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Questions tagged [input]

Something put into a system or expended in its operation to achieve output or a result

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Matching sensor output with PLC input

I am trying to add a height captor for a line of my production where I work. I found this Banner captor (QS30LLPQ) and it has 2 bipolar discrete outputs (PNP and NPN). Now, I am trying to decide which ...
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Spartan 6 bidirectional pins how to use

Is it possible to use pins of Spartan-6 bidirectional. (switch between input/output) The following is the situation: I have a high speed ADC and DAC, but this do not have to opperate at the same time....
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Pic Programming - Nested Loops

I'm having some problem with my code and I can't get my two loops working properly. I'm new to C programming so I might have got the basic loop concepts wrong. I've got 10 LED lights connected to my ...
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Eliminating power-on state changes caused by input signal fluctuations

I have a circuit that uses several comparators to read an analog input signal and control some downstream digital logic. When the device powers up, the logic states fluctuate because the input signal ...
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Combine 1 connector for in and output

To simplify the outside design as much as possible (keeping it simple to use and less expensive) I would like to use just one small 2-pin connector both as output to drive an external led and as 5V ...
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Voltage source & current input

I am working on a project where I have a current source (analog output from a PLC) controlling a VFD. Based on the position of the dipswitch, the VFD will accept either a current or voltage input. The ...
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Assigning specific bits of vector to outputs in verilog ucf

When I set up my module, I have code like input signed [7:0] SIGNAL but in the UCF I want to assign each bit individually. Currently my code in the UCF looks ...
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Allowing different inputs without needing to alter gain every time; a situation for a pre-amp?

The goal I am attempting to make a small diy bookshelf speaker system using 2 16ohm, 25 watt speakers and a 2x25 watt class d amplifier board. If it matters, the amplifier board is a class d amplifier....
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Can I use an RC network somehow to allow reading of initial values from jumpers into a micro controller?

I completed a microcontroller project but I want to add a feature where when it starts up, it can read a 4-bit value defined by on-board jumpers (jumper closed = logic low, jumper open = logic high ...
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What is a “current load” on a 24 V input used for?

The MAX14821 (datasheet) is a 24 V IO device that features selectable current loads for use in actuators on the inputs. What would this be used for? It's not just ...
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Optocoupler Characteristics

In my application I need to isolate a PWM signal @ 1 kHz, which is generated from a Beaglebone Black microcontroller. In my signal, I want to have one hundred different steps in duty cycle (from 1% to ...
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Comparator resolving input voltages close to vdd

I have a design problem to solve. The problem statement goes as follows: "Design a clocked comparator resolving input voltages close to vdd dissipating less than 100 uA". What does "resolving input ...
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Amplify an Electret Microphone using an input Jack 3.5mm

First time on the platform, I will try to be as clear as possible, and electronics is a hobby for me, so I'm open to any welcommed criticism. I'm trying to build a little project, recording the sound ...
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Audio ADC voltage level SNR question

I keep looking for Audio specific ADCs and the majority of these devices work at low voltages on the analog circuitry (5V for example). Lets say we want to process an higher voltage audio input ...
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Op Amp input protection

I was looking for an Op Amp input protection circuit and the most common I found looks like this. When the voltage at Input Signal goes above/below Op-Amp's supply ...
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Motor/MOSFET Does NOT React To Input On Breadboard

So I have tried so many different variations on breadboard of this circuit but the motor seems to just be powered by the power rail on breadboard. It does not react to any change in the input and ...
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GPIO Configured as Input OR Output

Is it possible to identify looking at the schematics whether a GPIO pin is configured as Input or Output pin for the case in following image? PIN93 and PIN94 of a MCU are connected directly with ...
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Input filter on differential amplifier input

Hi, I need to determine the transfer function Vout/Vin. A traditional differential amplifier transfer function without the 2.2uF on the input side would be G1 = (Z2/Z1)*Vin, where Z2 = (2.2uF // ...
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Several Questions About Analog Input

I am new in the automation industry, and now I am focusing on learning how to wire correctly analog inputs in detail, since last time I tried I damaged the module input because of wrong wiring. Here ...
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3 input XNOR gate operation

For 3 input XOR gate and XNOR gate, by solving the equations I got the result as in the picture. So according to the solution the outputs of the 3 input XOR and XNOR gates are same. This solution ...
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Can you use a stepper motor as input?

I'm not too versed in EE so I apologize for my duncitude - My thought is that you can precisely control a stepper motor, but can you inversely get precise readings out of a stepper motor? For ...
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Calculate input resistance of power amplifier

how can I calculate the input resistance of this circuit? Thank you!
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What's the use of the 4 outputs of a power entry module (Qualtek 864-10/009), and how to interpret it's circuit digram?

Main question: What is the purpose of having 4 outputs? If I only had pins 1 & 4, I would be able to use 115VAC when it's set to 115VAC, and 240 VAC when it's set to 240VAC. For 240VAC setting:...
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How to find the output voltage of a system with a computing amplifier?

I got a question regarding the following system. The only given value is the input voltage $$U_e = 8V.$$ Now the task is to find the output voltage $$U_a.$$ My question now is how do I find this ...
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Difference between input current and supply current?

I am reading and trying to understand datasheet of ICs. I am reading this datasheet now : http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/sn74hc00.pdf In the table 6.5, there are two parameters namely Ii and Icc. ...
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Signal conditioning for piezo shock-sensor digital input

I have a piezo element glued to a piece of material, and I want to get a digital signal (to drive an interrupt on an Arduino) when something strikes the material. So, there's a certain noise floor on ...
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Tube Guitar amp Input Transformer Removal

for a few weeks I've been trying to remove the input transformer from my little 60's Magnatone amp. The schematic indicates a 1:3 step up input transformer, but from reading elsewhere on the internet ...
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What happen to a dff(flip flop) without input?

I have this question but I don't know what happen to a dff without an input is it always 0 ?? like this picture below the 2nd dff hasn't any d ??? Also, if someone can draw the answer of the question ?...
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Identify Vintage Power Cord for 1980s Organ [closed]

I Recently acquired a Technics SX-C600 organ but it needs a power cord. Does anyone know what type of power cord I should get for this? My understanding is that this is a rare organ.
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op-amp pin is sitting at high voltage (active low-pass filter)

I am looking at using the OP1177 to act as an active low pass filter. I need to smooth out a 20kHz signal burst with a minimum of 50 cycles to reach a voltage on the output to interrupt an ...
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designing a universal 0-10v and 0-300k resistance input circuit

I'm trying to design a universal input circuit which can accept 0-10v as well as variable 0-300k resistance. I'm using this ADC (mcp3008) which has a maximum input of 5 volts , couldn't find an ...
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Noise on Input Buttons for H-Bridge

I'm constructing an H-Bridge to control a linear actuator. I've done so by using a 2-channel relay module, some buttons, and a ESP32. I do not believe this is an issue of debouncing as I account for ...
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Sallen Key topology input and output impedance

Ideal Operational amplifier Zi=(R1+R2)||Zc2 Zo=0 741 Operational amplifier Zi=(R1+R2)||Zc2 Zo=0 (at DC) For the input impedance when using a 741 I am not sure if I should consider the Fairchild ...
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Voltage across LED and source when LED is floating from one end

Refer to these pictures and can you explain why is there 3.335V coming across LED and the LED isn't even turning on. Also to note is that changing the resistor value does not change voltage at D2(A2) ...
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Measuring 24V AC input state with microcontroller

I need to measure the state (on/off) of a 24V AC line that is currently powering a solenoid valve. The microcontroller will take over the control of the solenoid through a solid state relay, but I ...
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Protect Pycom Lopy from 12V input signal

I am in the process of building a water meter counter using a Pycom Lopy. The Lopy operates at 3.3v but my input sensor which is a metal detector (K1208065) uses 12V. Someone else has already build ...
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Input Impedance of a diode connected MOSFET

I was trying to derive the small-signal input impedance of a diode-connected MOSFET (figure included), and came up with this expression. Is my method correct? I have been reading about methods of ...
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designing load for the MCU to drive by output current

I am talking about a plain MCU (ATMega32, max 20 mA per pin) output asserting a logic line high or low. I.e. to drive this IC: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ads114s08b.pdf There is a table ...
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Amplifier IC - selecting input (Sound Card/Phone jack) and output(Headphones/RCA)

Good evening guys! I'm trying to figure out the solution to my problem, that I have encountered, but I just can't find anything close. So, first of all, the situation: I'm trying to build a 5.1 ...
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Measure input capacitance of I/O pin

I'm looking for a simple laboratory procedure (and required equipment) to measure the input capacitance of each IC I/O pin. Thanks in advance.
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How to make clamping circuit to clamp exactly at 3.3 volts

I am building a circuit that attenuates the signal and sends it to 3.3V ADC, so I need to limit max voltage to 3.3V. After testing out some circuits for clamping the voltage(various schottky or zener ...
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Led as an input photodiode [Arduino AVR]

I’m trying to use a LED as a light sensor(input) connected to a Arduino Nano. I connected the led with the Anode at digital pin 8 (PB0) with a resistance of 56 Ohm and the Cathode at an analog pin A0 (...
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Can I connect Inductive Proximity sensor to two different PLC

Some background, I have a tractor that I want to make semi-autonomous. The tractor has it own PLC and an NPN Proximity sensor to measure speed. I have industrial PLC by Unitronics (V130) with I/O ...
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Peculiar input current

http://www.cheemi-tech.com/product-current-transformers-CMPT107.html Voltage between B & C is 119V which is equal to 1.19mA but input current between A & B is 14mA. Why is it so? Edit: In ...
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MCP4922 buffer feature

I'm using the MCP4922 as a dac with some different python programs. I am using this python package which has a setVoltage_buffered(channel, value) command. To quote ...
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Voltage time graph integration

In a Voltage time graph , at constant current I= 170 amps, voltage=0 to 5,5 and time= 0 to 97 sec and voltage decreases from 5,5 at 0sec to 1,16 at 97 sec, now how can I find the total power ...
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Detect 230VAC or 12VDC in the same pin [closed]

I'm designing an input interface for a microcontroller (uC). Want to detect signals (only want to know if there is voltage or not) of different typology, so you can have in the same input to the board:...
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Creating a Bluetooth input device for PC

I am currently working on a customized input device. Since the Bluetooth connection from the controller to the PC is not as easy as I thought at first, I decided to use a controller which already ...
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prox sensor with NPN open collector output or a dry contact

I am totally new in this field. I want to use a 5 V / TTL signal from a National Instrument to switch on/off a Red lion PXU series temperature controller. But this controller required a dry contact ...
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impedance matching for Guitar input

What is the main difference between mic input and a guitar input? is it only the source impedance seen in the input of the amplifier? I am designing one pre-amplifier in which i need to input both ...