Datasheets are the primary documentation about components, describing their functionality and electrical properties.

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Datasheet for Panasonic MN6627971KB

I have been looking for a datasheet for this chip Has 4 printed rows of text as follows Panasonic MN6627971KB 515U5031 JAPAN 128 pin located in a car audio system. Could be a model specifically ...
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Choosing sampling rate according to the bandwith reponse in accelerometer datasheet

In an accelerometer's datasheet, the bandwidth response in the x and y axis is 350 Hz. There is another information related to the internal sampling rate (shown below). I don't know how these two ...
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Is a switches voltage and current rating a hard limit?

I have a need for a switch that can handle 28Vdc at about ~1A. The switches I would like to use have a rating of 24Vdc at 5A. I would think that the limit of switch is the power, so if we take a ...
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How does the CMRR of difference amplifier ICs change over time?

When designing precision analog circuits, I often come across parts which seem to be more than accurate enough for my purposes, but where the datasheet does not specify how key parameters will change ...
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Reading Diode Datasheet

I am learning about Diode and its use (Just get interested in electrical stuff after reading a DIY project), I have been reading information around and want to get more understand on diode especially ...
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working of a single acting solenoid contactor

I am working on a unfinished project where one of the 2 motorcontrollers is connected to a single acting solenoid contactor (SW200-29). I have been reading the datasheet a few times now and I don't ...
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TLC5940 - Interfacing With PIC18F - Is “Counter Overflow” A Problem?

When I wrote some driver code for the TLC5940 on the ATMega328P, I used two timers to drive the GSCLK signal and the BLANK signal. If I remember correctly, both timers were running off the same ...
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Difference between an inverter and a buffer with active low input

In logic diagrams found in datasheets (e.g. Texas Instruments 74HC316) I've often seen both inverters and buffers with active-low inputs ("negated buffers" or "inverting buffers" or whatever they are ...
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Understanding the Texas Instruments CD4075 datasheet table

I downloaded the CD4075 IC datasheet and I'm having trouble understanding the lines labelled "Output High (Source) Current" in the table below. The table shows current values relative to temperature ...
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Meaning of crossed wires in schematic

I am reading a datasheet of a motor and I keep seeing wires crossing each other and crossing them again. (see the picture below). Does anyone know what this means? EDIT: I also see this picture in ...
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Tactile pressure sensor and drift. Reading the datasheet

I am looking at the specs of tactile pressure sensor and I can't understand what this means: "Drift: <3.3% per logarithmic time scale" How should I understand this? Does this sensor drifts a lot ...
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Datasheet for Keyes IR Transmitter (KY-005) wanted

Can someone help me find the datasheet for the Keyes IR Transmitter (KY-005)? I know how the pins work, I just need to figure out its voltage drop and how much current should go through it. Thanks! ...
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What is Vcc-2 referring to in the Texas Instruments Tech Sheet for the SN74AS138?

Total noob here. The tech sheet can be found here: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/sn74as138.pdf In the VOH parameter for the SN74AS138 on page 5, it states that it's MIN is VCC-2. What does that ...
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Sony RMT-CE75A protocol

I am planning to use an old Sony remote I found around my house for a remote control project. It has the remote number RMT-CE75A and it says Radio Cassette. I am trying to figure out the protocol ...
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Can DRV8837 be used to drive two DC motors in all four ways?

Knowing that some motor drivers do not perform well under low input voltages, I have found that this works well; but how do I drive motors in the following four ways: ...
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How do I find the maximum surge current of a zener from the given thermal resistance curves?

I'm driving a MOSFET, and I want to protect its gate with a zener diode. Here is the MOSFET data: ...
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Which one of these transistors is equivalent to 2N918 NPN?

This is an FM radio receiver. Q1 is 2N918 NPN transistor but it is not available for me. Which one of the following transistors is more equivalent to Q1 ? BC547 TL431 s8550 s9014 2n5401 ...
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STM32F103 - TIM5 doesn't exist on medium density devices ? How do I tell what else is missing?

I've tried setting TIM5 as a timebase timer with an interrupt, when the compiler gave me the following error: 39: error: 'TIM5_IRQn' undeclared (first use in this function) Than I though I'll ...
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Driving 259mA stepper motor with a 2N4401

A while ago I asked a question about driving a stepper motor using a 2N5550 and was advised that it wasn't really capable/a good idea. I received a good answer but would like a bit more information ...
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unusual transistor markings “C8550”

I am repairing a "wall-wart" charger for a Black and Decker battery powered edger which uses a 12 volt/7 amp hour battery. It has ceased to deliver charge current to the battery but the half wave ...
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Panasonic Eneloop BK-3MCC (4th gen) - where I can find maximum discharge current?

Im looking for some official information source about maximum current for Panasonic Eneloop BK-3MCC rechargeable batteries. All I found is single page data sheet, there is just 1 table (nothing about ...
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What does 25°C mean on a transistor data sheet?

The background is, I'm trying to understand how well a typical transistor obeys the Ebers-Moll equation at constant (junction) temperature. See this snapshot taken from the Fairchild datasheet of the ...
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Pinout for EA-X40027AR

Can anyone show me a pinout for the Character LCD EA-X40027AR from EPSON? I've already found a datasheet but it has no pinout...
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Unusual Lemo PCB sockets (male PCB contacts, 2-pin 5B, etc)

I am trying to construct a comprehensive Kicad library of Lemo connectors. While working through the "normal" datasheet (unipole_multipole.pdf), I found several combinations appear to be missing. For ...
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What is bus hold LOW or HIGH current refer to in the data sheet?

What is bus hold LOW or HIGH current refer to in the data sheet? (Specifically looking at this data sheet for a translator buffer): http://www.nxp.com/documents/data_sheet/74LVC_LVCH2T45.pdf
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2N7002 Continuous drain current?

I'm currently looking for some MOSFET's to do some RGB LED lighting with using PWM. I found the 2N7002 in SOT-23 packaging (datasheet). According to the datasheet the MOSFET can handle a continuous ...
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Using PS2501A-1-A Optocoupler. Need help understanding datasheet

I'm experimenting with circuits to trigger my camera shutter and camera flash. My plan is to build a 2-stage trigger for high speed photography that triggers the camera a fraction of a second before ...
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Alien circuit component

I am modeling chip ‍MC14538 in PSPICE by building its internal circuit from the datasheet. I, however, can't figure out what ...
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Transistor letting 12Volts through collector->emmiter withouit being damaged

I have made a simple digital amplifier using 2N4401 Philips switching transistor. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I have tested this amplifier on 5 VDC and it ...
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Need help finding datasheet for Mitsubishi Electric AA11SB6C-ADFD TFT

Searching datasheet for Mitsubishi Electric AA11SB6C-ADFD LCD display. This LCD is discontinued product, no information on official site. Already tried sites like datasheetarchive, alldatasheet. Still ...
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Can't find Broadcom BCM4329 datasheet

I need to find information about my phone energy consumption and I can't find a proper datasheet about the BCM4329 chipset. Does someone have it? I'd like to create a power profile for PowerTutor in ...
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Which parameters in datasheet give information about a BJT's step response quality?

I did a test with randomly chosen 12 NPN BJTs. I applied a clock pulse to each of them and observed their collector voltages. Some of them showed very low rise time, while some responded terribly ...
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Interpreting Data Sheets (“Typical Applications”)

I've recently been researching various transceivers, but I run into trouble as soon as I get to the "typical applications" section of the data sheet. With the Si4464 for instance, the example ...
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Regarding miniature solar panels

I am a bit confused. I want to buy a miniature solar panel like this. The problem is that all the miniature solar panels online in their specifications they give the peak voltage and peak current. ...
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Current consumption estimate for frequency dependent specification

I am carefully calculating current consumption for current budget limited device. Certain switching devices such as integrated opto-isolator gives current consumption specification in a form of X ...
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Datasheet of an unknown IC

When reading the Platinum Resistance Thermometer Manual, I was faced with this unknown IC (see pp. 38 from the manual): I searched the web with the following keywords: ...
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How do I use the measurements from the datasheet to create a footprint?

I'm trying to make a footprint for a MPU-6050 6-axis gyroscope and accelerometer. I've added the first 12 pins (out of 24), but now I don't know how to proceed. I've added pin 1-6 and 13-18 but I ...
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Need help finding datasheet or pinout for Toshiba TCD2907DG

I really want to play with Toshiba TCD2907DG - this is color linear CCD sensor. I've found a number of datasheets for other TCD*, but not this one. I would really appreciate any reference to ...
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Am I interpreting this relay pin diagram correctly?

I'm using a relay for the first time and am unsure if I'm interpreting the pin diagram given in the datasheet correctly: I know a SPDT relay should have five pins: ...
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Avalanche Photodiode Current Gain

I'm designing a readout circuit for an APD manifactured by Hamamatsu Photonics (datasheet). However, I've found myself lacking some information about exactly how would the device behave in my ...
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Finding required maximum current rating for a diode which will run in PWM mode

Consider a diode rectifier which will transfer a PWM signal. The duty cycle rate of this PWM signal is \$D\$ (\$0 \le D \le 1\$). The diode on state current is \$I_{ON}\$, and no current will be drawn ...
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Extra pins on HD44780 lcd

I am looking at ordering this lcd https://www.sparkfun.com/products/255, however when looking at the picture it seems that there are some extra pins on the right side not described in the hd4470 ...
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What is the ALS and BLS pin for on the ISL83204A full-bridge driver chip?

The datasheet for the ISL83204A full-bridge driver chip documents "low sense" pins that connect to the source of the bottom N-channel MOSFETs. As those are typically connected to ground, what is the ...
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How these circuit diagrams in the datasheet was made? [closed]

I've seen so many IC datasheets, and so appreciate the elegant reference circuit diagrams they've made. I'm not meaning the 'function' of the circuit, but the 'beautiful' schematics itself, such as ...
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How to use MOSFET thermal data for simulating in software

I have a MOSFET (irfb7434pbf) acting as load switch in a circuit. The usual operation is well within the SOA region, but, on situations where the load would short circuit, the MOSFET is set to limit ...
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Help me understand this shift register timing diagram

My basic understanding of using a shift register to convert serial to parallel data is this: On every clock pulse, the state of the serial data pin is read As data is read, it gets shifted in to the ...
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Finding/figuring out pin configuration on undocumented components

I recently purchased an assorted set of LCD/LED displays, and inside there were a set of components which I cannot find a datasheet for upon googling the component number. For instance in the ...
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How to interpret this data sheet?

I'm really confused understanding the following device manual:https://www.endevco.com/product/prodpdf/136.pdf I don't understand most of what they write. Any one has some idea about these terminology? ...
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How to read Scaled Graphs?

Please ignore the graphed lines, those are irrelevant to the question, it's the graph itself that's relevant. I see this type of graph used all the time, between ...
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how to calculate Ic as the current through the collector and function of the transistor

I am going through this tutorial, they state that "Ic is the current through the collector and function of the transistor" however I haven't really been able to look at the data sheet and figure out ...