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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 ...
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Is it possible to use Microsoft Software Radio (Sora) with Cellular signals?

I'm interested in learning about cellular data and protocols and came across Microsoft Software Radio (Sora). Although this board is originally intended for Wifi signals (or so it sees) Is it ...
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DIgSILENT Power Factory [closed]

What book would have instructions on DIgSILENT Power Factory Software? I want to learn but don't know how. Are there any other references for learning that anyone knows of?
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looking for prototyping and simulation software [closed]

I'm looking for open source software for modelling electronic circuits. I have tried Arduino, Electric, Oregano, Fritzing, and QUCS so far. None of these seem to do what I want. I am looking for ...
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How do proceed with larger electronic projects?

Recently I have read two books about programming in general: First one being Code Complete and the other being The Pragmatic Programmer that describe how one should think when dealing with large ...
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Open source software for schematics [duplicate]

I am looking for an open source (or just free) software for creating electric schemes. It would be better if your program could do other schematics (for instance, installation schemes of physical ...
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Sending CAN protocol data(1Mbps) via serial port

I would like to build a tool for viewing CAN protocol data on my computer. The CAN protocol data is captured using a microcontroller (STM32F4 discovery board) and sent to a PC via a serial port. My ...
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Is there any program that I can use to find the transfer function of a filter?

I need to find the transfer function of Sallen-Key second order notch filter. Is there any program that can show the transfer function of s?
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How to use USBee AX logic analyzer under Linux?

I've got clone of USBee AX logic analyzer, to play with one and see if I need a device of such type at all. Unfortunately, I haven't found any Linux software that supports one. I have tried Sigrok, ...
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Can we run Quartus II on Ubuntu?

I can compile digital components and download them to the boards DE2 and DE2-115 I got. I do it from Windows 7 but I want to enable this on ubuntu while the files from Altera are for Red Hat Linux. ...
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Simulation for a transmission loop using PowerWorld

I am now learning how to use PowerWorld Simulator. However, I faced some problems when I tried to enter the data given in the paper. I want to simulate the following transmission loop: First things ...
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Arduino LED brightness switching using pushbutton

I'm trying to switch between 4 different brightness of an LED using an Arduino Uno. I've used analogWrite and not digitalWrite with PWM. The problem i'm facing is that the brightness does not switch ...
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Char array at an int in C18

In Jal, it's possible to do something like this: var word the_var = 0x1234 var byte the_array[2] at the_var; Now you can easily access the bytes of the word ...
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How to use the PIC16F628A's PORTA,4-7 as inputs?

I'm working on a countdown timer and I want to use the MSN of PortA for my switches. I'm using MPLAB. I can't use C to program the PIC because the collage taught us to program in decimal, and they ...
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Any research to turn Schematics as a picture into a simulation? [closed]

Suppose I have a schematics such as the below. I want to fast simulate it: see how the current flow and put my mouse to different positions to see how things work. Since there are many different ways ...
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Are there any disadvantages to look out for when using Optiboot?

Optiboot appears to be superior to the official Arduino bootloader in just about every way. Despite this, is there anything I need to look out for when using this bootloader? Common pitfalls? ...
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How do you update the Arduino IDE?

I currently have Arduino 1.0.1 and I want to upgrade to the new version. However, do I just replace the old files? How do I know if I need to update the drivers for the boards? Does Arduino even ...
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Tell if interrupts are enabled

Is there a way of telling if sei()/interrupts() or cli()/...
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How to avoid SD Card and W1500 SPI mixup on the Ethernet Shield?

In an answer Kevin Mark points to a solution/reason for the usage of the Ethernet shield together with the SD Card. The documentation says that SD Card and the Ethernet chip both share the SPI bus and ...
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analogRead(0) or analogRead(A0)

The arduino reference states that you would use the following code to read the value from analog pin #5: int val1 = analogRead(5); However to read from digital ...
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Simulate a bouncing ball on a LED cube

I just finished working on my 4x4x4 LED cube. I am trying to write an animation for a bouncing ball in the cube. Basically, a ball either 1 LED big, or 2x2 LEDs big should be moving around within the ...
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How can I control things without using delay?

I have always hated that you couldn't do other things while you used the delay(); function. However, I want to blink a LED or do whatever while using serial, but ...
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Ethernet.begin() only works with SD Card removed - why?

When I run this code on my W5100 Ethernet Shield: byte mac[] = { 0xDE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0xEF, 0xFE, 0xED }; void setup() { Ethernet.begin(mac); } it only works ...
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What's the difference between INPUT and INPUT_PULLUP?

On newer Arduinos, one can set pinMode to one of three states: OUTPUT,INPUT, and ...
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Can I use a USB keyboard with the PS2Keyboard library?

It is my understanding that most newer USB keyboards will not work with the PS2Keyboard library because they do not use the PS/2 protocol. Some, but not all, do have the ability to use the PS/2 ...