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How to become an embedded software developer?

I'd like some tips for those who want to become a good embedded software developer or want to improve in this area. What should I need learn about hardware, software? Which books are most ...
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How can I learn electronics at home? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Learning about electronics I am 40. I am an architect by profession. I am very interested in learning electronics. I don't have time to go to college for an electronics ...
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What are the pins of a MOSFET in a TO220 package?

I have an IRF3205 MOSFET in a TO-220 package, and I would like to know where the drain, gate and source are. I can't find this information.
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2N2222 Base Current Maximum Tolerance [closed]

I have a 2N2222 transistor that I plan to use with an Arduino Uno. My question is how much current can this transistor handle at it's base?
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3answers
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Switching regulator: How to determine maximum inductor current?

I am trying to design a buck/boost converter with the LTC3780 chip from Linear. My specifications are: Vin = 6 to 32V Vout = 24V at 100mV ripple Ioutmax = 2A Frequency = 300kHz The datasheet uses ...
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3answers
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IC chips and datasheets

I'm still just beginning my adventure into electronics and IC chips and datasheets have me confused so I'm going to ask a series of beginner questions will help me and hopefully others as well. There ...
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6answers
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Picking a microcontroller

I am looking to move away from arduino, and start some projects using more feature-rich microcontrollers. I have been looking at the PIC18F4550 for its feature set, but I am shying away from the PIC ...
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2answers
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Learning to read datasheets

As an electronics engineer, I understand one spends a lot of time understanding datasheets. I discovered the skill of reading datasheets is much more difficult than I expected. If anything, a ...
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2answers
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How to identify my transistor's pins or leads?

I searched on YouTube and Google about an easy way for finding the base, collector and emitter of transistor's pins, and I found this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ9mg7b_SiA Is this method ...
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3answers
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Multiple pulses from single button press

I am working with a 74HC193 binary up/down counter, and am trying to set up a button to increment or decrement it. The procedure to increment a single step as I understand it is: Set pin 4 high Wait ...
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1answer
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Relying on datasheet graphs

The accepted answer to the question What's this importance of datasheets says that one should ignore "typical" performance and instead design around the min/max performance parameters. All well and ...
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Intel Microcontroller

I have been researching on Intel microcontrollers, and cannot seem to find information on any of the controllers voltage levels and reasons for such levels brownout protection power consumption power ...