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I2C noise from 433MHz transmitter

I have built a little thermostat based on BMP280 temperature sensor over I2C, ESP8266 Lolin v3 and STX882 433Mhz transmitter. I have not added additional pull-up resistors or decoupling capacitors. ...
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Calculating Capacitance / Rolloff Frequency for Across the Line RFI Supression

I’m in the process of restoring my first All American Five (AA5) tube radio – in this case, a GE Model 115 from the late 1940s. As I’m getting ready to order replacement capacitors for it, one of ...
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ADC signal close to D+/D- signals layout suggestion

My circuit is laid out in way so that the analog front end is on a different pcb than the MCU board. The two PCBs are connected with a vertical connector of which 4 pins are used to transfer two low ...
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What's the suitable wire size for 9VDC @25 Amps line?

I am trying to put together the requirements for a cable and I was wondering what would be the most suitable wire size to load the DUT with 25Amps @ 9VDC. I will have few other high current lines ...
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bluetooth 5 interference from other phones interrupts audio (a2dp and hfp)

(I tried to find the best forum to ask this, here seems the best place; please recommend alternative before downvoting) Problem: while listening to music over bluetooth A2DP profile from a gps (zumo ...
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When are 1:1 baluns worth it?

I am trying to build an antenna to connect to the GOES-16 satellite (downlink at 1690,1MHz, linear polarization) with my SDR. My plans are using a 1m offset parabolic dish with a BiQuad feed, ...
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Can an isoSPI interface work without isolation?

Ive got a LTC6820 that I will be communicating with a LTC6811 and they both use isoSPI but all the example diagrams show the connections going through a transformers and twisted wire like this: But ...
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How to measure noise on an antenna in system

I am working on an antenna based RF receiver (AM/FM radio) that appears to be picking up interference from other parts of the circuit. I want to view the noise spectrum, but the receiver chip doesn't ...
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Where to place RF shield

I'd like to put a pump drive circuit similar to the one shown below on the same PCB that has two I2C devices, a GPS module, seven analog signals, an ESP32 MCU transmitting WiFi via a trace antenna, ...
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Brushless motor back and high current and IC

I'm trying to replace the brain of my neato vacuum which is broken. I've already repair a cleaning MOP but with this one I have a problem with the brushless motor which is throwing some party fun in ...
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Radar and Standing Waves

I have a doubt about the working principle of a simple Radar. Consider a stationary object, which does not move with respect to our transmitter. We send an electromagnetic wave to it, and it will ...
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SPI interfering with ADC sample

I'm attempting to record 8-bit/8kbps audio to an SD card using the samd21g18a microcontroller. I'm having an issue where the ADC sample value drops whenever the SD card is being written to. This ...
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Adjacent Signal Selectivity: Section 6.1 of ETSI EN 303 372-2 (RED testing). Bad procedure/standard?

I'm doing pre-certification testing to ETSI EN 303 372-2 V1.1.1 (2016-04), specifically the Adjacent Signal Selectivity test in Section 6.1. I am a Systems engineer with lots of experience designing ...
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Unexpected audio signal interference with camera recording

When watching this video I noticed that low audio frequency creates a visual ripple effect. I'd like to know how this is possible. I guess this can't be due to software smoothing of whole-camera ...
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Two brushless motors mounted together, magnetic interference?

This migth be a bit of an odd question... I got two brushless motors from an old air-board. They are 350 W each and I'm thinking of mounting them together for better torque. But what would happen? ...
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Thin CAT6 cable - RFI problems?

I have got a short length (1m) of standard fat CAT5 shielded cable that runs inside a piece of equipment before the signal exits via a bulkhead connector to a PC. It's the old kind that is a real pain ...
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MAX 485 performance

I wanted to test the performance of MAX485 drivers. I set up one driver and one receiver 2-3 meters apart. A 100 Hz square wave was being sent down the line. Roughly in the middle of the cable I put a ...
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If a PEC surface completely reflects an EM wave, why doesn't an ungrounded shield work?

I was thinking about shielding and its effectiveness. An ungrounded shield doesn't work well for either inductive or capacitive coupling. However, if you think about plane wave theory, a PEC surface ...
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Can wax really improve the performance of a FM transmitter?

Why would the use of wax improve the performance of a FM transmitter? Consider this from the video How to build a FM radio transmitter, at 4 min 14 secs: "Theoretically this helps decrease onboard ...
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Individual Three Phase Potential Transformers vs Three Potential Transformers in one case

If I had to select between Individual Three Phase Potential Transformers vs Three Potential Transformers in one case for a 600V system (which doesn't require many inches of spacing between phases to ...
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Interference from well pump pressure switch and microcontroller

I am using the Parallax Propeller to start and stop timers for an auto racing timing system. Out of 250 cars there were timing issues with about 10 or so. It was very random and hard to diagnose. I ...
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Is this quote about interference from wireless charging coils accurate?

This blog post suggests that apple dropped their promised AirPower wireless charging mat because it didn't pass EMI standards, specifically due to the (unconfirmed) idea that they were using a large ...
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Using a switching DC-DC converter in high dynamic range current/voltage sensing

I'm thinking of making a power meter circuit which will have a high-side current-sensing amp (LTC6102), a resistive voltage divider for sensing the voltage, a dual op-amp (OPA2365) as a buffer for the ...
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Weird SWD debug port behaviour

Today I have started to encounter strange problems with SWD debugging. The debug only works if I keep my finger on the SWD pins. To be more interesting I have the same problem with the boards I was ...
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How is electromagnetic interference possible when measuring voltage difference?

This question is primarily concerned with audio but it's probably applicable to other areas as well. As far as I understand, EMI is caused by electromagnetic waves adding power to wires as they ...
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Wireless phone chargers in a lab environment? [closed]

We are talking about devices that are designed to pump out quite a bit of power in the MHz. Admittedly the chips have comms protocols so they don't spew all the time, and the resonant circuits are ...
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Interference on car bluetooth system

I just did some work on my car audio system and am having some problems with interference. I added a bluetooth receiver and wired it directly to my stereo cd player input. The receiver is powered from ...
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Shield grounding location for an STP cable in a balanced system

If a balanced source or driver is coupled to a differential balanced receiver via a balanced STP cable as shown in the hand drawn illustration below: in such case I have read that grounding the ...
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Grounding the components of a DIY cnc machine

I'm in the process of building a DIY cnc machine. It already runs, but I noticed it has some interference problems (steppers act weird on occasions, the full graphic smart controller LCD has trouble ...
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Heaphone amplifier PSU noise

I built myself a headphone amplifier using the LM49600 and a PGA2310 for volume control. This part of the circuit is fairly standard and I don't think it's the problem. I wanted it to be powered by a ...
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Standards for conducted EMI testing

I have some doubts to interpret the CISPR standards, one of them is in relation to the test environment for EMI conducted (150kHz up to 30MHz). The minimum size indicated for the vertical or ...
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How to reduce spike in Power Supply and GND (SCR + Ignition Coil)

My circuit: Signal coupled in power supply (3.3V) of STM32F103 during spark: Is there any benefit to using this diode (circled in red) or not (without this diode the snubber circuit will start ...
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Signal to Interference Ratio in OFDM

I have the following two users that are using two subcarriers in an OFDM system. One user (User 2) is received with a frequency offset due to synchronization problems. The figure below shows the ...
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How to conclude the necessity for unbalanced to balanced signal conversion for this scenario?

This is a bit specific system related question about simultaneous data-acquisition for several transducers. Therefore hope you don’t mind for the long intro and the question. It would be too implicit ...
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What could be causing this interference and how to eliminate it?

(update: Please also see the major edit at the end) A sensitive electronic equipment Device 1 below is basically composed of a power line EMI filter at the mains entry, an SMPS power supply which ...
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Question related to the interference seen at the spectrum analyzer's receiver

I am preparing for the RF course exam. I have an old question on hand that I am trying to solve. Please review my attempt. Question: A simple spectrum analyzer with superheterodyne receiver ...
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Electro magnetic interference with Arduino Uno and a portable radio

I'm surprised when I'm working with Arduino Uno, by just sitting beside a portable radio, like when I was powered on both Arduino & Radio and when they are close to each other I got some noise ...
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How to connect a switch to a microcontroller in an extremly noisy environment

I'm currently working on redesigning the control circuit of a CNC machine (more specific: an Isel milling cutter). Only the digital part will be of interest, I'll keep the old power electronics (motor ...
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Why are inductively coupled RFID systems put in certain frequency bands when there are no EM waves used?

LF - 125 kHz HF - 13.56 MHz Those frequencies refer to the magnetic field that is used to induce a voltage in the transponder. Can the magnetic fields actually interfere with EM waves in the ...
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Long wires causing Raspberry Pi to die?

I've been working on a simple project involving a Raspberry pi and some switches. I would never thought I would have any problem for something as simple as a switch, but here I am. The 2 wires from ...
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Influence of copper thickness on interference between PCB tracks

Explanation : I have designed a PCB for motor control. On this PCB there is a power part and a logic part. The power part is composed of MOSFETs, MOSFET drivers, hall sensor for current feedback and ...
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GSM Interference with Meanwell Switch mode PSU

I am having trouble with interference from a GSM modem and my switch mode PSU. I do not know much about interference and how the radiation patterns works for GSM. Below is an image of the circuit ...
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Digital Counter signal oscillation

I've a digital counter (Kubler Codix 908) with integrated 30Hz interference input filter integrated, but sometimes (when the contact that will increment the counter is closed) it counts two pieces... ...
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GPS L5C Differential? Max Update Rate(bits/s|Hz)?

The differential GPS chips use L1 and L2C to calculate the ionospheric interference. With the new GPS satellites, the new band L5C is being deployed, and I am wondering about the following things: ...
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PC monitor flickers/resets when washer motor switches on or off [closed]

My room is next to our laundry and I've recently got a new PC monitor. I've noticed each time the motor in the washing machine is switched on or off, my monitor flickers/resets. The monitor is 32" but ...
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Electrical noise resets & chattering in relay modules using ESP8266

I am trying to build my own SONOFF like device by using a Wemos D1 mini and associated circuitry. I am facing an issue with electrical noise where whenever switching of the relay causes chattering ...
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can a PC parallel port produce interference?

Please forgive me for crossing wires on top of IC's but I wanted to get things done, yet still have no luck. Let me explain the circuit. I created a circuit in which three parallel port data lines ...
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Help review my first arduino PCB: What did I do wrong? [closed]

EDIT: After taking all what you guys said into account, I edited the pcb into the following. Changed the FTDI while breaking the ground loops and working on the traces a bit, changed the size of the ...
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Transformer vs capacitive vs both coupling to speaker

I have seen various configurations in my lifetime on how an 8-ohm output speaker is connected to amplifier circuits. Currently I'm doing a project using an LM386 amplifier and I capacitor coupled ...
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Can a bilateral switch block transmitter interference and can my board still produce great audio?

I made a circuit in which an ISD1760 chip outputs music via an LM386 IC and I like the quality and volume of sound, however, when I run an HM-TRP transmitter on the same circuit board and the ...