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Programming MSP430 based chips (sans Launchpad)

I'm wanting to move into working with the full range of MSP430 chips, especially their Ultra Low Power versions. As I understand it, I'll need the chip I want to program, a JTAG programmer, and the ...
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What's the difference between EMSE vs. IMSE when buying components? (Linear Technology parts?)

For example, see this page for buying a LTC3388 step-down regulator, and note the difference between the LTC3388EMSE-1#PBF and LTC3388IMSE-1#PBF. What's the difference? Is this notation specific ...
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Is it possible to implement remote controllers with Bluetooth BLE? [closed]

I have been thinking of making bluetooth remote controllers with bluetooth low energy modules that can act as broadcasters and observers (and "peripheral" for set up) How good would that design be ...
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is there a difference between these 3 diodes?

http://www.mouser.fr/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=1N5819-E3/73 1N5819-E3/73 1N5819-E3/53 1N5819-E3/54 the first one is 4x cheaper than the last, why ? aren't they all the same ?
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High quality IR projector for depth detection

I want to build my own depth sensor like the way Kinect does it, using IR and a Camera but I can't find anywhere where I can get the "IR Camera". I do not need a CMOS board as I will be computing ...
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Are more expensive parts worth it?

The prices of components of supposedly the same type and with the same parameters vary strongly between manufacturers. Assuming my use does not come close to the absolute maximum ratings, is it worth ...
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Find product lead dimensions

I am building a project for a robot on breadboard, and I have come across the need for a voltage regulator. I have an existing voltage regulator, but it will not fit into the holes on my breadboard. ...
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Does C-1602A-1YN LCD use the HD44780 controller?

I am new to using PIC microcontrollers and electronics in general. I have been reading a tutorial on how to interface a PIC with a HD44780 compliant LCD. As I have been shopping for a LCD I have been ...
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Where can I buy a thin metal cable?

I need conect two small printed circuit board. I can use any metal cable (what is the correct name for it?) so I buy this. It use the number "NU 30" but I don't find this number in other place and it ...
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How to get started with electronics and specifically cheap microcontrollers? [closed]

I have a birthday coming up and would like to try and "get into" electronics. Now seems like the ideal time to finally get enough components to get started. However I need advise choosing what to get. ...
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Building An E-Ink Wall

The Idea When I heard about Mirasol and Electrowetting the first time, I considered this techniques to be useful for building a wall-hung touch screen where you can show notes, calendarings, drawings ...
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Doubts related to the Arduino Ethernet with PoE

I implemeted a system by using the Arduino Uno and the Ethernet Shield without PoE. Now, I am thinking to use the Ethernet with PoE but I have following doubts, even if I read the Official ...
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How to find socket for keyboard connector?

I am looking for a socket which is able to receive the connector of the ThinkPad X41's keyboard. How do I identify the socket so that I can find it on the (German) market? Background: I want to build ...
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Cheap linear actuator recommendations? [closed]

I've been doing a lot of research into linear actuators, and have come up pretty much empty handed in finding any small sized (lifting force 10-30 newtons) linear actuators for a doable price (30-50 ...
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Buying quality electronic devices

As we know there are companies that make cheap and bad stuff and there are others which make good stuff i.e. tested and with warranty. Is there a certified way such as ISO stamps to check for the ...
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Sourcing slim 3.5mm stereo jack plugs [closed]

I'm not sure if this question is appropriate for the forum: I'd like to make up some male to male stereo leads with a 3.5mm jack at each end. The only assemble-yourself ones I can find are pretty fat. ...
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Where to buy an SR Latch [closed]

I am looking for a simple SR Latch. I'm new to electronics though and just doing a hobby project/teaching myself. Are SR Latches sold (I'm hoping to avoid building mine because I actually need at ...
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What is the best website to place orders for electronics components online in the USA? [closed]

I need to start ordering electronics components and I am trying to figure out who to use. I want to pick one website to use for all my needs, so they need to have a diverse selection of components, ...
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How Do You Decide Between Analog Chip Manufacturers?

I'm an electronics beginner and I find myself often needing to pick an IC for an analog application with no prior knowledge. In the domain of microcontrollers, it's very clear that I should use Atmel ...
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How to buy difficult-to-find electronic parts?

A RF receiver project I'm working on calls for a very specific SAW bandpass filter. I've checked all the usual sources here in the US (Jameco, Mouser, Digikey, Newark, etc) without success. What I'm ...
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Metcal but no temperature control?

I am looking to upgrade my iron for SMT components and recon it's probably worth skipping the middle ground and getting myself a Metcal (as almost everyone I have asked has mentioned that they are ...
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Do any distributors pack in bags of 10 or so?

I want to buy components from places like Farnell, Mouser, etc. But I then want to distribute them in kits, each kit would have maybe 10 of each component; the components are tiny 0603 types. The ...