below is the result observed at 70v (Dc) Input. The waveform is of the…

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Top microcontroller threads on EDAboard.com – January

Table tennis scoreboard – Can anyone can point me to a project of electronic table tennis scoreboard with external boards (two different colors) as well?  Read more Refresh values…

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Top analog threads on EDAboard.com – January

Rechargeable 30 LED burns up on AC – I have some emergency rechargeable lights. As soon as I connect them to a 220V AC outlet 220v they burn…

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CES 2016: the largest collection of insecure devices in the world

By Alan Grau The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has just wrapped up.  With 160,000 attendees, 3,800 exhibitors and almost 2.5 million square feet of exhibit…

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Using input devices on embedded Linux demo: USB mouse on Intel Edison

By Tahmid I have recently been using the Intel Edison for the Cornell robotics project team (which co-hosts the Intel-Cornell Cup USA competition). Building on my previous knowledge…

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Reduce preemption overhead in real-time embedded systems

by John A. Carbone Real-time embedded systems are expected to perform with predictable, real-time responsiveness. But in some cases, the functionality that enables that responsiveness can actually bloat…

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How IoT and mixed-signal designs will drive SIP tech in 2016

By Ian Dennison, Sr. Group Director, R&D, Cadence As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes an increasingly competitive market, we should, in 2016, expect new package and board…

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Top microcontroller threads on EDAboard.com – December

Serial communication interrupt flag in PIC18f4520 and mikroC Pro for PIC – I wrote a code to send and receive data serially in an application  that  will update a 16-segment…

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Top analog threads on EDAboard.com – December

Common emitter non-symmetrical gain – I have simulated in LTspice a very simple CE amplifier. There is no AC capacitor at the emitter It is a  plain and…

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What do embedded developers need to know about IoT security?

by Alan Grau Cyber-attacks against IoT devices continue to make headlines, with the Fiat Chrysler Jeep hack just the most recent. By now, most embedded developers understand the…

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Aluminum backed PCBs take the heat

When the thermal heat dissipation requirements of a design are very high, using an aluminum backed PCB is a highly effective solution. Aluminum backed designs are able to…

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A beginner’s guide to microcontrollers

by Jon Wilder Time after time I see beginners try to get started in embedded electronics, only to be overwhelmed and not know where to start. Some even…

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Top power electronics threads on EDAboard.com – November

3V – 5V high current 150A power supply – I have been asked to generate a 100A RMS precise sinusoidal current. It will have negligible burden/load. Luckily I’ve done…

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Top microcontroller threads on EDAboard.com – November

Writing random numbers in PIC16F1936 internal EEPROM – Could anyone advise on how I can write the data randomly in EEPROM using MicroC? Read more Can’t print to…

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Top analog threads on EDAboard.com – November

Why is unloaded buffer showing an offset? – I am using an AD8041 IC as a buffer for a 0.2 Vpp sinewave input at 1 kHz from the…

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Pushing the envelope with digital-isolation technology

Recent advances in isolation technology are enabling new solutions, reducing system cost, and allowing customers to push the performance envelope of their equipment. This article discusses key end…

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VCM vs VOUT plots for instrumentation amplifiers with two op amps

This article introduces the VCM vs. VOUT plot for an instrumentation amplifier with two operational amplifiers (op amps) and delivers a thorough treatment of this amplifier topology. Additionally,…

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TI’s smart diode controller realizes the power of zero

Industry’s first zero quiescent current solution for reverse polarity protection in industrial power tool and automotive applications Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced the industry’s first smart diode controller…

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Customizable, end-to-end solution for rapid IoT build-out

Mentor Graphics Corporation now offers the embedded industry’s first customizable edge-to-cloud IoT solution comprised of an IoT gateway System Design Kit (SysDK), a cloud backend, and runtime solutions on…

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Top power electronics threads on EDAboard.com – October

Industrial grade robust inverter build – I have done a lot of research online about IGBTs, gate drivers, blown up many IR2110s, studied PCB layout considerations, OC/SC protection, current…

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Top analog threads on EDAboard.com – October

Amplifying DC voltage from 5V to 12V – I use an Arduino board with a 5V output supply but I Ineed to operate 12V motor. I know that I could…

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Top microcontroller threads on EDAboard.com – October

PIC output is just 2.5V – The PIC18f4550 output voltage is said to be 5v but instead I get just 2.5v. I tried by disconnecting the load but even…

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