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dsPic33f : How to interface ECAN with CAN High/Low Signal

I want to start communication between (dsPic33f) ECAN_Module & PCAN-USB ADAPTER I have downloaded a demo code AN1249 from microchip website. I am using Explorer-16 board for Testing. Now the ...
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How to determine the maximum current draw from an FPGA? [on hold]

I'm thinking of using an Enclustra Mars module which contains a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA. I'm not sure how to determine the power requirements for the SO-DIMM socket this device will plug into (when ...
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choosing a voltage regulator chip

I'm designing a schematic for a system that will utilize plug-in daughter boards. I'd like to provide the daughter boards with high quality 12V, 5V, 3.3V, and 1.2V, with up to 5A, available via pins ...
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Coil Gun Schematic [on hold]

I have a question. I have been looking at making a Coil gun lately and i had an idea for a simple one. Just need to know if it would work. Basically: Battery-->Switch-->Diode-->Transformer-->Coil For ...
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What's a potentiometer with four terminals in this schematic?

I'm reading the datasheet for a TDA2005 IC. In it, there's a application circuit schematic with two potentiometers that have a fourth terminal in it. See below: The components I'm talking about is ...
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2-bit multiplier in ABEL-HDL [closed]

I have a project for school in which I have to implement a 2-bit multiplier in two different ways, using ABEL-HDL (I use ispLEVER Classic 2_0). After I implement these 2 ways, I have to program a ...
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DIY Remote Control Circuit [closed]

I am trying to make a simple remote control arm and car, and I have all the parts for the arm and car but the problem is making the remote control part. I am new to Remote Controls and don't know what ...
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Example Multilayer .cpm file for Cadence 16.6

I'm trying to learn Cadence PCB Editor Allegro GXL and Design Entry HDL 16.6. I searced for sample multilayer schematic and board files which are in same .cpm project, but i couldn't find. If you ...
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Sub-circuit in Altium

I am working on Altium Designer and I would like to create a subcircuit from existing components. To be more clear, I want to be able to create a new part from a schematic I already draw. For a very ...
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Design of the two stage amplifier with p-type input

I have to design the two stage amplifier with p-type input (p-type diff pair), the schematic bellow: However, mostly tutorials discuss the same architecture but with n-type input. My main ...
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Altium bus connections with sheet hierarchy

I am using a bus to connect a repeating module to an MCU in Altium. I've tried numerous variations and can't find an example the same as this. I'm not sure which should have labels and which shouldn't ...
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How to use an ASY2400 Xenon Flash Unit

Background: I just picked up an ASY2400 Xenon Flasher unit from a local electronics store. I found this hookup diagram for it: I connected a potential difference of 12V to the board. +12V to pin J4 ...
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Can't find TC117HS and RX28 data sheets

I am trying to adapt an RC car to control it with an arduino. In order to do that I am trying to understand the PCB. In the car PCB, there are: one "RX28 TXM ZYX13AA" with 16 pins two "TC117HS ...
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Are the digital pins in this schematics shown wrong?

The output from the phase detector H11AA1 going to Dig Out and the Dig In goes to the input of optotriac in the following circuit: Image Source Shouldn't it be the other way around?
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Can you load Gerber files back into a PCB layout designer such as Eagle?

There's a PCB I may need to change a solder pad, but the schematic and layout are gone and were not added to source control. Is it possible to load the Gerber files back into a designer to change the ...
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UPS symbol for schematic

I'm using QElectroTech to draw a one-line diagram of an electrical installation that has some UPSs installed. The software has no UPS symbol for one-line diagrams. The one available is single phase ...
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ATSAM3X8E: Custom Arduino Due Design

I'm currentlry doing a redesign of the Arduino Due board to include some additional features I need. Browsing through the Datasheet of the ATMSAM3X8E atmel chip, I noticed that the 12Mhz Oszillator ...
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What do these dashed/dotted lines mean in this power cord schematic, and how should I ground this device?

--Edited at Sparky256's suggestion for better clarity-- Background Information I'm making a power cable for a piece of obscure, surplus military equipment (an AN/UGC-74B teletype, to be precise). I ...
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Component with multiple VCC and GND pins. Should I connect all of them? [duplicate]

I want to make a really small arduino using the Atmega 328p and I noticed that it has 3 GND pins and 2 VCC pins. I measured the pins and it seems that all GNDs are connected and all VCCs are ...
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How to Simulate 10w LED packages in Circuit Lab

I've been messing around buying random electrical components from China and I came across these 10w LEDs and, after seeing how bright just one was when supplied with 12v at 900mA, now I'm looking for ...
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What is the use of an op-amp whose output and inverting input are connected to ground?

I am in first year of Engineering school and I was given an assignment containing this circuit, which drives pressure sensors in a pitot tube : I am struggling to understand the whole circuit, and ...
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What is this symbol?

I am in first year of Engineering school and I was given an assignment which contains this circuit which drives pressure sensors in a pitot tube : For training, I am trying to reproduce it using ...
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Altium: Change Net Label Size and Font at once!

I have a complete schematic project in Altium Designer. I need to change Net labels text and font. Since I have a huge number of Net Labels, I am wondering if it possible select for instance 20 ...
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Measuring DC current with Hall Effect sensor over PIC on the same circuit

Before I begin with my question just so you know I'm not very familiar with electrical engineering so please forgive if I ask some dumb question :) What I want is to know if I can use Hall Effect ...
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Altium warning: Adding items to hidden net +3.3V

I am drawing a schematic project in PCB Designer and facing the following warnings when I compile the project: Adding items to hidden net +3.3V and Adding items to hidden net Ground When I double ...
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What kind of this electrical schematic? [closed]

I have to re-draw this schematic by Office Visio but don't know what kind of this schematic is, and how to find these components in Office Visio.
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Amplifier Schematic Question

I have acquired two Hitachi ss-81A (not my post, but same speaker model) and I want to build an amplifier for them. They are 8 ohm, 4 watt max speakers. From my research so far, it seems like the ...
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Help choosing component values for a relay delay circuit

I want to build a circuit that controls a relay with the following specifications: the relay should turn on and stay on for ~60 seconds after the button is pushed the relay should stay on as long as ...
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How to remove pin name from Eagle Device Page? [See Image]

How to remove those pin name from Eagle Device Page?
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Is my Bob Smith termination valid for Ethernet 100Mb/s?

This is my first ethernet circuit, and I am a noob in differential signal lines. That is why I want to learn with a "simple" circuit. I use the reference schematics from the LAN9512 usb to ethernet ...
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Schematic representation for net connected to specific component

I have a board with a +5V trace from a current sense resistor across a noisy +5V plane to an OpAmp, so I thought I'd shave that particular yak soon and create a few symbols for KiCad that actually ...
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GND in a DC circuit with circuit board

I wonder a question. Let's say I use a circuit board in a project (the left hand side on image below, not the Verabod), and I want to solder a circuit on it. For example, I want to use the circuit ...
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LCD interface and contrast adjustment scheme

I am referring below graphical LCD. But since it's datasheet is not thorough, I have few queries in interfacing. Interfacing: VDD,LEDA is 5V and VSS is Ground. How Vo,Vout connection is to ...
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Difference Between - (Minus Sign) and Chassis Ground in Schematics

I was working on building some projects from the book Electronic Projects for Musicians and I noticed that in most of the schematics there are two symbols for what seems to be ground. One is a - ...
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Altium Schematics: what does Locked function mean?

I am drawing a schematics in Altium Designer and faced this function when I double click on the components. I need to know when there is a component with different parts, ex: 4 parts. I have to assign ...
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Xbox one power adapter wiring - converting it to a 12 volt power supply

Thanks for having a look at my question. I know this may seem like an odd question but here is the history of it. I have a Solidoodle 4 3D printer, Its powered by a knock off xbox 360 brick adapter ...
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Possible error in schematic; unrealistic capacitor

I am trying to get the parts for this electromagnetic coilgun, and I have gotten almost all of the parts. I cannot seem to find the 1,000 uF 1.5KV capacitors (C3 and C4) for the voltage ladder, and ...
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Chess-Board schematic/pcb layout

Hey guys as described here I also want to make a chess board with some arduino support. Here I want to ask some questions regarding the schematic and the pcb layout I am planing to do. @Dmitry ...
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Altium error: Net contains multiple output sheet entries

I'm having a hard with this one and cannot figure out how to deal with it. As shown in the figure below, ADC[0..2] is going out from A2 and A3 and in to A1: In details: ADC 0 is the output of ...
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Altium Designer: How to handle these type of Nets?

I have such complicated Bus [0..4], which go out from Page 2 to Page 1, and then from Page 1 to Page 3 as shown in the figure below which is a Top Sheet: I receive the following error when I ...
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230 VAC signal with spark capacitor should work on a high-impedance sensor

Preface There are lot of a motion sensors which turns on L (phase) on its output. In my case I need to connect this output to my board to 'sense' the motion. To do this I put 1 MOhm resistor between ...
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Why do these triangle symbols mean?

In configuration B in the image below, what do the triangles mean?
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Altium deisgner: drawing 4x10k resistor

I am drawing a schematics in Altium Designer. Based on an old design, there is 4*10k resistor as shown in the figure below. It is actually one component (one Part No in the library) with 4 different ...
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Upper and lower dimmensions in schematics [duplicate]

What is the difference between upper and lower dimmensions in schematics? So far I have assumed that those are simply maximum and minimum values specified by the tolerance. Is my assumption correct? ...
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Meaning of “caps not pop with watch crystal” in a schematic

caps not pop with watch crystal You can find this sentence in ADuC 841 evaluation board schematic. Could someone explain what does it mean?
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Altium: Unconnected port “xxx” at 550,430

As a new in Altium and trying compile my PCB project. I got a warning which says: Unconnected port "xxx" at 550,430 It seems really strange since I see a normal port which is connected to a BUS at ...
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Minimum energy required for LED blink to be visible

I have a 5V schematic with 15n capacitor and I wondering if I will be able to blink an LED, powered from this capacitor. My calculations is that the capacitor will have about 0.2 uJ of energy. This I ...
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Altium error: Open emitter pin and power pin object!

I am new with Altium Designer. I receive the following error: (+12V contains Open emitter pin and power pin object!) Here is the error schematic part: The error is in Pin 4. Any TIPS?
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altium: where to find a generic logic gates ICs?

I'm looking to add a few generic logic gates to a schematic in Altium. Where can I find the components? I don't need to simulate the circuit and I don't need a PCB footprint - just the schematic ...
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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?