An interface defines clear boundaries and communication/interconnection between systems.

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level shifting high speed signals

I have a host of differential signals from a board thats 3.3V. Now, I need to interface it to a board that can accept 2.5V. Now, is it possible to use a standard level shifter like this ? Is there ...
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MULTICOMP MCAK304NBWB KEYPAD: What are the pins 8 and 9 connected to?

According to the datasheet, the 7 pins are from the 4 rows and 3 columns. What are the other 2 pins connected to ? The image shows 9 pin outs.
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Logic family for 3.3 V microcontroller interface

I need to generate a bunch of chip selects for a SPI bus that I want to use on a project. I will use a 36 position (similar to PCIExpress = cheap) card edge connector and etc. The bus is simple : <...
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How can I learn interfacing Microcontrollers? [closed]

My study field was computer and I'm newbie in electronics. so sorry if my question is very simple or low level! I want to build a Microcontroller based board(I think it called MCU board?) and when I ...
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Connector with pcb

I would like to have a SMT USB C connector with many pins attached to a PCB I am about to design. Since they are quite tricky to solder I was thinking to buy one with a small PCB already attached, ...
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Interfacing to a Microprocessor Bus without an 8255

There are 32 doors in a building each having a sensor attached with it. Each door outputs a signal 1 if it is open and O if closed. I want to design a pc based system to display the condition of each ...
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Interfacing a TM4C123 with a Basys3?

I'm trying to build a shell-based real-time OS on a TM4C123 LAUNCHPAD. I already have the kernel and file system done, and I was hoping to add interactivity to this implementation. I was hoping to ...
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Interfacing microcontroller with external circuit - detect LED and simulate and detect button press

This is my first question on here. I am good at programming but am a little stuck when it comes to electronics and connecting two circuits together. I would like to interface a spa controller with 3 ...
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How to connect multiple micro-controllers' USB ports on the same PCB?

I'm designing a PCB with 3 Atmel ATmega16U4-AU micro-controllers on it. I will be programming them through SPI. Therefore, I will not be using D+ and D- ports on the USB interface. Then how do I ...
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How do I specify a microcontroller as RAM? [closed]

Recently I've been thinking of creating a basic game console using either SPI or Parallel interfaces (I would also like to know which would be the best and easiest for this situation). Using an ATMEGA-...
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Could an FPGA be connected via DMI to a processor, if so how would this be done? [closed]

Can an FPGA be connected to a processor via Direct Media Interface (DMI), without a dedicated Platform Controller Hub (PCH)? The FPGA would serve as the south bridge/ PCH. Along the lines of ...
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interface two wire pH sensor with arduino

I have purchased this pH/EC sensor from https://www.cooking-hacks.com/ph-sensor however it does not have a BNC connector and just two wires, black and read. How could i interface this to an Arduino? ...
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PCB mount socket for 1mm diameter pin

I have a module that I want to be able to plug into a custom PCB (i.e. not solder directly). The pins of the module are 1mm diameter and would be inserted perpendicular to the custom PCB. What sort of ...
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Microcontroller Interface with Modbus Serial [closed]

I'm a beginner and I'm trying to acquire data from a microcontroller with Modbus serial protocol in order to create an interface with LabVIEW. I'm using a Prolific Technology USB-RS232 converter and ...
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SD Card Reader with LPC43xx

I am trying to implement an sd card reader on lpc43xx devices. For this I can make use of the LPCopen examples that use the ROM based drivers. However for some reason the ROM based driver example ...
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Generic question about interfacing a microcontroller with a device: when is the current limit a problem?

I have an Arduino Board, to be precise many models, but let say I want to interface a ATmega328p with another integrated circuit (all is running at 3.3 V). In this case I want to connect Arduino with ...
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Guitar to Hammond tone wheel control interface

I'm new to electronics, but have been working on tube amps for a long time. I'm attempting to make a controll interface that allows me to control a Hammond tone wheel organ from guitar.Tonewheels are ...
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How to interface a SPDT switch with Mac OS X

Before I get started, I am a software developer and I have extremely limited knowledge of circuitry, so please be gentle. In it's most basic form, I guess my question is, how can I wire up a SPDT ...
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PSEN Pin when interfacing external memory in Harvard Architecture 8051

I am a computer engineering student, we have exam soon and I am completely new to this stuff . I have thoroughly searched the Internet but couldn't find any document on how to interface external ...
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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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Protocol used by tankless water heater remote control

I'm using an EcoSmart ECO 11 electric tankless water heater in a hydronic system. This heater has a "Remote Control" port on the side. The port is an RJ-11 jack with 4 wires. I want to interface ...
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How to interface with the Apple Watch for the purpose of accessing its internal memory? [closed]

Unlike other apple products which can be directly connected to a PC via USB, the Apple Watch is completely wireless from the point it exits the factory, as far as I am aware. Aside from a 6-pin ...
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TFT LCD interface

I am little confused in basic understanding of LCD interface. Many times datasheet suggest 8/16 bits MPU interfacing. Here, for interface we assign GPIO's of microcontroller to respective data pins ...
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Which instrument for arbitrary signal commutation (matrix)

I would like to test a bunch of sensors. Each sensor has a DB15 connector with mixed digital and analog signals (bw ~5MHz, Z ~120R). I am looking for an instrument where I can control which couple ...
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memory interfacing with banks [closed]

In the concept of memory interfacing (cpu<=>memory), it is desirable to have two banks for odd and even addresses. The reason goes back to the history when manufacturers increased data bus width ...
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Combining speaker outputs to one secondary amplifier

I have a tricky question, I hope you are able to help. I have had a search through this site and others and found part solutions to my questions. The issue: I have a Denon 5.1 av receiver and have ...
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Sensor has interrupt pins. What can I connect them to?

I have a BMI055 gyroscope and accelerometer. on the sheet there is a section dedicated to the 4 interrupt pins (16,1,12,13 respective to 1,2,3, and 4). This section starts on page 30. and it seems ...
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Interface for Induction Motor

I'm trying to make a board for controlling a reversible single phase induction motor. The board simply needs to be able to turn on/off the motor and control the direction. My understanding is that ...
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Best Practice for driving a valve

For driving a valve based on the datasheet we should limit the max current that flow into the solenoid. If we have an AC valve we should take the inrush current at the start-up into account and ...
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LVCMOS33 to LVCMOS25 using a diode and pull up resistor

I am trying to interface LVCMOS33 to LVCMOS25 without using a supply voltage of 2.5V. I was thinking of using a schottky diode and a pull up resistor. I am trying to do this to two signals; ...
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Interfacing with a S6B0741

I am using a LPC4300 board to interface with a graphical LCD, a S6B0741. I have been trying to get it initialized, but I am not sure if I am sending the commands the correct way. The code I have ...
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Interfacing an inductive proximity sensor with a Microcontroller using a sort of PNP-NPN transistors combination

I'm trying to repair an old circuit based on the Micro-controller S87C751 interfaced with an inductive proximity sensor similar to one already posted here The sensor is powered +24V. I followed ...
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How do I connect this microphone to an ADC?

I have this component http://docs-europe.electrocomponents.com/webdocs/0f2a/0900766b80f2a57c.pdf. It is not clear to me what type of circuit I need to use to amplify the signal from this microphone ...
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interfaciing with a 5mp csi camera

I'm trying to interface an intel edison board with a 5mp mipi camera (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13249) The camera uses an OV5640 imaging sensor, and is used with a pcduino v3. It interfaces ...
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Reading a 32bit IC counter on from a computer

I am working on a design to count the mechanical cycles of a piece of equipment. It has to be a 32 bit counter and be robust. I have a working prototype using a sn74lv8154 IC, configured as 32bit. ...
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How do I learn to design a 50Ω coaxial interconnection/interface? [closed]

I've designed an electronic load for testing power supplies (circuit and photo in this post: Designing a *linear* MOSFET driver stage). The load can be controlled (programmed) using an arbitrary ...
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Embedded C programming to interface ultrasonic sensor to 89s51 microcontroller

I am trying to interface an ultrasonic sensor HC-SR04 to a 51 family microcontroller like 89s51. After learning about how ultrasonic sensor works I wrote a program as per my knowledge about ultrasonic ...
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Using the right pins for keypad

I am using msp430g2553 microcontroller and a 4x4 HC543 keypad. I am using Energia IDE. I have connected the keypad from pin 2 through 9. My code is as follows: ...
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How to design GUI for my embedded design [closed]

I have designed my embedded software and it is working fine. I was thinking about making good GUI so that it is easy for others to interface with my software.
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Touch sense controller interface

I am trying to implement a system where I have to use Touch Sense Controller(TSC) with LPC2138 controller, through SPI interface. As per my consideration, MOSI line of LPC2138 --> Din of TSC MISO ...
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Interfacing switch and LED

I am trying to write a program in which I am interfacing a switch and a LED. I want a program so that when I press the switch the LED turns on and when I press again that led turns off. Right now I ...
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How can I drive this laptop screen?

How can I drive this screen? It's a 1920x1200 display from an old Dell Inspiron 6000 which is now dead, but the screen is great and I want to use it in a project. Is that a standard (either physical ...
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How to communicate with Keithley devices on linux (without NI VISA)?

Keithley devices let you read/write commands/data over GPIB (examples). LabView has dedicated blocks (VIs) for this purpose, and other wrappers such as PyVISA use the commercial VISA drivers by NI. ...
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Interfacing ADC with MCU using SCI

I am trying to interface a Texas Instruments (TI) 16-bit ADC to a TI Piccolo microcontroller (MCU) via a serial communication interface (SCI). The ADC block diagram shows 3 connections for this; a ...
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How does this Audio ADC know which rate to sample the audio at

The part under question is PCM1808. This device needs an external system clock on the SCKI pin. From the master device it shall need LRCK, BCK & DOUT. The LRCK chooses the left/right channels. BCK ...
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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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Interfacing with a graphic lcd

I am ordering a graphic lcd NHD‐12864AZ‐FL‐YBW and most of the interface code seems pretty simple. On the datasheet it has the following list of commands I don't understand what is put in the write ...
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Acs712 current sensor ic interfacing with ade7858(energy metering ic)

I am trying to interface Acs712 current sensor IC with an energy metering Ic(Ade7858),there are two problems am currently facing. 1) The energy metering Ic takes in bipolar input (± 0.5 V) which is ...
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LCD 16 x 2 1602A Interfacing

I have bought a 16 x 2 LCD which I want to interface to a ATMEGA 324 microcontroller. The problem is that the vendor didn't give me a good enough datasheet. It does not contain any information ...
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SDXC Card Reader with LPC1822

in my application I have an SD Card reader using the NXP LPC1822 microcontroller. It works very good with all SD- and SDHC-Cards I've tested so far. Only thing that does not work is SDXC. I already ...