A chip that sends a signal with more current or voltage, or over longer distances.

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LED Backlight driver output current

Our LCD has 10 series white LEDs for backlight with total Vf of 15V and current of 40ma. The backlight circuit is designed with SC4509. As per the datasheet its recommended output voltage is 20V and ...
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Analog/PWM Dimming signal for a LED driver (LIPO battery low-voltage cut-off)

I am using a 4S LIPO-battery and a commercial constant current LED driver to drive a LED setup. Data Sheet for the driver To avoid abusing the LIPO battery, I would like to build a low-battery ...
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Design considerations for internal PC parts

I'm designing a PWM fan controller. It will be interally mounted inside a PC and will take power from the normal 4 pin Mate-N-Lock ("molex") connector. The on-board MCU and LCD will draw power from ...
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MOSFET PWM switch jamming on - why?

The circuit presented here is sized to switch 100W at a minimum pulse width matching 250Hz. But actually it's currently only being asked to switch around 10-20W. The load is an array of LEDs. Q1 ...
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Comparison of the efficiency of DC motor current limiting / control methods?

I'm using the wheels and motors of an RC toy car as a simple robotics platform. The car has 2 motors, one drives the back wheels, the other steers the front wheels. The steering motor is stalled by ...
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Driver for triac

Can you explain this schematic: Especially part where are optotriac and triac. I can't understand why if turn on optotriac \ then main triac will be open. Because I made a real scheme and ...
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What does shutdown mean for the IR2184

I'm trying to understand & design a circuit using two IR2184 half bridge drivers and some n channel mosfets to create a full H-bridge to control a motor. Reading the datasheet for the IR2184 it ...
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What led driver IC options I have to build 2-cell driver for 3W LED?

I need very small and light 3W flashlight/headlamp for kind of specyfic purpose. I want to use two AAA Eneloop cells. In datasheet there is discharge curve at 1.6A, so I guess I can discharge them ...
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Reference Current for many LED drivers

I am developing a project in which I need to control many LEDs simultaneously. Therefore, I am using many TLC5940PWP LED Drivers (which are driven themselves by small microcontrollers connected by an ...
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Beaglebone Black PWM Driver for 12VDC 1.05A Motor | Drive from Positive Side

I have several 12VDC 1.05A pumps I am using in my hombrew system which I would like to drive via PWM on my BBB. Each one will have a hall effect flowmeter attached so that I can get flowrates, totals, ...
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adjustable current driver for high power LED

I am trying to driver 3 high power RGB LED "Edixeon RGB" I want the current to be able to vary from 0 to 350 mA I am using three classical linear circuit, one for each color, with a current sensor ...
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Controlling 90 LEDs using one WS2811

I wanted to build a circuit where i would be able to control 90 LED's using one WS2811 and have a total of 60 WS2811. In this circuit I hope to connect 30 LED's per channel, there is no need for me ...
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Output Pin of Burleigh PZ-150 Amplifier Driver Analog High-Voltage Power Supply Unit

I have found a Burleigh PZ-150F Analog Amplifier Driver. However I could not locate the manual. What connector cables are compatible with the output port of this amplifier? It seems there are two male ...
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Choosing a high-power LED Driver IC [closed]

I need an LED driver to power one (or more) high-power LED(s) for a torch. Design requirements: Efficiency is paramount, since the power source is either a battery or a supercapacitor. Must be able ...
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How does this motor drive circuit work?

The Drive terminals are connected to a PWM signal generated by an arduino micro controller. The purpose of this circuit is to isolate the arduino from the motors to avoid too much current being drawn. ...
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Help identifying a voltage regulator

I'm trying to build a portable screen so that I can watch movies around my apartment if I need to move away from my TV screen (think a WiiU gamepad or a tablet). I have many raw components and I think ...
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Can I get constant current at the output of a buck convertor (to drive a LED)?

I want to drive a LED with a buck converter circuit as shown in the schematic below. In order to keep the circuit simple, the system will run open-loop (i.e.; there won't be any voltage or current ...
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Additional current source for large LED-7-segment-display

I have two sets of LED-7-segs. Each with 4 Digits, all 4 inch tall. One set CC, the other CA. Combined they consume some smooth 1.68A / 1.4A according to the data sheets. That is manifold the ...
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How does a Line Driver actually works?

So I've searched for days for information about the 74HC244 line driver. As always, the Datasheet provides raw and not very good information about the actual component :) (I mean, it gives us the ...
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Sending Signals over a Coaxial Cable [closed]

Recently I've been trying to understand how multiple signals can travel along a coax cable. Indeed, I have already read "How are multiple signals propagated in a coaxial cable?", but it doesn't seem ...
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Stepper motor driver differences?

I have recently used a H bridge to control a small stepper motor obtained from a DVD drive and now want to look into controlling something larger, for example large Nema 23 steppers. From reading ...
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Usage of WS2821

I got a buck load of WS2821a, and I was wondering, can I use it for something else than driving LEDs? TechSpec: http://www.world-semi.com/uploads/soft/140305/1-140305102109.pdf Can it be used for: ...
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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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Driver needed if controlling other devices?

I want to control several other devices with my beaglebone black. Now I was thinking if I need a driver or something else to prevent my beaglebone from getting burned or similar damage. The output ...
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Stepper motor is heating up?

I am using stepper motor for my CNC machine. Its model number is EM284 STP-42D221-01 by Shinani Kenshi. I don't know any specs of this motor; neither voltage rating nor current rating. I don't even ...
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Two different outputs from same type of IC's

Hello Electrical engineering community. I am using motor drivers to get 5v to 12v and I am controlling each motor with each IC L293D. Each motor driver is controlling each motor and the outputs is ...
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How big of CC driver do I need?

I am making a grow light. I have 72 3-watt LEDs on an aluminum sheet. 10 blue 62 red. They are wired in series. How big or how many watts LED driver do I need to power the light? I have 100 watt CC ...
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What's wrong with this IR2110 pulse transformer driver?

I'm trying to drive two MOSFETs through a pulse transformer. I'm using the "Power Supply Cookbook – Second Edition" book from Marty Brown. According to the book the formula to calculate the number of ...
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Modifying LED driver

A friend of mine gave me an LED driver that drives 30-36V and 3 amp in the output. Is there any way I can modify that to get 20-22V and 4-4.4 A to power a new LED I got? I live in Argentina, and ...
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Drive Stepper Motor using parallel Port

im having a little difficulty to drive this kind of motors using parallel port..have googled loads tutorials but unfortunately couldnt found any color codes or types of motors i have..i cannot even ...
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Push-Pull driver for low side mosfet — is it a good idea?

I want to build an H-bridge to control a 36V dc motor (or possibly 48V but lets stick to 36V for now) The electronics that will control the H-Bridge (logic, etc) will run from a 12V ...
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Pulse Detection

I have the following simple LED driver. I over drive LED much beyond its current limits in terms of current. (50mA @ 25% duty cycle with an RMS current around 12mA). In this case the circuit ...
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Do these LED's have a constant current driver built in?

I bought these LED's of eBay and connected them all (5) in parallel with a 4.7Ohm series resistor each. This should have given me a total current draw of 1.7A. However, when I measured it, I was only ...
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Combining LC filters

I would like to add an EMI filter to a high power LED driver. The datasheet of the driver suggests an LC filter for the power line as shown below. However I would like to use more than one driver ...
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Controlling LEDs [duplicate]

I am needing to control about 75 Infrared LED's individually of each other (can turn each on and off) through the use of the program LABVIEW. Originally I was thinking of using multiplexers to ...
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Are LED drivers inter-switchable?

MR16 type LED bulbs need their halogen counterparts' driver replaced due to low power consumption and they require an "LED driver" that can deliver the necessary wattage. On the other hand, LED ...
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Can I control multiple stepper motor drivers from one controller?

I need to drive 6 stepper motors in open loop with 1/4 microstepping. The application requires all 6 motors to move by the same number of steps at the same time. There are no sensors of any kind on ...
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Electromagnet for string vibration

I recently read a lot about guitar sustainers, for those who don't know what are they - it is basically an electromagnet with an amplifier. It takes an input from pickup, amplifies it and then ...
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Running a low voltage stepper motor with a A4988 and 5V power suply

I got this little car I built using two of these motors and A4988 drivers. It was running with a 12V power supply, but I'm trying to get it on a battery and running for about 8 hours. thought I could ...
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Sourcing current with sink LED driver

I'm using an existing keypad with 8 LEDs that source power. I was hoping to use and LED driver of sorts, but all of the ones I find only refer to sinking power. Is it possible to use these drivers to ...
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How do you perform circuit calculations for the darlington pair

I need to know what formulas or set of calculations would be used to figure out the base resistor and load resistors when hooking up a darlington pair as my datasheet for the ds2003 does not provide a ...
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Beagleboard USB Packet sniffer

I had picked up a beagleboard a few weeks ago and had then looked into the USB sniffer project that had been created a while back. (https://gitorious.org/beagleboard-usbsniffer/) I understand that ...
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Beep patterns generator

I would like to generate the following beep patterns using a piezo buzzer: Single long beep Two short beeps Single short beep Is there any specific chip I can ...
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AC Linear Actuator Driver for Arduino

For experimental purposes I want to build a 1-axis Polar Tracker and use an Arduino as a PLC unit. As I know it's necessary to use an Opto-isolator to prevent high-voltage from affecting low-voltage ...
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Parasitic Capacitance and AC Coupling

I was reading on Capacitive Coupling a bit and become confused when reading the Parasistic section, specifically regarding two claims. If a high-gain amplifier's output capacitively couples to ...
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Calculating power draw for LEDs and driver (TLC5941)

I am designing a backlit keyboard with 61 white LEDs. These will be individually driven by a TI current limited PWM driver (TLC5941). LEDs: 61 x Osram LCW JNSH.PC (Datasheet) Drivers: 4 x Texas ...
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Simple high side driver for multiplexed 7-segment displays?

How can I best drive and switch high side power (for multiplexing) between the 7 displays with as few components as possible, for under $2. I am trying to simplify a design. I have a custom board ...
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LED driver circuit help needed

Please help me figure out which inductor to use from this datasheet. Sorry - it's in Chinese as this is an Asian sourced IC and not sold in the US. (Use google translate if necessary - but, the ...
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Can a few inexpensive components light a white led from 2 AAA alkaline batteries? [closed]

Please help with finding an energy-efficient LED driver circuit for 2 AAAs(all the way down to 2V), for example for this LED: ...
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Why is a resistor put before the gate of a transistor?

In most of the H-bridge driver circuits I've come across so far, there's a resistor in the path of the signal to the gate/base of the mosfets/BJTs, like in the images below why is it put there ? ...