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

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Single-Chip Ethernet (MAC-PHY) via UART solution [on hold]

I am searching for a low cost solution to equip an ARM based processor with an additional ethernet interface (MAC + PHY) over a UART connection. In theory this should be possible to access over PPP ...
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More traffic decreases the signal strength [closed]

Why the higher/more traffic that travels through the Access point, will decrease the signal strength of the access point? is there any invers relationships between them ? what is the theory ?
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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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Can i use the lg g4 camera outside of the smartphone enviroment? [closed]

I was wondering about 2 things: First of all i wanted to know if you can even use the camera if things like the gyroscope that are placed on the phones mainboard are missing. Furthermore i would like ...
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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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trouble accessing data in MSB of sram with PSoC

I'm using an external sram (512kbx16b), with 16 bit data and 18 bit address, and I cannot read/write to the external sram when I'm accessing anything using the msb (addr bits 16 and 17). accessing ...
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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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Emulating laptop internal keyboard interface [migrated]

[topic background] I have several older laptops (MFG 2000-2003) that have a missing keyboard. I`d like to test them if they are in working condition. All of them are in CMOS mismatch state (need to ...
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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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Naming conventions for interfaces

I am trying to find some guidelines/best practices/conventions in naming electrical interfaces. For example I have component doing mathematical operation + on two operands and return result. And I ...
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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 Constant Current to a Microcontroller

With reference to the circuit below, How can I control the SET from a Microcontroller? It really needs a variable resistor attached. I've looked at digital POT's although it would need to be ...
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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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3.2" TFT interface with LPC2138

I am using 3.2" TFT LCD using 16 bit parallel interface. But, due to unavailability of I/O pins I am multiplexing it using 3 state buffer and using only 8 pins to drive LCD's 16 data pins ( U2 and U5 ...
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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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Does Core Debugging Interface reveal state of Context Registers?

I need to know whether the Context Register states of the CPU are relayed to a hardware component called the Core Debugging Interface, and if so, where I can find any useful information on this ...
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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 ...
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How to interface mbed with labview?

How do I interface mbed with labview? Do i first write the code with c then compile using keil and then put that same code on lab view or can I just use lab view directly? I'm working on a sensor that ...
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Input port 8051

I have a microcontroller kit and I am using a 8051 microcontroller. The IC is P8951RD2. My questions are: All of the pins of all the ports are pulled up by resistors. Port 0 I can understand that ...
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Serial LVDS camera interface

I am interested in using the greyscale version (VM-010-BW-LVDS) of this camera module: VM-010: phyCAM-S camera module, WVGA monochrome I want to use the camera with external trigger (in snapshot ...