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Transformers circuit question,where is my mistake?

We have the circuit in the figure I have to find the power in the resistor 4 Ohm Mesh 1 we have : 16=2I1-8I3+V1 Mesh 2 we have V2=4I2 Mesh 3 we have 0=10I3-2I1 5I3=I1 By the circuit we notice ...
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what is the Outer casing of alkaline battery made of?

what is the outer casing of a typical small 9v alkaline battery made of? Is it conductive?
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Laser Multiplexing

I'm new to ECE stuff, but I was wondering what kind of equipment I'd need to have an 8x8 or more grid of lasers being controlled with specific on/off patterns. I'd want 5mW lasers in an 8x8 grid. It ...
2
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1answer
38 views

Should vias be used for every GND connection?

When making a two layer board with the bottom layer being a GND plane, should every GND pad for ICs and passives be directly connected to the GND plane using a via, or should I route all of the GND ...
0
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2answers
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Read decimal value of a 4-bit binary input

I am quite a rookie in the VHDL world, but I seem to have hold of the basics. Atm I am working on a project, which involves me to take a 4-bit binary input (switches), read this value and convert it ...
0
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1answer
22 views

Using a “quick connect” terminal for IEC inlet or just soldering the wires?

I am using the Schaffner FN284-10-06 power inlet for a project. It has "quick connect" terminals, and it seems like the 3M FDI18-250Q connector would fit them. I've never used a connector like this ...
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LC3 Programming - Printing a histogram [migrated]

I have to print a list similar to the one below where the @ bin is for all non alphabetical characters and there are bins for each alphabetical character. I need to have both capital and lowercase ...
0
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1answer
38 views

Are there any effective estimates for up-rating resistors power capability by adding airflow?

I'm considering using a bank of resistors similar to this: http://www.vishay.com/docs/31842/fve.pdf 300-400 watt "corncob" wirewound resistors. I understand that they can be run over their spec'd ...
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1answer
23 views

24v power supply to 24v and a Arduino

I have a Power Supply of 24 volts and 2.5A. I need something like that: http://i.imgur.com/z4oJukD.png I need a power supply of 24V and almost 1500mA and another of around 8 volts and 500mA (to ...
0
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1answer
15 views

Frequency of the CTC mode in the atmega328

I am trying to understand the expression for the waveform frequency of the CTC mode (p. 99 of the datasheet). Assuming that the prescaler is 1 and that \$OCR0A\$ is a constant value, in ...
0
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1answer
20 views

Arduino controlled boost converter

If I was to build a 12->65V boost converter using Texas's LM5002 regulator IC, would it be possible to tie an Arduino I/O pin directly to the EN pin to enable/disable the output, while keeping the 12V ...
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Buzzing/humming/static noise from speakers (Ground loop probably?)

I have a Creative Inspire P380, and I connected this sound system to my smart tv, it works great, but when I turn off the tv, both speakers and subwoofer are making this humming sound when you get ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Shielding a long cable

I was reading about the LM35 and i found this, he suggested that i must use shielding over long distances, which makes sense, but then he said i must add a capacitor and a resistor, why did he add ...
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1answer
292 views

What do you need 1.018V for?

The Fluke 732A has among 10V and 1V references also a 1.018V reference (whereas the 10V is the "main" references and the others are formed by resistive voltage dividers). While having multiple ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Implementation of PSK modulation/demodulation

I want to implement a BPSK modulation/demodulation using a microcontroller (Arduino Due). The carrier signal should be at 1-50 MHz and the information rate at 300 KHz. For the sender part I would ...
0
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1answer
33 views

PIC 16F877A interrupt handling

I am trying to write a simple code to receive and resend data using USART but the code is not working. Could someone give suggestions on possible flaws in the code? I am using USART at baud rate ...
0
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0answers
11 views

DS18B20 have the same 1-wire ids in proteus

I'm developing a temperature monitoring system and trying to model it in Proteus 8.1 SP1. When I try to execute rom search for multiple DS18B20 it give back just 1 ID, but if I add one DS1822 I can ...
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1answer
63 views

What's the absolute cheapest way to make a 4K HDMI recorder [on hold]

I'm looking to build my own 4K HDMI recorder, because the products currently on the market are just to expensive for me. As my title says, I'm trying to do that in the most low-cost way possible. ...
1
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3answers
33 views

Spartan 6 DCM unstable clock output

Spartan 6 clocking resources. The link here refers to the clocking resources of spartan-6 FPGA. I am using the DCM-CLKGEN primitive described in the link, to generate a divide-by-8 clock based on an ...
0
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0answers
30 views

ARM JTAG Debugging Internals

I want to learn how JTAG is interacting with ARM core more in detail. All explanations I have found so far are very basic and just cover JTAG tap controller with a simple state machine diagram. I ...
0
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0answers
20 views

Eagle mixed manual and autorouting approach [duplicate]

Often in Eagle I find myself routing important bits by hand manually, and then letting autoroute finish. If I want to redo the autoroute, maybe with a tweaked DRC or something, it would be convenient ...
0
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2answers
46 views

How to switch between two DC power sources powering a motor on an electric vehicle?

Background: For a university final project, my student group is investigating the possiblility of powering a motorcycle with two seperate batteries, each of a different chemistry (Lead-acid and ...
2
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2answers
38 views

Electronic sensor for monitoring photosynthesis

I have to develop a sensor that can detect photosynthesis. So when the plants are exposed to sun I should get an indication that photosynthesis is happening inside the leaves. I found many products ...
1
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1answer
32 views

Help me implement the crossroad traffic lights using multiplexers 4/1?

I came across this problem and it has a solution and everything, but I don't understand it. Here's the illustration: So, the picture shows a crossroad which has sensors along the higher-priority DC ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Voltage regulation vs relative voltage tresholds?

There is a part of my circuit that uses resistance to output a voltage, in which is compared to a voltage threshold to output a digital signal. However +Vcc can vary and any voltages too far from 5V ...
0
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2answers
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understanding charecteristics of transistors

1> While plotting input characteristics of a transistor, we choose to keep output voltage constant and plot the variation of input voltage and current. Why do we choose to keep output voltage constant ...
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3answers
240 views

Differentiator circuit - can output be larger than input?

I have a question regarding differentiator circuits, and whether or not their output voltage can be greater than their input voltage. The voltage across the resistor in such a circuit corresponds to ...
0
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1answer
69 views

BJT Driving an LED - Above or Below?

I will freely admit that I am mainly digital when it comes to electronics, so may help explain my confusion (that or just general incompetence). I am getting review feedback on a design, and one ...
0
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1answer
24 views

ATmega32 withRC filter and OpAmp

In my circuit (picture below), ATMEGA32 output is connected to a RC filter (R=100K, C=10uF 63V) to non-inverting terminal of OpAmp (LT1006). OpAmp is configured as voltage follower (Buffer Amplifier). ...
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1answer
30 views

How to bypass DC-DC converter with N-channel high side MOSFET

I have a DC-DC SMPS converter which is used as a pre-regulator in the power supply with linear post-regulator. A specific requirement is to provide mode of operation when pre-regulator is bypassed. ...
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34 views

What is processor System frequency and processor ARM frequency? [on hold]

What is processor System frequency and processor ARM frequency ?
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0answers
29 views

IR temperature Sensor reading ambient temperature in a room

I bought a product that has a IR temperature sensor and I want to receive a "good quality" ambient reading of a room. I have an idea how to use the IR sensor for the ambient, even though it would be ...
3
votes
1answer
54 views

Inconsistency in the calculation of the gain of an emitter follower

I want to calculate the gain of the following circuit, but two different ways give different results. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab First method: (This ...
3
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4answers
307 views

Does a current transformer produce a proportional voltage or current?

I bought a current transformer which looks like the one below: Datasheet I wrapped the transformer around my 10A kettle, and measured the values using my multimeter. Measuring AC Voltage, I ...
0
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2answers
59 views

Finding serial port on generic IP Camera PCB

Background story is that during firmware update of a generic IP Camera, with great wisdom, I managed to wipe part of the embedded Linux files, and in order to recover it, I need to access the ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Solar Charging Tree House Lights

I'm Building a lighting system for my tree house with 4 LED work lights I picked up at the hardware store. I want it to have solar charging and be operable via one switch. simulate this circuit ...
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0answers
31 views

hijack project microtransformer doesn't work well

I am working on a project that need to get energy harvest from smartphone headset jack.I find hijack project has a solution.the energy harvest circuit of it is below: it use coilcraft transformer ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Short circuit protect for Triac

I'm going to use this circuit to control some lamps. As I know a short circuit would cause the Triac to burn very fast and I need a way to protect it. Using fast fuse is cool but I need to know If any ...
0
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1answer
14 views

Buck Converter Error Amplifier Input Polarity Confusion (TL598)

I'm trying to design a buck converter using TL598. I'm studying the technical article Designing Switch Mode Power Supplies With the TL598 - Application Report for this purpose. This article references ...
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3answers
1k views

Why is the first band on a resistor never black?

I'm taking an electronic circuit analysis class, and I was asked to give the color of the 3rd band of a 1MΩ resistor. My answer was blue, thinking it could be black-brown-blue (01 * 1MΩ), but the ...
1
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1answer
49 views

How to determine IC function

I have a lab assignment coming up in which my instructor is tasking us to determine the function - essentially construct a truth table - of several unknown integrated circuits of varying difficulty. ...
0
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0answers
11 views

Complementary MOSFET symbol in Multisim(Electronics Workbench)

It is just me or symbol for complementary mosfet pair in NI Multisim is wrong? And actually not just the symbol, but the function itself - it doesn't work as it is supposed to(or it's just me being ...
2
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1answer
39 views

Help understanding Low side N-Channel MOSFET driver circuit

I took a simple circuit i found and started modifying it for my own purposes and realized i need to understand it's workings better to get where i need to be. PWM+ and PWM- comes from a LED dimmer ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Current Activated Diode Switch

Ok so here's my situation. I have a custom board with a micro controller that has a 6 pin connector. If I plug in a device to the connector that requires power it should provide somewhere on the ...
1
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1answer
65 views

Can SMT give worse performance than normal CPU?

Is there any chance of SMT (simultaneous multithreading) having worse performance than normal CPU? For example, is it possible for a normal CPU to run two programs one by one and have better ...
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votes
1answer
51 views

How to convert an array of pixels to jpg or png?

I am doing some project on image processing in VHDL. And as output am getting array of pixels (32 bit each). I want to convert this array back to image either png or jpg or bmp. How can I do that?
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3answers
88 views

what could happen if i touch the two electrical wires of a 120 v with my hands?

In my house there is 2 wires the black one and the red one, what could happen y for example I touch both wires with my hand. we have 120 V, Pd. somehow we tried to install a lamp there but didn´t ...
0
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1answer
24 views

compressor wiring resistance [on hold]

Hi I have a standalone freezer that stopped working. It has a single phase compressor. I read that the resistances between three terminals should add up, i.e. R1 + R2 ~= R3. However, my compressor ...
4
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2answers
97 views

How does the negative feedback in this oscillator work?

EDIT: I don't think I'm using the term "negative feedback" correctly. What I meant is, how does the feedback that makes the closed loop gain equal to 1 work? I'm trying to understand the very basics ...
0
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0answers
27 views

External power source steered by arduino through transitors - voltage differences?

I'm trying to steer rows of leds through arduino and I came into some difficulties. My circuit is inspired by instructable: So I have something similar to this grid of resistors and transistors on ...

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