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Which hardware to send on-off switch signal over bluetooth? [closed]

I am looking to use a piece of hardware to get the signal from a switch or button and send the on/off signal (once the button is pressed or the switch activated) via bluetooth. The Bluetooth ...
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Why is FPGA programming considered hardware when all you are doing is storing a bunch of lookup tables in its internal memory? [closed]

Why is programming an FPGA considered to be a hardware endeavour when all you are doing is saving a bunch of lookup tables into its internal RAM? To quote this site, When explaining what an FPGA ...
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Electric Field and Charges Simulation Software

I am looking for a software or application of some kind that lets take a 2D plane an put electrodes (or an electric field), charged surfaces, and point charges and see how they react under different ...
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Implementing CAN bus software termination

I noticed that a lot of CAN new test equipment allow you to enable/disable the termination via software. Is there an new transceiver in the market or an accepted way to implement this??
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Is there a tool to automatically convert Sequential Circuits into Flip Flops

I am working on a project which requires me to convert Mealy and Moore Machines into Flip Flops. Although the task isn't difficult, but it is exceptionally boring to repeat certain set of instructions,...
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Can Inkscape be used for layout editing for photolithography?

Inkscape is capable of exporting DXF files, a format that is accepted by photolithography masks manufacturers. Before I start working on layouts with Inkscape I would like to know if the exported DXF ...
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Is there a risk for the HW to debug an embedded software if the JTAG integrity is bad?

I had to debug a C embedded software in a noisy environment. As a result the integrity test of the JTAG connection had a failing rate between 30% and 60%. What are the risks to make JTAG accesses in ...
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Example code to read device ID of MachXo2 with FTDI -JTAG

In my project I am working on MachX02 programming with FTDI master using JTAG functionality. I am trying to read device ID of MachX02, but not working, here is my sample code to read device ID of ...
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software for wiring and designing electric panel [closed]

I need some help in designing an electric panel. I have designed some pcb's (Power, control, relays...) and I want to place all of them in a nice way (As shown in the pic. The pic is taken from https:/...
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Keysight's Advanced Design System users, what's wrong with this simulation - II [duplicate]

As requested, I am forking a question as continuity to my previous inquiry from: Keysight's Advanced Design System users, what's wrong with this simulation? As such, this is not a duplicate. ...
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Writing embedded software w/o hardware

Consider that the hardware team will take 2 months to develop some hardware, but by that time I will need to have the software ready. My question is that how can I write the software and test it ...
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What free software can be used to simulate transmission lines and other RF circuits? [closed]

Technically, one can use LTSpice as it features a transmission line model, but obviously it doesn't like dangling nodes (ie. open lines) and isn't really suited for that purpose anyway due to lack of ...
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Software only USB implementation for ARM-M0/M0+?

Since I'm worried about the future of AVR, I've been looking into software USB for ARM cortex-M0/M0+ that is similar to V-USB. All I've found is a port of LUFA, which is for MCUs with internal USB ...
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Counting pulse in firmware without interrupt

How can I count the number of pulses using a microcontroller (any), provided the following conditions: Can not use any interrupt (no interrupt on pin change allowed) Can not use any of uC's hardware ...
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Confused what computer architecture is in real [closed]

I am quite sure that this is a question which will be marked as "primarily opinion-based" but I would still like to ask it here only as you do not get so many intellectual, experienced and skilled ...
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What type of environment is this?

Do you know what type of environment is this? I didn't find any information on Google.
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Automatic parameter search for a given output in LTSpice

I am simulating a circuit on LTSpice and was wondering if there is a way to set output parameters for LT to aim for by adjusting values of other components. I have used some software in the past that ...
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Need wireless communication technology options when long range is necessary [closed]

I need to find a way for my cell phone app to "ping" a device (that doesn't have a service plan, etc.) and make it vibrate when pinged. Range needs to be at least 1km reliably. Also the device needs ...
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Is there a software program that calculates the Transfer Function for a given circuit? [closed]

I'm asking for a program (either freeware or not) where you can draw your circuit as the input, as it happens in PSPice, Multisim, LTSpice etc.., then specify two nodes of reference, say \$ V_{out} \$ ...
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Circuit Simulation For Mac [closed]

I was wondering if anybody is aware of any up and coming circuit simulators for mac? I have a little bit of experience with National Instruments Multisim and I quite like its layout and functionality. ...
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Nested loops in ngspice

I am having some problems regarding using loops in the control section of ngspice. Specifically in this example: ...
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Embedded Systems Programming using Java [closed]

Is Java good-to-learn-next language for an embedded software engineer who mainly develops firmwares and drivers? If not so useful, why? Which language is more for that purpose, C++ or Java? I read on ...
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Software control system. Which one is it?

I wrote a software which replaces a discrete closed loop PI control circuit and now I was wondering what kind of control system is this equivalent to? This code drives the PWM which regulates the R_DS,...
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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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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 out-...
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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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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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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 GUI-...
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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 ...