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What are the use of these diodes?

I have a circuit diagram which is for a circuit used for testing batteries under a load, only one of the batteries can be tested at a time and I was just wondering what the point of the diodes in the ...
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Multisim database BOM report problems; alternatives?

For example, we use four parts that are all .1uF 50V capacitors, all with different footprints. They’re electrically the same, so we’d want them to show up on the schematic as “.1uF 50V”. That means ...
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Make a pad connect to two nets with different names in Eagle

I have a part that is an SMT 'jumper', it is unpopulated and you use it by bridging the pads with solder. I want to put a track from the pin pad to GND. But the pad pin needs to also go to an address ...
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Adding diodes to easy driver stepper motor driver

I had an easy motor driver damaged by removing the motor while the drive was energized. I sent an email to Brian Shmalz to see if there was anything that could be done to protect the board in these ...
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Schematic Design and Non-PCB Mounted Components

I am working on a bipolar power supply for hobby and educational purposes. Concerning the schematic, is it possible/good practice to place devices that don't go on the PCB in the schematic? ...
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Can any one say which Schematic Software is used for this Circuit diagram

Can any one say which Schematic Software is used for this circuit diagram. I know Eagle and Pspice
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808 bass drum schematic : explanation

I am curious about this schematic (I would develop a project around this machine) I was trying to understand how this bass drum work, but sounds complicated for me... The trigger input is a pulse. ...
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Schematics vs PCB designs

I've heard the terms schematics and PCB designs used interchangeably as well as used distinctively. Are these one in the same, or do they represent to different sets of blueprints? If the latter, what ...
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Will this circuit function? [duplicate]

I have this circuit, based on this. I already have a question about this here, but it was getting really long, and hard to read. I created this to make it easier. My circuit: I use an 11.4V ...
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What type of Op Amp or comparator has a schematic symbol with hysteresis like symbol

I already know it is not a schmitt trigger, it looks like it is used as an open loop amplifier taking a reference voltage on the (+) and the V0 is fed into a schmitt trigger. I have no other data. ...
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Wiring Harness Software

Is there any software or method out there that makes laying out a wiring harnesses easier? I can draw a wiring harness out in just about anything, but mapping all the wires, colors, lengths and ...
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What does the T symbol signify in electrical diagrams?

I'm trying to connect to my atmega1284rfr2 using the basic application circuit in their datasheet. The red lines and letters are my own annotations. I'm having trouble understanding what all the ...
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How to deal with devices connected via a connectors in schematics?

I have a few sensors (potoresistor, temp sensor...) that connect to the board indirectly. The PCB will have a connector such as the molex 4pin fan connector that will in turn connect to the ...
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Orcad to Kicad schematic

I am looking into a reference design which was probably done using Orcad. I am using KiCAD for my design. In the reference design, there are schematic symbols like >> and <<. According to this ...
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Which software is used for producing those schematic sketch? [closed]

It's a while that in the internet I'm finding schematics with hand-made pencil drawing style. I've tried to search a little bit for the software used to make them but I didn't find it. Any advice? ...
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Resistor values on schematic

I'm at best a hobbyist EE and could use some help reading a schematic. I'm trying to test a chip (TI BQ76920) I found that will read the voltages from a multiple cell (1-5 cells in series) Lipo ...
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How to specify a capacitor in Altium schematic as DNP

I am working on a prototype of a project and it involves an antenna. This means that I will probably have to tune this first version a little bit once I get it assembled. To do this, I wanted to place ...
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Powering SIM 900 gsm

I bought a sim900 (the chip itself, not a module) and have gotten stuck trying to figure out how to power it. I hope to power it using a pin from my RBBB arduino clone, which outputs 5 volts and ...
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How to read this basic schematic?

I need to build a circuit where light is converted to sound. The light falls on a CDS cell and the current is passed through the NPN transistor to amplify it. I know this is a very simple ...
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What purpose does the capacitor serve in this schematic?

I'm looking at this schematic someone did for daisy chaining a set of 74HC595's and I wanted to know why there is a capacitor put on the pin4/latch and the GND. What purpose does it serve and why is ...
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STK4192II pinout?

I have been blowing through bandwidth trying to find a pinout diagram of an old STK4192II stereo amp IC but all I can find are reference design schematics, while these will work I guess I want to use ...
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PCB to schematic

Is there a software package out there that will allow you to layout a board and "populate" it and then render a schematic from that board? I have a few power supplies to fix and no documentation on ...
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Why so many capacitors in design?

I was looking the schematic for programming a standalone AVR chip. I am curious why we need so many capacitors. As far as i know, i know we need one capacitor on the power supply. I don't remember ...
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How to correctly connect audio plug to LM386?

I'm working on my first circuit which includes LM386 chip and some music. Since I don't have a lot of experience with electronics I need a little help with audio plug. It's the same as that: I know ...
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What is this AC source?

Below is a part of a schematic and I would like to understand each part of it. What I think is happening: This is being fed a 48V AC source These leads are a source and a ground? I'm not sure ...
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Connecting jumper to input pin

I am designing an active high function in my MCU program and I need a jumper to activate/deactivate the function by placing it between Vcc and one input pin of the MCU. I have came up with two ...
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Draw circuit diagrams with custom shapes? [duplicate]

I want all the benefits of dedicated schematic drawing software but I often don't like the way the diagrams actually look. I know it sounds trivial, but I find it easier to read nicely hand drawn ...
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How to determine wattages on an applications note schematic?

Specifically, I refer to Fig 18 on Page 14 of this datasheet for dual supplies. Really nice, really "simple" to use 2x40W power amp I want to try out. Unfortunately, I'm a newbie and their schematic ...
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“Not mounted” - Meaning on a schematic

I was looking at the schematic of the LPCXPRESSO LPC1769 board from NXP and I couldn't figure out what they meant by "not mounted" which appears on the left corner of the following picture. Here's a ...
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How to deal with grounding and the capacitors in this opamp schematic?

Here is a schematic I'm planning to make (right click on the image and 'open image in new tab' to see it better'): I have a transformer and AC to DC converter that makes +/-12V. (1) Does 'power ...
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How to replace this NPN transistor with a MOSFET?

Here is the schematic of the circuit I'm trying to build (source) but I only have an IRF9530N Mosfet; I don't have any NPN transistors at hand. What would the schematic look like with a MOSFET ...
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Numitron clock project

I originally was looking into a Nixie clock. I'm scaling back a little and going to try a Numitron clock first. It lacks the high voltage :) Hows this look for a Numitron clock? The solenoids are ...
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Altium schematic rectangle color?

I'm learning Altium at job. Just curious what is the difference between the yellow rectangle and the white ones on the schematic symbols?
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What does the number of parallel lines in a relay symbol imply?

Some relay cores are represented by two parallel lines and others by three. Does the number of parallel lines have any significance? Saw this symbol in Tiny cad. What does three parallel lines in ...
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Datasheet of an unknown IC

When reading the Platinum Resistance Thermometer Manual, I was faced with this unknown IC (see pp. 38 from the manual): I searched the web with the following keywords: ...
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Help with Piezo conditioning circuit schematic

I have the below schematic that uses a piezo sensor as input and relays that information to an Arduino board for processing. The schematic came from a few folks over at MIT that built a ping pong ...
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Schematics: where do I need to place a junction?

I'm a bit confused about where I need to place a junction on the schematic, and where I don't. For example: When I connect a part, like a resistor or cap, to a wire, do I need to add a junction ...
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My first project, looking for a review and comments

This is my first project. I haven't built it, just laid out the circuits for it. I'd like someone with more experience than me to look things over and give me any advice, suggestions or comments. The ...
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3 Pin IR Reciever Schematic

I have been looking for this on google and couldn't find it, what does the schematic look like for a 3 pin IR reciever (ground, +5v, out)?
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What does this Mosfet Symbol mean (two diodes facing each other at Vgs)?

The title says it all: What does this Mosfet Symbol mean (two diodes facing each other at Vgs)? I know its an N-MOS, but I don't understand the meaning/purpose of the two diodes. Part: AO7404 ...
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Pin order differs in reality for my chip

I bought a DS3232MZ+, and I noticed that in the datasheet, the pins schematic looks like this: However, when I received my chip, I noticed that in reality it looks like this: Usually I tell ...
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How do I measure time delay from power ON to console messages

I am working on Microzed board (schematic is here). User guide is here I want to measure time elapsed right from Power ON to first message that comes on the console. The message on cosole comes ...
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Schematic editor capable of diagonal components

I've found several great editors capable of vertical and horizontal components, but none that can do diagonal ones. Are there any available? Edit - This is purely cosmetic. I've just started an ...
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Is there a standard symbol for a pressure sensor?

I am using Eagle to design a PCB that includes an analog pressure sensor. However, I can't seem to find if there is any standard symbol for the device. There isn't anything on the datasheet. I began ...
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Variable capacitor notation with a division sign (e.g. 2÷10p)

In this schematic, there is an unfamiliar notation for the variable capacitors using and division sign or obelus, for example 2÷10p (red), as opposed to, e.g. 1p for a fixed capacitor (green). I ...
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How to increase component thickness in tinycad?

I drew this circuit using tinycad. Is there any option to increase thickness of each component to improve its visibility.
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How to create tag type of label in Cad Eagle? [duplicate]

I can't get my copy of cad eagle to create tag type of label for a wire or a net. Instead I get simple text type of label. GND label is what I am trying to get. I have tried turning xref on and ...
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BCD Up-Counter Schematic Error

When I try to simulate my schematic for my up counter, i get the error Net "Net-name" cannot be connected both to an input port and an instance output pin. Here is my schematic I am pretty sure ...
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How these circuit diagrams in the datasheet was made? [closed]

I've seen so many IC datasheets, and so appreciate the elegant reference circuit diagrams they've made. I'm not meaning the 'function' of the circuit, but the 'beautiful' schematics itself, such as ...
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Where is Cadence's Allegro Design Entry HDL 16.5 Snap o Grid Option?

I am looking for the snap to grid option? Any idea how to enable it? I did try looking on Cadence forums and documentations, but I did not find anything. Also any idea how I can move ...