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The usage of chip topography and diagram(schematic)?

Are you an EE? Do you use TI Op-Amps? then you should know the answer of this question. probably that could be interesting for us. If you take a look at the datasheet of TI(or a few other companies) ...
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Optimize PNP/Diode Schematic

I am trying to design a circuit which has four switches, numbered 1-4 as in the diagram. The circuit should function such that closing switch n turns on light ...
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What does it mean when components in schematics do not connect?

I'm fairly new to the whole Arduino world, and I'm just really curious about this schematic that I came across... I can read the basics of a schematic, but this one has me puzzled. What are the ...
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How should I connect / design this tactile push button on PCB & schematic?

I have need for a tactile push button that I am using to cause an interrupt on a microcontroller. I have found my desired switch (linked above) but I am having trouble deciding the best way to design ...
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Drawing Schematics for different boards

I am an entry level electronics engineer. I have been assigned a task to start off with drawing schematics for the connection of these boards: Picozed Zynq module + SBC + Gimbal + Power Supply using ...
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New guy on the block…first project

So I am building boom box out of an ammo can. I want the ability to be able to use external power or battery power, with the option of using a switch to go from one or the other. When on external ...
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How can I reset all part names in Eagle PCB?

I've built a large PCB, which merges about 17 schematics. There are about 1000 components on the board. What I need to do now is rename all of the resistors and capacitors. Currently the parts are ...
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Unable to identify the symbol in schematic

In my job I came across reading a customer schematic. I am facing trouble in identifying the marked part of the schematic, which is connected at the pins of uUSB ...
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Finding the schematic of a black box with unknown impedances

I'm struggling with trying to understand a piece of homework in Electrical Engineering that I'm really trying to solve on my own but now I'm basically stuck. The assignment is to find the schematic ...
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Help understanding circuit in Forrest Mims' Getting Started in Electronics

I've worked through Forrest Mims' Getting Started in Electronics, but cannot figure out why the below circuit (on page 92 in the fourth edition) claims that LED1 and LED2 alternate in being lit ...
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What is the IEC 60617 schematic symbol for jumper and test point?

What is the IEC 60617 schematic symbol for jumper and test point? I have tried to find it in the official standards but it seems not to be defined explicitly.
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Identify this 2xNPN AC-coupled preamplifier circuit

My workmate has this nifty little EMI-detecting wand he built back in 2000. It senses EMI fields using an approx. 200 turn air-core coil, and converts them to audio signal. He uses it to detect e.g. ...
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Inductors with no value on schematic

I'm reviewing a schematic so that I can replicate it and I've come across several labeled inductors with no values. From my Googling, It seems that these may actually be ferrite beads. My question is, ...
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Bench power supply “Issues that rouse during build”

I'm building a power supply, based on this instructable and this one I am using 24volts DC power supply, 7+ amps circuit is based on LM338 / 7805 / 7812 Circuit is working although few things ...
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Schematic design critique

I designed a schematic for my project and I'd be thankful if you could give me any feedback on it. I'm specially looking for anything wrong or inefficient with my circuit. The purpose of this ...
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Power on reset circuit for microcontrollers

In this schematic, there is a reset circuit with two pushbuttons: The button marked "warm reset" sends an active low signal to one microcontroller, while the button marked "cold reset" sends a ...
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Orcad DRC Error

I am new to Orcad Cadence 16.5 Schematics. i drawn a schematics and while running DRC, the following error repeatedly occurs for all Components. Please help me to eradicate the below errors: ...
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Learning Schematics

I'm trying to learn to read apple schematics and I have a few question regarding components and lines. I have circled areas of the image below and numbered them according to the question I'll ask. In ...
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Unshown compile error in Altium Designer 13.1

I have a schematic sheet in Altium Designer 13.1 and I made an unconnected label on purpose. (In the red rectangle) My problem is: when I compile this sheet, there is no error shown in the ...
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Schematic shows some resistor values as DNE

What does it mean on a schematic when some resistor values are listed as DNE?
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LM2907 schematic critique

I have been working with the LM2907 as I have been designing a few circuits around it. This has lead to me wanting to understand more of its inner workings and build up a breadboard model of the ...
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What does this symbol represent?

I am trying to understand the internal circuit schematic of the LM565 phase locked loop IC, on page 6 of this datasheet: PDF Datasheet for LM565 from TI website In the upper middle, there is a ...
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What's these symbols style name/source?

I've found a lot of schematic diagrams that use this style of symbols, specially in the Wikipedia. I think these symbols are pretty clear and stylish. I would love to use them for the schematics I ...
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Why does this seem like a strange way of connecting a bridge circuit to the ADC?

I was planning to hook up a quarter bridge circuit to the AD7730LBR Analogue to Digital Converter that I bought. I was having a look at a "Load_Cell_Schematic" provided by this webpage (the download ...
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Updating Schematic Component/Footprint in Altium Designer 15.0

I am building a library for Altium Designer version 15.0 and have a schematic component as well as a PCB footprint. The footprint is linked to the schematic through the dialog opened when I ...
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PCB software and companies that make [closed]

I am looking for a free software tool to make PCB for my circuit and submit it to a company to make it. My circuit components include surface mount devices and antennas. Any suggestions.
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How should I design a schematic component for a component library?

This is my first time making schematic components, of which I will then be making the footprints for PCB designs. I'm using KiCad. I don't know the best "layout" for the components I'm making. For ...
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How to modify this schematic for more amps? [closed]

How can this schematic be altered for more amps and to match my transformer? The transformer I am using outputs 21-0-21 volts ,4amps.
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How to read Slide Switch schematics?

I can't understand the schematics of the 20pin slide switch SS44D04. The schematics are in this pdf: http://www.lightcountry.com/download/slide/Slide%20Switch%20SS%20Series-11.pdf It is the first ...
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STM32F411 Nucleo board - what the ferrite bead is used for?

I'm trying to design my own pcb for the stm32f411 and when i saw the datasheet of the stm32f411 ( http://www.st.com/st-web-ui/static/active/en/resource/technical/document/datasheet/DM00115249.pdf ) ...
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Connecting SSR relay

I bought a cheap SSR relay (SSR-40DA) on ebay and like to connect it directly to arduino, Schematic on website (http://www.fotek.com.hk/solid/SSR-1.htm) shows that LEDs already have resistors in the ...
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Band-pass filter time step too small error in Proteus

I'm trying band pass filter circuit and having this error . here is the circuit diagram & the schematic file Sallen key. U3(+IN) & U3(-IN) = 50mv sinusoidal with some phase difference. ...
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How do I overlap wires in OrCAD capture without having the two wires have a node?

I'm doing a schematic for this in OrCAD capture CIS. In laying out my schematic I need to draw one wire going through another wire, but not necessarily intersecting with it via a node. When I drag a ...
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Can someone check over my schematic?

This is the first schematic I have made that was not a simple LED. I want to know if it seems good before I go and build it (and buy the parts). Here is the schematic: Here are a few of my ...
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How do you document your hardware design decisions?

How do you document your hardware decisions in the design phase? How do you avoid having to ask yourself the following questions while reviewing an hardware design that you made in the past: Why did ...
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How does this capacitor discharge?

I have this schematics here Does anyone know how the capacitor in the black circle (disregard the blue circles) can discharge once it is charged up and the power has been disconnected. It is ...
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Resistors in paralel on pcb schematics?

I know that capacitors in parallel are used for filtering, but what could possibly a resistor in parallel be used for? Take for example the schematics I pinned to this post ...
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Figuring out transistor function in schematic

I know some digital logic. Here is a simple Full adder schematic. It is easy to understand the digital part but i don't understand the logic of adding transistor on the sum output? What is the purpose ...
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Over 100 pins ic packages in Eagle [duplicate]

I want to use Eagle or Kicad to design a board using Maxim chips MAXQ1103 and MAX32550 http://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAXQ1103.pdf and ...
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Altium, how to add 74HC165 in schematic

I want to add a 74HC165 in schematic using Altium. But I'm unable to find 74HC165. Do I have to create own library for it ?
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Modding a Fender princeston chorus, having issues reading this part of the schematic

I am trying to add some wires for the left or right channel of this fender amp, and having trouble understanding the schematic here: There are 2 1/4" phono jacks on the front that are input no 1 ...
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Why would an audio circuit output through two caps like this?

I'm studying a circuit that is based on a clone of the Apple Mockingboard from way back when. Being new to EE, the first thing that struck me as odd is why the ...
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Decoupling caps in circuit schematics difference

I want to ask if there is differences between this two circuits: I ask this questions becouse in different schematics like this: There is two decoupling cap of 0,1uF, it's a mistake or are ...
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What is the purpose of a resistor on the non-inverting terminal of an Op-Amp Integrator? [duplicate]

I have seen this type of circuit design a few times, but am not sure why it is needed. Considering the schematic below, what is the purpose of resistor R3?
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20VDC LED Illumination

I'm looking to build a simple test circuit, where I can get an LED to illuminate when it senses 20VDC or above, and to remain off if it is sensing any less.
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Are there conventions for representing hierarchical components on a schematic?

Say I'm designing a device with a lot of repeated elements, like an 8-channel audio mixer. Each channel will have functional units that are identical and repeated, for example, an amplifier. To keep ...
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xilinx create schematic of top modul with lower level moduls

I have a top modul VHDL source file, which has a few instances of lower-level modules (VHDL) and signals which connects these lower-level modules. How can I generate a schematic for this? I mean, I ...
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Does “Connected” mean solder together?

Looking here, I am shown that the connecting symbol, means the wires are, literally "connected" as shown below. I am currently working on trying to decipher an FM Radio schematic, but am having ...
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how to change the structure of the schemetic components in altium designer

I downloaded a library for microchip PIC18F in altium designer. The schematic component for PIC18F2455 is show in the figure (left). But what I want is the component looks like - right part of the ...
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Help with schematic

I made a schematic with an ATmega328, a LT1763, and a HC-05 module. I was wondering if I made any mistakes on the schematic. It also has a 4 pin female header for a MPU-6050 module. It might end up ...