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how to solve this problem using powerworld simulator

∙ This 10 Bus Test Case is taken from the text book of Glover et al. . It is given as a design project to the students. ∙ This test case consists of 10 buses, 7 generators, 5 transformers and 6 ...
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PCB testing register software [closed]

Good day all, This is my first question on the electronics board, and I have checked for similar queries, but so far no luck. It is possible that I'm searching for the wrong terms, so I will ...
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Computer peripherals to immediately (<5ms) detect digital input state change in C# programs

The C# application I'm working on needs to be able to be able to call a function within 5 milliseconds of a digital input signal's state change (0V = off, 5V = on). Rather than using software to ...
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How to do PWM with least ripple in software?

I'm interested in generating a PWM signal in software on a micro (it is not possible to use hardware PWM in this case). It is simple to use (for example) a loop with a counter that counts to 255 and ...
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Proper term for electronic-ize(ing) an algorithm

Let us consider a certain computer program that converts sine values to cosine values: ...
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New to PCB design - why doesn't auto placing components exist?

The circuit design software I have seen has the ability to automatically route traces etc. on a PCB. But why doesn't this software have the ability to automatically place components on a PCB say to ...
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Where to get the Lattice ispVM?

I have the MachX0 2280 breakoutboard from Lattice. It says I need to install ispVM to program the board. But I can't find it anywhere on Lattice homepage or at the designated address ...
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“new” netlist visualization software

I am interested in creating a NETLIST visualization tool similar to http://www.concept.de/SpiceVision.html , typically used by CAD teams for different kinds of verification. If anyone has used ...
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Using different putch() function in a library

I'm writing a C library for PIC18 microcontrollers that will communicate with the ESP8266 chip over the UART bus. I would like to use the printf() function to send ...
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What software can I use to simulate I.B.I.S Models?

I am trying to simulate a switch (TS5A3154) which is made my Texas Instruments but the only models they have available are ones called IBIS Models. Now I have done a little bit of research and ...
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How to interface with credit card terminals?

I am considering doing a project that involves a machine that can accept credit card payment automatically from customers. Think of it as a vending machine, that accept credit card. I want to ...
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How can i model and simulate transformers in PSCAD?

I am trying to model distribution transformer in PSCAD(Power System Computer Aided Design). I have used the direct block that is in PSCAD, but it has limited input parameter. The input parameters are ...
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Automation schematic software for linux

Is anyone aware of a good linux program for drawing automation schematics? Not PCB design, circuit simulation and fine electronics. Industrial automation. Example: I looked at a couple of different ...
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Logism Signal Generator

I am using Logisim and I can not work out how to make sine wave. I have searched on google and can't find out how I can do this.
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Software for drawing circuit diagrams [duplicate]

I have a simple project with some LEDs, LCDs and a few shift registers connected to an arduino uno. I want to be able to draw the wiring/circuit diagram a bit more professionally than what I can do in ...
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what stops manufacturers from making hardware optimised game engines

Just like the mp3 and h264 have been made into a circuit, what is stopping graphics card manufacturers from building a game engine (the program that most often runs on a graphics card)into the ...
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How does part of a microprocessor (Apple secure enclave) use a microkernel (L4)?

Please excuse my ignorance. I'm an 'old-fashioned' guy who thinks that there is just 'software' and 'hardware' - and these are two separate things. Along this line of thinking an OS is part of the ...
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Monostable and Astable 555 Timer

To begin with, I must say this is kind of a "homework" but I tried to do it on my own and I haven't succeed maybe someone can help me out with this matter. We're learning about digital systems, ...
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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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Trying to understand what is needed for simple circuit simulation [closed]

I'm working on my Capstone project and a major component of it involves designing a circuit that works with the IOIO-OTG, some motors and a battery. I'm trying to find a free circuit software that ...
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Is it possible to physically destroy a microcontroller with software?

Assumptions: No external circuitry connected (other than the programming circuit, which we assume to be correct). uC is not faulty. By destroying I mean releasing the blue smoke of death, not ...
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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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Seperate device vs software solution

My apologies, I'm not really sure how to phrase this question. I'm a little confused about what is the advantage of having a separate circuit controlling a module vs connecting the module directly to ...
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How to create rectangular holes in ARES?

I bought this three phase rectifier from local store and it has rectangular connectors, Now I need to make its package on the ARES, but I cant figure out how to create rectangular holes in the ...
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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 make a simulation for wireless power transfer circuit in HFSS (High Frequency Structural Simulator) software?

I want to simulate a circuit of wireless power transfer consisting of two resonating coils along with a loop with each coil. I am stuck with introducing a coil in HFSS.
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does Tera Term handle software flow control internally? [closed]

The title may be a little confusing but i'll explain the situation: We have the following situation: ARM MCU -> UART -> FTDI chip -> USB -> PC -> Tera Term terminal The FTDI chip has built-in hard- ...
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Stepper Control using DC Brushed Motor Driver

Is there any way to control a bipolar stepper motor using one or more DC brushed motor drivers? My only interface to the motors is setting an integer to represent their speed, ex -100 to 100. I ...
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'Sprint Layout': How do I flip the track layout to place component symbols?

I have a photo of my through-hole boards copper side, tracks and solder. I used the: Extras-Scanned Copy, option and imported the image. I choose: 'C1' (Copper-one) right at the bottom of the ...
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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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dsPIC - do I lose Port functionality on a CN pin?

I'm testing some code with a dsPIC33FJ32MC102 on MPLAB X with XC16. I've got some pull up dip switches connected to RB0-RB2 which I want to use to switch LEDs connected to RB7-RB9. I can get the LEDs ...
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Software for workshop - electronic components stock management

Im looking for reliable software that will help me to manage electronic components, tools, drills, wires in my workshop. Currently I have probably more than 1000 diffrent components. My brain can't ...
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Simulating accelerometer noise

I would like to create a software simulation of an accelerometer (MPU-6000). As part of that simulation, I need to model the noise on the accelerometer signal. According to the datasheet of the chip, ...
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How can I create a new component using Qucs?

I'm using Qucs for a simulation, but I don't understand how can I create a new component (E.g. a new LED from a data sheet). How can create it and use it easily in my project?
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Prototyping for Bluetooth accelerometer

I'm a software developer looking to prototype an application that requires input from a 3-axis accelerometer, ideally via Bluetooth LE. Current specs on the accelerometer are +/-50G sensing range ...
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what IDE and software can I use to programme a microcontroller [closed]

I am aware this sounds like a dumb question, but I'm really unsure what IDE / Software I could use to programme microcontrollers. I have a background in C++, but I never got to the part where we ...
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Designing stand-alone microcontroller based components [closed]

3 Years after finishing my study of computer science (B.Sc.) my search for a new hobby lead me back to the microcontrollers. There were 2 semester microcontroller programming with embedded assembler ...
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PIC Programmer driver issue

I'm programming a PIC16F77 with ProPic 2 which communicates via serial port. As I don't have this port in my PC, I used serial to USB adapter. I'm using ICProg in Windows 8. I've proggrammed it ...
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How to add security to your Product

I've been trying to build up certain Embedded systems and i wonder how people make them secure. Or else it would have been reproduced well. I know there is an extent to provide security if you are ...
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Showing real values on UART-PC software

If we use a controller and wanted to send data via UART to PC. I trust serial data will be displayed on the software and is there any way you can display real values on the software apart from ...
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How can I high pass (DSP) filter a low frequency signal without introducing lag?

I need to high pass filter a signal, and my design just isn't cutting it. The part that's making it tricky is that I can't tolerate lag. I am sampling at 20Hz, the signal I care about is 1/12 to ...
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What is DDR software leveling?

What is DDR software leveling ? How it is different from DDR2 and DDR3 ? Why it is required and important ? Is there a hardware leveling ? I have found some explanation here about DDR3 and a ...
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Embedded software app testing

The software app being developed runs on the embedded hardware and spits the debug output through a serial port during various functionality of the app. Following are the questions. Can I use the ...
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Transistor part number selection software

I know there are online/offline softwares for finding equivalents or known transistor datasheets but is there any software that works inversely? For example that I can ask the software for a ...
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How much do people charge for EE R&D work? [closed]

My software startup is considering a project for a client that has a significant hardware component: a custom device with GSM, GPS and CAN connectivity for use inside a vehicle. We'll design the board ...
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Can I transfer Ultiboard files to other PCB layout software packages via DXF export/import?

I have an extensive library of PCB layouts in Ultiboard format. If, hypothetically, I wanted to switch to another software package, this would pose a problem, as the Ultiboard layout format appears to ...
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SD Card for Two Devices at Once - Possible?

Is it possible for an SD card to be used by two devices at once? In this scenario there is one device that has an SD slot and it periodically writes files to the card in its slot. I need to find a ...
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Why does digital equipment have more latency than analogue?

Is the explanation that the digital equipment takes longer to propagate? For instance, a software synthesis is very slow compared to a hardware synthesis.
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Better workflow in Atmel Studio 6 for building and transferring program

After having modified my code in Atmel Studio 6, I write the program to my MCU in the following steps: Click Build or F7 Click Device Programming or Ctrl+Shift+P Click Apply (to choose ...