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An interface defines clear boundaries and communication/interconnection between systems.

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Understand an I2C clock line implementation

I am trying to understand a C function from a legacy project which is supposed to manage the clock line for an I2C interface. It basically does as follow: Set pin to output: ...
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How to interface MIPI DSI with a microcontroller

I'd like to learn about interfacing a TFT LCD with a microcontroller via the MIPI DSI protocol and writing a program for it. Both have suitable number of pins, some microcontrollers support MIPI DSI ...
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Effects of test patterns

If I have an 8-bit high-speed interface say at 1GHz talking to memory and I want to do interface testing, I can send patterns like AA/55/00/FF. When I send a pattern like 55 i.e 01010101, every even ...
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Passive Level Shifter Needed - LVCMOS 3.3

The device that will be driving another device claims it is LVCMOS 3.3V but it doesn't appear to be. Here are the voltage levels of both parts: VoH(min)= 2.3V VoL(max)=0.8V ViH(min) = 2.0V ViL(max) = ...
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LVDS Termination - Not sure what it accomplishes

I am looking at the following schematic where there is an LVDS to LVDS connection. The common mode and swing are a little different between the output and the input. I am use to seeing 100 ohm ...
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LCD1602 not displaying any characters

I've connected an Arduino with a LCD1602. I've followed this exact tutorial: Link to the tutorial Whenever I see my LCD at a right angle (upfront) I can't see anything. But whenever I see my screen ...
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Interfacing SD card (SDSC) with Arduino Mega 2560 without SD module

I have just got into the idea of storing multiple scripts in an SD card, and using a custom driver written to the board to execute those scripts on demand. I have a 2GB SD card, and an Arduino Mega ...
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SGMII Termination - Not understanding recommendation

I am going to be using a processor that has a few SGMII interfaces. From what I understand, these interfaces have LVDS logic levels. I am not use to seeing the termination scheme as recommended below. ...
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SDI-12 voltage translator buffer

I want to implement an SDI-12 interface and I found this schematic online. The author says that the buffer translates the 3.3V voltage from the microcontroller to 5V for the SDI-12 line. However, the ...
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can I repair part fried socket

As image shows the power socket is fried, is there a method to repair it? BTW this is only the fried 4 pins is for +12v and the ground, one +12v still ok but don't know if it enough.
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Android Tablet Side Connector Interface Information [closed]

I'm not sure if this is on topic or not, but I'm trying to find out about the interface found on the side of some Android devices. An example can be found by side of the "pipo n2" device. It ...
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How to interface IO Link devices without any gateway/additional circuit

I am planning to use a distance sensing device like this distance sensor with a mini computer like the Raspberry Pi or the Jetson boards. I read that the interfacing requires additional gateway like ...
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LVDS Interface - Output Max Swing is Higher than Max Input Swing

I am connecting together two "LVDS" devices. The specs are as follows: Output: VoDiff = 247-600 mV, Vcm = 1-1.485 (1.25 typ) Input: VinDiff = 100-500 mV, Vcm = 1-1.6 (1.25 typ) So for the ...
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Interfacing 20x4 character LCD with LPC54628

This is the very first time I am dealing with the task of hardware interfacing. I needed to interface a 20x4 character LCD with an LPC54628 microcontroller. I am using https://www.sunrom.com/p/20x4-...
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Does libusb_bulk_transfer add CRC?

0 I'm writing a user interface program for USB device in C++ using Visual Studio 2019. I'm using libusb library. I want to do bulk transfer to the device, and I'm trying to understand the exact ...
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Are USB and/or Ethernet payload agnostic?

I'm working on a project in which I'm trying to reduce the number of conductors in a high-bandwidth, multi-signal communication interface that requires a fiber connection for isolation and a back ...
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How can I tell if my banana fits in the banana hole?

Are all banana plugs the same? Can I use these Fluke brand banana plugs and plug them in to this Extech brand phase rotation tester? Will they fit? What defines banana plugs anyway? Is there an ISO ...
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Rinnai water heater power and communication interface/protocol

My Rinnai tankless water heater can be connected to a wifi module that controls the recirculating pump and other functions. The only connection between the PCB of the water heater and the external ...
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Difference between LVDS SerDes and FPD-Link III SerDes?

I'm new to the world of video interfaces and am working on a project in which parallelized video stream data is transmitted and subsequently received by processing components on the other end of an ...
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Checking CAN Bus load in Vector interfaces

Are there any other ways to check CAN bus load via CANlyzer (other than Statistic window) or CANoe?
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Door Phone / Intercom interface to arduino and power from dc bias?

This is my very first post on a challenge I have been struggling with for a year. How can I build a extender to my door phone (Brand Fermax) while protecting the inputs on the arduino and avoiding ...
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Is it safe to bundle together 380V cable + 24V signal cable + network cable?

I have the following cables between two machines: 380V 3-phase power cable 24V signal cable EtherCAT cable I would like to create an interface using a modular connector such as the one in the ...
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16-bit Byte-Addressable RAM Interface

I am a beginner to computer engineering and electrical engineering, and I have watched the entirety of Ben Eater's 8 bit breadboard computer series so I decided that because I understood that well, ...
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How to properly interface button switches meters away from the host

I plan to place some buttons at about 50 meters (roundtrip) away from the host and I'm not sure if I'm doing it correctly. The I/O reading the signal will be from an MCP23S17 16bit GPIO expansion IC ...
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GSM SIM800C not responding

I'm using Arduino IDE software Arduino Uno board GSM SIM800C BSNL 4g SIM card Interfacing RX (of GSM) to PIN 2 (of Arduino) TX (of GSM) to PIN 3 (of Arduino) GND to GND Power supply For Arduino - ...
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Can One hook up several displays on the same RGB parallel interface?

I am working with a 800*480 24-bit parallel RGB LCD display. The required clock for the RGB interface has to be between 23 and 27 MHz (typ. 25 MHz). For testing purposes, I need to display "...
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I2S audio interface - sync of MCLK and LRCLK signals

I plan to use IC AK4430, an I2S digital interface sound output chip, to be connecte to an ESP-07 Wifi module via 3 wires (BITclk, LRclk and DATA). But the IC also require an input signal that they ...
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Battery powered 4-20mA sensing application

I have a base system that runs on 3-AA batteries which it regulates to a system voltage of 3.3V. I want to interface that system to measure a 4-20mA sensor. For the sake of argument, lets say that ...
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What is the advantage of having multiple remote terminal (RTs) in 1553B terminal?

I have been trying to understand the difference between 1553B terminals with single and dual Remote Terminals (RTs). I have given 2 links below for the references: link 1: Single RT link 2: Dual RT ...
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Which chip or module could I use to replace MCP23017 I2C expansion chip to avoid using I2C as communications bus as it has interferance issues

Currently I'm using an Odroid C1 (It's like a Raspberry 3 more or less) and 4 MCP23017 expansion chips to increase the input/output pins. It gives me 64 additional pins that I use for a domotics ...
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Help on translating 5V rotary signal output to interface with lathe's cnc controller!

I have a hall sensor (OH137 - open collector) as an index signal on my lathe’s spindle. I have the sensor pulled high by a 1k resistor and can’t change it because they’re both glued in epoxy. This ...
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DPI interface for Raspberry pi including backlight driver

I am designing a DPI interface for my Raspberry Pi ZeroW. I believe the screen I have is exactly the same as the Pimoroni Hyperpixel 4.0 Square, just without the chunky interface PCB: https://shop....
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Does anyone recognize this debug connector?

I'm looking at a board with this debug interface and I would like to know what it is so I can consider it in future designs. The scale below is 1 mm gradient. It looks like something off the shelf ...
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What display interfaces do automotive screens use?

For example the screens inside tesla cars, I first think of HDMI, many high end embedded processor boards come with HDMI outputs, but is this connector found in actual mass production or industrial ...
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What is the purpose of having two type of output interfaces on this ADC?

The ADS4126 comes with a Double Data Rate (DDR) LVDS output interface and a I have following questions: What criteria is used to decide which one of the two to use? Can both be used to read the ADC ...
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How to access Realtek SMI interface without a dedicated processor?

I'm working with Realtek's RTL8367 switch IC. Background: I am having trouble with throughput being unbalanced. If I run iperf between two ports in one direction I get a different throughput if I ...
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Where can I Find the Memory map and register table for the S70FL01GS

I am currently working with this device: https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/100/001-98295_S70FL01GS_1_Gbit_128_Mbyte_3.0V_SPI_Flas-1102682.pdf The datasheet provides some high-level details about ...
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Bad results from using Lattice FPGA Interface to capture ADC data

Im trying to capture DDR data from ADS5463 (TI ADC). As the datasheet suggested I need to delay the clock and sample the data with DRY clock. Im using Lattice FPGA LFE3-35EA.. and using Lattice High ...
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getting access to more UARTs on micro controllers

I will need to interface a micro controller to some breakout boards that only talk through UARTs, so confronted with the eternal 'need more hardware UARTs' problem. I have seen 2 kind of solutions ...
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Questions about Interfacing ADC: ADS5463 with FPGA

Im beginner FPGA Designer. I need to interface the ADC component: ADS5463. datasheet: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ads5463.pdf with a FPGA (lattice ecp3). I need suggestions how to start ...
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What factors does the set-up time and Hold-time for an interface IC depend on?

I am working with EEPROM and QSPI Flash ICs. They have this electrical parameter called as Setup time and Hold time. I know we must not violate this in order for proper communication. But my question ...
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Project with smart phone like camera

I have an idea for a DIY electronics project which involves a camera where I want the camera to be small. I thought may be to get a camera component similar to the ones used in smart phones. But my ...
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Usage of 74LVC1T45 in open-drain case

I want to do one 'universal' or 'multiprotocol'-capable IO block and currently thinking of using 74LVC1T45 level translator to do the communication between two different voltage leveled systems. I ...
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How to connect ADF4153 modem oscillator serially with PC without using SDP board?

I tried to connect ADF4153 modem oscillator with PC using STC15W4K56S4 that I bought from Aliexpress. My PC is reading the modem but the program is not, so I am trying to connect the ADF4153 ...
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What exactly do D+ and D- on a USB connection do? [closed]

Of the four pins on the usb I know the power and the ground pins are used to supply power to a USB device. But the other two ...
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best practices in detecting relay contacts status

Currently i'm experimenting with 12VDC energy meters latching relays and at least for me the feature of detecting status of contacts ( required by some clients ) which is built in as in the diagram ...
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What is “high voltage programming”, and why do some MCUs use it?

This article on sub-10 cent MCUs mentions that many of them use a high voltage programming interface. What is this, and why would a product use it over a "regular" 5V or 3.3V programming interface?
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Design an interfacing circuit/address decoding circuit to interface one 4KB EPROM and two 2KB R/W memory for 8085 microprocessor?

I don't know if this question is a good question to get answers or not but I am trying to honestly explain my situation. I am studying 8085 microprocessor, so I am stumbled upon address decoding ...
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Is this way of sizing the load correct for this PNP output sensor?

A proximity sensor has the following specs: It is PNP output and the specs say 100mA at 30VDC. Does that mean the resistor/load between the sensor's PNP output and the GND should be more than 30V/...
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Is using the CH340G on a commercial product a horrible idea? [closed]

I'm developing a niche product that will be produced at a fairly low volume (low hundreds). I'm using an Atmega uC, and one of the requirements is the ability to be field-flashable by the user. My ...

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