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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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Interfacing Gyro with arduino

I'm quite new to the world of electronics, and so I need some newbee-help. I've got an Arduino uno, and I've recently bought a LPR550AL pitch & roll gyro. (if it helps detailed info can be found ...
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adc-fpga interface guidelines for vhdl

I want to interface 3 separate ADS8548 ADC with XC3S200AN fpga. The fpga masters the control lines of the ADCs and it also acquires the digital data from the ADCs through parallel bus. I will have ...
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Interface telephone handset

I have an immediate need (for a stage play) to take the audio from the microphone of a telephone handset and feed it to a Shure M67 audio mixer, familiar to anyone who's been in radio for a while (...
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ARM Programming interface and tool chain

I have acquired a RM48L952 that is an ARM Cortex R4F from TI and I would like to start learning ARM development with this chip. My question is can I use any JTAG programmer to program it? Something ...
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Muxed pin of Analog To Digital Converter,ADS8548 - Interface Issue

I am trying to interface TI's ADS8548 ADC with Xilinx XC3S700AN FPGA to get the coordinates from an accelerometer. When I went trough the spec of the ADC, I found that pin20 is a muxed pin for DB11/...
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Interfacing HEDS 9700 optical encoder with AVR atmega32

I'm trying to interface an HEDS 9700 optical encoder using an HCTL-2020 IC (or anything else) with my Atmega ( atmega128, atmega32, atmega16, atmega8 or any AVR-family based microcontroller, don't ...
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Interfacing Lego Mindstorm with ultrasonic transducers and actuators

I'm very new to electronics. I'm working on my school science project and am having difficulties to turn theory into praxis. For my science project, I'm aiming to construct a device that will enable ...
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PCI obsolescence - IEEE1284 (EPP,ECP,LPT) printer port ASIC

I have a product in volume manufacture where the embedded CPU is now obsolete. I have to replace that CPU with a lower cost alternative. For political (and practical) reasons I don't have a choice ...
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I2C - RS232 controller

anyone have reccomendations for an IC that can be used to access a device with an RS-232 interface from an I2C bus? Id rather have something that doesnt need programming as I already have a uC master ...
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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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Electric flow rate (Amper) on the com-port

I have sending data through com-port from PC. Is there a constant rate of flow of electric charge (Ampere) when the com-port is used while sending or not sending data through it? Does the Ampere on ...
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connecting avr microcontroller to the internet

I'd like to connect my AVR microcontroller to the Internet. I tried the enc28j60 ethernet controller, but I faced some problems with it. Besides I've read a lot about it and found it easy to be used ...
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Weight measurement using load cell and process indicator

I need to measure 0-200kg using a Baumer SAS PA418 process indicator. The manual is in french, I tried to use google translate but understand very little. A load cell is attached with the indicator ...
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Uploading Program to Arduino Using FTDI Cable or Programmer

I would like detailed instructions on how to go about uploading a program onto an Arduino using an FTDI cable/programmer. I'm just not quite sure what parts to order and how to go about doing it. ...
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BNC camera computer interface

I have some security cameras who's only interface is a BNC connector and I want to use them to do video processing. I want to find a simple way to interface a BNC camera with my computer so that I can ...
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Serial data transfer from Omega DP80 legacy hardware to computer

Can anyone provide me with some guidance on setting up a legacy serial connection on an Omega (brand) thermocouple display? I would like to use the serial data interface (Omega DP80-Ser) to reliably ...
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How to work with FTDI V2DIP1-48?

Could someone please direct me how to interface with this chip? I am a total newbie in electronics, and after buying this chip, well, i have absolutely no idea how to connect it. The chip has an USB ...
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Why is RS-422 interface interference insensitive?

I am trying to understand differences between RS-232 & RS-485. I just don't grasp what is the core principle behind RS-422 inteference resistance? Is it number of wires (4 instead of 3)? Is it ...
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I2C 5 <-> 3.3V Interface Chip

Does the classical 5V <--> 3.3V bidirectional MOSFET interfacing solution exist as a DIP package? Or is the commopn way to place discrete MOSFETs in your circuit? In that case, what are some common ...
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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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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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How do I isolate an open collector MISO from a non-open collector MISO?

I'm using an Arduino to control a PlayStation 2 Controller and microSD card over SPI. As usual, they share a MISO, SCLK, and MOSI pin. Each has their own slave select pin. The PS2 controller's MISO ...
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Accessories for Android devices with USB host

The Android Accessory SDK relies on the accessory having USB host. However, my understanding is that newer versions of Android (3.1, 2.4?) have USB host support in the kernel. And I know many ...
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using usb serial converter as VDIP? arduino

There are several documents about interfacing between Arduinos and USB flash drives. Do I have to use "VDIP1" only, or is it OK to use FTDI USB-to-serial converter? It seems both methods can use ...
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Datasheet doesn't include pinout info?

I am trying to connect arduino and usb lancard In the datasheet, there is USB transceiver interface, containing symbol, type, pin number, description (usb D+ or D- signal). However, the datasheet (...
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Electronic pan/tilt camera

Is it possible to conceive of a system that would use a stationary camera with a fish-eye lens to effectively provide the same images as a camera that was actually panning and tilting.
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Running network cable near X-Ray equipment

My mother runs a small veterinary clinic. She is getting a new X-Ray machine that will need a network connection to send digital copies of the X-Ray to the server. I will be installing a wall plate ...
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Intefacing a PIC Mircocontroller (PIC16F84A) to two stepper motors

I am a neewbie here so don't cush me yet but I have a question concering stepper motors and Microcontrollers (more specificaly PIC16F84A). Does anyone know how to Inteface these two devices? Steppers ...
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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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interface IrDA with encoder

We have a pair of IrDA and its encoder/decoder. After reading the datasheet, we still dont know how to interface IrDA with En/Decoder. Here is our current connection: When using BAUD rate 9600, we ...
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Recommend a Serial to USB cable/converter that works with modern OSes [closed]

I'm hacking on a board that has an RS232 interface (via a Max232 chip). My new computer doesn't have a serial port, which leaves me using USB. I actually have a Serial to USB cord already, but it ...
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touch film replacing keyboard

I am evaluating whether it can use "resistive touch film" in project-based cards using USBizi Chipset-100 in place of a conventional keyboard. I would like to see some similar design to see howto make ...
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LCD parallel interfaces

I might not be able to find an LCD with a 24 bit parallel interface, which is what my controller requires. I have seen 18 bit parallel interfaces, though. I assume that I could really just use the ...
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Interfacing TSOP IR Receiver with Arduino

How do I send signals from a 38 kHz Vishay's TSOP series IR receivers to an Arduino and make the Arduino act accordingly(eg. move a motor)?
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Programming Interface for TI DSP

I'm about to design a PCB for a project with a TI DSP (TMS320C6720). What is the best method to use as an interface for getting the program onto the DSP? I haven't done this part myself before. I'll ...
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Computer to Arduino Interface Options

I need to send 800 bytes of data from a computer to an arduino board every 20ms (approximately). I began with the serial library which works nicely but it is too slow even at its highest rate (115200 ...
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Recommended LCD interface solution?

We have a solution for graphic color LCD's (resolution up to 800x600) right now that we are not very happy with: Our ARM Cortex M3 drives the LCD over a 8080 bus and the LCD module must provide the ...
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Can a Spartan-3A / AN / E implement edge detection for a 5MP camera

I am thinking to go in for a FPGA starter kit, I browsed the Xilinx website and found that the Spartan 3 series were quite economical - Spartan3AN, Spartan3A and Spartan3E. The Spartan 3AN seems to be ...
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What is a digital video port?

I see a few questions here casually mention that image sensor modules have a "standard parallel digital video port (DVP) or ... MIPI high-speed serial interface" "Where do I start with embedded video?...
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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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What configuration should I use for a system that includes an ARM and an FPGA?

I have a design that uses an Altera Cyclone FPGA to implement a Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) and an ARM device to do cryptographic work and I/O with the PUF. The PUF is very large, and takes ...
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logic triggerable strobe light circuit

Does anyone have a circuit that will trigger a strobe light to flash in response to a TTL logic signal? Specifically, if I have a strobe circuit capable of flashing 1000 times per second, it seems ...
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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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Phone RF Module Interfacing with an Arduino

A little while ago I desoldered a 900 MHz phone and its base's RF modules and was wondering if anyone could help me to interface them with an Arduino, or just help find a datasheet. The numbers on ...
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How do I find an E.E. to partner with for a product?

I am a software developer and need to work with a partner who will design and develop a device (SIMPLE device) to interface with the iPhone hardware port. I am not sure of the best place to find such ...