Computer hardware is the collection of physical elements that constitute a computer system

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Is there an open source wlan router supporting dd-wrt [closed]

My router is not working anymore and I'have two options either to buy a new one, which is not very fancy or use my PCB designing skill and to make one by myself. Is there an open source wlan router ...
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Exactly how much programming will I be doing if I work as a hardware design engineer? [closed]

I have a question for current hardware design engineers or others, closely related to that field. Say I want to be a computer hardware engineer for the automotive industry. I very much like working ...
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Is there a tiny camera for macro images (endoscope)? [closed]

I would like to take pictures of teeth and I wondered if it is possible / how expensive it was to build an endoscope. I have seen a couple of imaging modules (e.g. IMX219PQ), but the sensor itself ...
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Electronics board debugging [closed]

I have an electrical board with 2 input voltages; one of them is 5V and another is 12V. I set 12V adapter to 5V absolutely in a wrong way. So I've found myself in a big problem. Hope you guys help ...
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Polling vs Interrupt: which one is first in a bare-bone piece of hardware?

First of all, I must say that I have a computer science background, and I don't have much knowledge about hardware. I would like to ask this question because in software, what I often see is a loop, e....
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Is depth and number of stages the same measure for a CPU pipeline?

Is it true that the depth of a CPU pipeline and the number of stages of a computer pipeline are different measures? There is not much info about it if I google or look in my books. I think that depth ...
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What type of screw driver do I need for this type of small socket 5 sided star screw? [closed]

I'm trying to open up an electronic device with the following 5 sided star screw nut. I need a precision 5 sided socket screw driver and I cant seem to find the correct one. How would one find the ...
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Dividing a clock in Verilog - is it OK?

Dividing a clock down in Verilog is a basic exercise, and there are loads of answers online about how to do it. What I want to know is whether it is OK to use a clock that has been divided down using ...
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Copying/imitating wireless garage opener radio signal

I aim to be able to copy my garage door opener onto another device, but for that to be doable I first have to be able to recreate the radio signal that is sent from the garage opener. Is there any ...
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Is this ADC's data output correct ? (LTC1273BCN) [closed]

Why is the period when the waveform should be 1 going between a 5V and VREF(2.4)? I have set the ADC as specified in the 'typical application' datasheet(see below). The two traces represent data ...
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What does “Piggy” mean in this Schematic?

What does the word "Piggy" mean in this schematic diagram? I found some sections of a schematic where a part is denoted as "Piggy". What does it mean?
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What is the term for a photo sensor that takes low-resolution, black-and white, closeup images?

For work I used to have to read and log 7-segment LCD numbers off this tiny (3cm x 1cm) screen tens of times per day. Now I have a webcam setup that reads it for me and does some OCR to automatically ...
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High accuracy wireless triangulation in a small space?

the question pretty much states the basic idea, but here is my use-case; tabletop war-gaming. Optimally I would like to be able to tag each of my “play pieces” with some sort of tag, place a few ...
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Attempting to connect a simple memory chip to a computer

not too long ago a friend jokingly bought me this simple toy which basically consists of a "push-me button" that creates a laughter sound when pushed. How the hardware looks I pulled the speaker out ...
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Comparator power dissipation

I want to calculate the LM339 comparator power efficiency, so I thought the best way is to calculate the output RMS power and the Power dissipation and the quiescent(DC) power then will get the input ...
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Microsemi IGLOO2 FPGA design resources [closed]

I want to start working on IGLOO2 FPGA, and I'm new to FPGAs. I searched throughout the internet for tutorials and training courses for Microsemi devices. It has a bad support and resources compared ...
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How to implement autocorrelation (matched filter) in hardware?

I have an understanding of how to implement autocorrelation via the means of software, but after an extensive search on the internet I could not find how to implement it with hardware/electronics. In ...
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Weird behavior when simulating decoder using modelsim

In my introductory Digital System design course. We were asked to simulate a 4 to 16 decoder using VHDL and modelSim.Everything compiled correctly. However, when I try to test bench my program, I get ...
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Is Embedded software a good way to do embedded hardware? [closed]

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using an embedded software to do embedded hardware?
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Need wireless communication technology options when long range is necessary [closed]

I need to find a way for my cell phone app to "ping" a device (that doesn't have a service plan, etc.) and make it vibrate when pinged. Range needs to be at least 1km reliably. Also the device needs ...
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Digit Recurrence vs Newton Raphson in hardware

in a lot of books and papers i've seen a lot of comparison between the algorithm mentioned in the title of this question. As far as i understood the digit recurrence is slow but usually requires less ...
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How many addresses are required for this system?

If a system has RAM containing 16K bytes with each of them needing their own distinct address and on top of that it has 16 peripherals and they each require 2^4 distinct addresses, then how many total ...
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Ways to communicate GPS coordinates to a central server wirelessly from a wearable device

I am currently looking at designing a wearable device for a client, which can communicate GPS coordinates back to some sort of central server (to then be sent out to other communicating devices such ...
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How some bits are turned on while others remain off

How does the computer turns physically different bits on and off? I mean that the electricity flows to the transistors in order to turn them on or off but there are many transistors so what part in ...
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LCD screen is blinking when connected to batteries [closed]

I built a ~5V battery using: series of 3 x 3.7V batteries put in parallel 3 x 1.2V ...
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XMC module in electronics industry

What does XMC module stand for in hardware engineering? I have seen industry mention this but does it have a fullform?
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Proper Method of Powering Nokia 5110

I am considering getting some Nokia 5110's for use with my Arduino Nano board but I am in a pickle because I can't tell the correct way to wire it. Some people say to power it with 3.3V and only 3....
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Unable to understand Verilog syntax

I found an example Verilog code as following: module test #(parameter p=1) (); localparam [1:0] lp = ~(p)'(1'b0); endmodule I'm unable to undestand the ...
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Are neuromorphic computers considered digital computers?

This might be a pretty simple question, but I am wondering if neuromorphic computers using non Von Neumann architectures such as the IBM TrueNorth chip are still considered digital computers. I have ...
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Single wire two-way serial communication - hardware configuration

I have several servos that can give feedback data that I want to read. The servos use special protocol so I need to use Rx/Tx pin on my Arduino Mega to communicate with them. The problem is that a ...
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8-bit per cell memory?

I'm a software development student, who want to improve its hardware knowledge. I'm reading Structured Computer Organization by Tanenbaum. In the chapter 2, the author says the following: "[...] ...
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How to start with replacing a hardware with FPGA/microcontroller? [closed]

I'm currently stuck with how to start with a project I took on. The project is that I emulate the results given by a program when connected to a hardware using the same program and a FPGA/...
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Camera on cellphones

Why resolutions when we recording video or taking a picture with our cellphone camera are different? Video recording resolution is always so smaller compared to our photo resolution. Is it hardware ...
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Best Hardware for Accurate Point Tracking System

Here is what I am trying to accomplish: In the middle of a room, I have a mechanism with a laser diode mounted on it that can be moved in all axis by a motorized pan/tilt head type device. This ...
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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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Where can I find correct documentation of old floppy drive formats?

I have an old drum machine with an ancient proprietary 3.5" SONY floppy disk drive with no information on the device itself that I have seen. The performance is spotty and it's very picky about disks. ...
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Computer peripherals to immediately (<5ms) detect digital input state change in C# programs

The C# application I'm working on needs to be able to be able to call a function within 5 milliseconds of a digital input signal's state change (0V = off, 5V = on). Rather than using software to ...
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Sound Box - Custom Message

I am trying to put a custom message on a "sound box" in a stuffed animal. I asked this at the Reverse Engineering SE and they pointed me here. Here is a picture of the circuit board: The blue wires ...
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What knowledge and equipment do I need to build this device?

OK I am a Software Engineer dealing with both low level and C/C++/Java code with a Masters in Software Engineering but no knowledge of Electronic Engineering whatsoever. I wish to build a device that ...
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Is hardware handshaking not available when using a USB to RS232 adapter?

As far as I understood there is two type of hand shaking. Hardware and software. For hardware handshaking other pins of RS232 connectors used. Does that mean of we us a USB converter we cannot ...
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What are the 'knuckles' on through-hole LEDs and photodiodes for?

I am using an IR LED and a photo diode, and I have designed the PCB according to the specifications that I found on the datasheet - i.e. hole sizes for the pins being 0.6 mm. However, on these ...
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Finding number of don't care conditions

I'm new to these forums and have very little background in electrical engineering. I'm trying to figure out the number of "don't care conditions" based on an input of two numbers, each 0-9, for ...
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Aircom air connectors, what are they called?

Does anyone know what type of connector this is?
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How to test if my program for SPI communication is working correctly?

I have developed a simple code for learning about SPI in Arduino Due. The code is compiling properly and now I would like to learn the next step on how to test the code with the board and get the ...
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Identifying a component on the circuit board of a mobile phone

I need to identify this component which I found on a circuit board inside a mobile phone.
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Hardware reference design for a phone [closed]

I want to make a simple box with one button. Pressing the button will send a SMS Text message to a preprogrammed phone number. I have not designed a phone hardware before so looking for some simple ...
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how to convert 1.5v 150ma to 5v 2 amp?

i want to convert 1.5 v 150 mamp to 5 v 2 amp. Is this possible ? if possible how to make circuit of this ? thanks.
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Is it worth it to go full stack as an embedded engineer? [closed]

In big companies, they tend to separate embedded engineers by disciplines such as firmware, hardware, interface software, and PCB layout. Still, I think it's more fun to work 'full stack' and build ...