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

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Is there any bidirectional 5v-3.3v level shifter?

Is there any IC that interfaces any 3.3V Input/Output to 5V Output/Input? I need it primarily for an Arduino Due but if there any bidirectional IC that works like that it would be great. Some people ...
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How to build a motherboard [closed]

I am building my own laptop, and found out that the motherboard for a laptop has to be designed based on the case. So, I am designing my own motherboard. The thing is, I have no idea how a ...
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How to build a USB controller having knobs, sliders, and switches

How does one go about building an interface for a USB device that allows interfacing pots, linear/log tapers, and momentary/toggle switches to a computer? If someone could give me a high-level ...
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Voltage Level Shifting

I know there are similar questions on the site, but I wanted to ask it from a somewhat different perspective. I've got a 5V device (Device A) that can operate at 3.3V. I've got a 3.3V device (...
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How exactly does the transition between Software and Hardware occur?

Well first allow me to explain what I actually meant to ask. Ok, so it is clearly known that without software, a piece of hardware is just a lifeless body, something without a soul. But I clearly ...
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Ethernet RJ45 interfacing with microcontroller

I am working on a project, (still in the nascent stage) where I have to implement a serial communication interface and an Ethernet interface. I tried to find out as much as I can and got the following ...
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Interfacing switch and LED

I am trying to write a program in which I am interfacing a switch and a LED. I want a program so that when I press the switch the LED turns on and when I press again that led turns off. Right now I ...
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Simple Adaptive Amplifier Options for Sensor Interfaces

Related: High Resolution ADC for Noisy Sensors in Variable Conditions I'm building an interface using resistive textile-based sensors that may have different resistance ranges depending on ...
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Mysterious LCD interface without wires [duplicate]

I was ripping off a Center 352 Infrared Thermometer. The basic functionality is to sense the temperature and display it on an LCD. The LCD turned out to have no interface to the controller. The PCB ...
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Processor with hardware camera interface port?

I was looking for a processor to interface to the DVP port of a 5MP CMOS camera module. I could possibly write the software for doing this but I've heard that many processors have a hardware camera ...
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SDXC Card Reader with LPC1822

in my application I have an SD Card reader using the NXP LPC1822 microcontroller. It works very good with all SD- and SDHC-Cards I've tested so far. Only thing that does not work is SDXC. I already ...
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Best PC interface for simple custom hardware

What interface of your PC do you use in order to connect to simple custom hardware? The most commonly used interface was RS232 some while ago and today is probably USB, but wouldn't it be simpler for ...
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Is there any 8080 Series Parallel Interface standard?

I want to know whether there is a standard for 8080 like parallel interface. What I want to do is connect LCD driver to MCU(stm32). Some doc told me how to connect MCU to the drivers via 8080 like ...
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need for external i/o interfacing like in 8086 for latest processors

I am a student now currently learning about interfacing 8255 with 8086. For me the doubt is that, is there a need for external i/o interfacing like in 8086 for latest processors? what is GPIO ?
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What is this type of digits-only LCD called?

I've seen this type of LCD many times in weigh scales, calculators, gauges, micrometers, etc. I know it's a fairly traditional display but I really like its compactness, simplicity, and maybe it even ...
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LPDDR2 reference design?

I've been trying to interface LPDDR2 ram with my SOC but got confused as to how to connect the CA lines. Does anyone have any reference designs of LPDDR2 for me to go off of?
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Interfacing an inductive proximity sensor with a Microcontroller using a sort of PNP-NPN transistors combination

I'm trying to repair an old circuit based on the Micro-controller S87C751 interfaced with an inductive proximity sensor similar to one already posted here The sensor is powered +24V. I followed the ...
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What is the best interface circuitry for using FSR sensors?

Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) is a sensor which lowers its resistance when there is force upon it. If there is no force acting on it, the resistance is ~10MOhms. Looking at Interlink's guide (...
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Convert parallel LVDS to csi-2

I have a camera outputing parallel data and I want to interface it with iMX6 module which accepts CSI-2 camera data. Are there any ready & cheap solutions to convert parallel into CSI-2. Lattice ...
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Data transfer from Microcontroller to computer [closed]

I'm looking for a good link to data from Microcontroller to computer. I do not know what kind of communications is suitable for me. I need a link which has a bit rate more than 50 Mbit/sec. and also ...