A circuit or sub-circuit that as accurately as possible preserves the voltage characteristics of a signal while providing additional current. Typically used in situations where a circuit cannot drive the load that is presented to it.

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spi fan out - sn74AHC244 - not working

I'm a complete beginner at this so please don't overlook any silly mistakes that a complete beginner may have made. I have a home-brewing project, where I am attempting to hook up multiple MAX31865 ...
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Trouble splitting off LFO signal to drive LED

Background: I am trying to build a very simple noise box that doesn't need to be tuned to 1V/Oct or anything special. It simply has one VCO, two LFOs, and a VCA. The circuit is powered off of a dual ...
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Unexplained voltage drop in input clamping & buffering circuit

I'm designing a circuit consisting mainly of 74LS series logic. I am clamping and buffering several input signals using a zener diode and a 74HC7014 Schmitt trigger buffer. A relevant excerpt of the ...
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How improve temperature sensitivity of HP 721A DC Power Supply voltage reference?

I have a sentimental affection for my HP 721A DC Power Supply: http://hpmemoryproject.org/pict/wall_a/anim/721a_q90/viewer.htm Rugged, dependable, and roughly as old as I am, it is also pretty ...
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Help for a 5V to 15V level shifter

I'm using FPGA DE2 board cyclone II from altera (for PWM generation) to control a DC chopper via ARCAL 2108 driver ;The problem is that the FPGA GPIO output gives a 3.3V but the driver is +15V input . ...
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How do I implement a tri-state buffer for a vector in VHDL?

I want to implement a tri-state buffer for a input vector, triggered by an enable vector, where every bit of the enable vector enables the corresponding bit of the input vector. Something like this ...
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Simple Headphone & MIC Audio Mixer for PC Soundcard

This is a mixer On the left side we have headphones mono (Both left and right channels are common) and the other is microphone. So R2 (50K Ohm) adjust the volume for Microphone and R1 (50K Ohm) for ...
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A simple FIFO buffer in verilog

I have decided to implement a FIFO buffer in verilog (for fun). Here is my primary prototype you can say : It will consist of a register bank or memory. Each register will be of size N and there ...
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Buffer to have ( 5V-->15V) with DAC conversion

I'm working on a project of a digital control of a DC/DC converter (DC/DC converter which I need to control with an FPGA). My DC/DC(IGBT) is wired to an ARCAL 2610 driver. My question is: My ...
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Verilog mux using a clock

I'm trying to get a simple piece of logic working: on the positive edge of the clock the output should always be 1, on the negative edge, the output should be the value of a provided input. I've ...
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Need a voltage follower buffer for a tube, how do I calculate and select a mosfet?

I'm finishing up a design here: https://123d.circuits.io/circuits/852190-jan-6418-vaccum-tube-valve-preamp which is a preamp for an instrument. First, let me know if anything stupid pops out at you ...
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XBee Packet Buffer

I have an Xbee Pro Series 2. One is set as the coordinator and one as an end device. If I manually send a packet containing a one byte payload from the coordinator to the end device, I get an ...
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Making a LM1458 work as a Unity Gain buffer with an input of 0 to 12v output to a digital voltmeter

Making a LM1458 work as a Unity Gain buffer with an input of 0 to 12v output to a digital voltmeter. When I connect this cct to the injector timer (voltage) & a Voltmeter to the output the ...
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Use OP27 as an 'unit-gain buffer'

In OP27's datasheet, p. 14, it shows a graph when use OP27 as an 'unity-gain buffer', and give it a step input (I think it's a positive step). But it doesn't explain more about the waveform on the ...
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Reset IC Buffer manually

I have a buffer which I want to reset. The EN pin is connected to a pull upp resistor while the Reset pin is connected to pull down resistor. What should I do to reset the buffer manually? Should i ...
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Use LM324AN as unity gain amplifier

I am trying to read the voltage coming out of a voltage divider with resistors that could go into the mega ohms on the ADC of my micro-controller. The impedance of the divider is too great for the ...
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Need for Buffering Signals ?

What is the need for Buffering signals ? Is it to provide the ability for the source or circuit to be able to provide high current amount ? The buffer I was reading was the Op Amp unity gain ...
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OP AMPs : ADC Buffer on voltage divider plus protection

I have been reading lots of threads in the past but I have some questions which are still not clear to me. Please help me out in this! Picture of circuit is attached. So basically I am using ...
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Octal buffer/line driver need current limiters?

I have a couple of these http://www.toshiba.com/taec/components2/Datasheet_Sync//149/215.pdf I am using for level shifting 3.3 volts to 5v from a beaglebone to a stepper motor driver. The frequencies ...
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What would be the simpliest buffer amplifier design in this situation?

Take a look at this schematic: It is important to assume that we have the following constrains: 1) Load is connected to ground, therefore it requires a positive potential to activate 2) The ...
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Current sourcing octal buffer/line-driver for 7+1 segment LED multiplexing?

I would like to multiplex 8, 7-segment LED displays with two, 8-bit shift-registers. The required current for one segment is 20mA. I have no desire to overdrive the ...
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Understanding to isolating sensor input capacitance

The circuit given above is pH sensor buffer circuit, picture taken from here. This circuit have pH sensor input and gives an output that can be read by multimeter which is U2's OUT_ pin . U1 is here ...
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Why is a Buffer+RC-combination recommended for driving a SAR ADC analog input?

In various places, e.g. this tutorial video by ti, a circuit like the following is being recommended to drive the analog input of a SAR A/D converter: simulate this circuit – Schematic ...
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Having the same source for power supply and positive input for a single-supply buffer amplifier

I am new on designing power management for circuits. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I want to design a circuit to stabilize the 12v power input. I have a ...
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Interfacing 6116 RAM to a data bus

I have a question about interfacing IDT6116SA15TPG SRAM to a tri-state data bus controlled by 74LS244 tri-state buffer. I could not find an old memory like 74LS289 with separated inputs and outputs. ...
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Triode preamp with TL072 phase inverter buffer?

Wondering if anyone can advise on this tube triode (12ax7) preamp stage followed by an Op Amp buffer stage to correct the inverted signal. I wired it up and did not work. Before tho, I wired it with ...
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How to implement a double buffer using an ARM Cortex M3

I am a total beginner, but I have been working on a project to attempt to build my own microcontroller that outputs basic 2D graphics to an LCD screen. In doing some research as to how this is ...
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FRDM-kl25z Serial Buffer Issue

I'm sending data over Serial to a FRDM-kl25z via a printf statement on another uC; ...
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clock drivers low current consumption

I am trying to drive a 30 pF load cap (1 pF times 30 or 2pF times 15 or so on) from a ring oscillator generated clock. The frequency I want is 250 Mhz. What is the best approach to keep the input ...
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Bi-directional logic level conversion

I'm trying to design an accelerated CPU (65816) for the Apple IIGS by using a high speed ARM processor combined with a software emulator + software emulated cache. The CPU I'm using is the LPC4300 ...
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Inverting buffer with op-amps

I know that it's easy to make a unity gain buffer with an op-amp (as a voltage follower): simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I also know that it's easy to make an ...
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Buffering/matching large signal to drive 5 ohm capacitive load at 13MHz (RF)

I built a Pierce oscillator that generates 13.5MHz @ 7Vpp signal from a V_cc=12V. But I need to drive a capacitive load of 5 ohms @ 6Vpp. I'm not sure how to do this. First I need a buffer to prevent ...
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VHDL How to Design a Screen (Frame) Buffer

I am trying to use a screen buffer to store, change and output the bits of a video data to the DVI transmit interface. I am using Altera Cyclone III development kit. I will be using 1440x900@60Hz ...
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Interfacing tri-state logic across 3v3/5v. Do buffers mirror all three logic states?

(This is just learning/hobby stuff...) I have a 5v (tri-state TTL, ZX Spectrum) bus and I want to interface some non-5v tolerant 3v3 chips to it. I think I need buffers or transceivers for the level ...
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74HCT245 buffer IC

In 74HCT245 bidirectional buffer IC, 3rd state is high impedance state as shown below. Link for datasheet: http://www.nxp.com/documents/data_sheet/74HC_HCT245.pdf If we want 3rd state as "Latch" ( ...
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Basic gate using transmission gate [duplicate]

How can we design the basic gates and universal gates using the transmission gate.
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Buffer circuit explanation

I just saw this question and was wondering how this circuit actually works, since I couldn't really figure it out, I though about asking it. This is the circuit I am talking about: Lets label ...
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Buffer amplifier

I have a buffer amplifier that is single supply 0-10v Lets say I give it an input (sine wave 0-10v Vpk-pk) and added a dc level-shifter to shift the input signal up by 0.5v (0.5v-10.5v sine wave ...
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Buffer Capacitors [duplicate]

What does a buffer do? In the given circuit,it is said that capacitors C1 and C4 act as buffer .What is their role here?Can't we just replace them with pull-down resisrors?
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Microcontroller circuit

I am using a Stellaris EK-LM4F120XL for a project. The project includes an LCD module, servo motor, ultrasonic ranger and a numpad. The LCD, servo and ranger are rated at 5V operating voltage, and the ...
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Buffer amplifier used in medical implant hearing aids

I am new here, so if I am posting in the wrong area, please let me know. Recently at the university I've had a guest lecturer, that works at Cochlear developing medical implant for the hearing ...
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Buffer management for SD card in SPI mode

I'm looking into implementing storage of large audio files onto an SD card. I'll be using SPI to access the card to avoid any patents by the SD card mafia. I'll be generating a lot of data, about ...
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OV7670 frames are 640x308 not 640x480

There is a lot of helpful information on the internet about getting the OV7670 camera up and running but the following problem has me a bit stumped. I am using a Maple r5 Board (STM32F103RBT6) to ...
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Floating a digital output pin of an IC

I'm using a FXLS8471Q accelerometer for a project using the SPI interface. The chip uses the same pins for SPI and I2C. To detect which interface the user desires, the chip samples the SA0 pin on ...
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LTSpice Level 2 Simulation CMOS follower

I'm trying to make a level 2 simulation of a voltage buffer made by a CMOS circuit: For this, I have been told to use level 2 CNM25 technology Spice models for the transistors, and I have been ...
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Turn TTL output of logic IC into output capable of driving 50 ohm devices

I want to provide front-panel trigger signals with the microcontroller inside my device. The trigger signal will be fed via a 50 ohm coax cable to another device with a 50 ohm input. A direct ...
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What are buffer and latches in microprocessor?

I would like a description that clarifies the concepts of what buffers and latches are and the difference between them. I'm asking for buffers and latches in respect to the 8086 microprocessor.
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Is it safe to use a bus buffer as level shifter?

I am currently using SN74ABT5402ADW as a buffer and level shifter for my ADC, however, the datasheet does not explicitly say that it can be used as a level shifter. I provide it with 5V power, but the ...
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Understanding this statement in ATmega328P's datasheet

While reading ATmega328P's datasheet, I came across the following statement. The Port X output buffers have symmetrical drive characteristics with both high sink and source capability. What does ...
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Differential ADC input buffer

I am trying to make 10Mohm of input impedance into a ADC (CS5530). I am planing to use differential input buffer to ADC so I am trying to use TI's document as reference. I tried the one differential ...