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Arduino reboots or Hangs Up: Memory/Stack problem?

Using an Arduino Uno. Code runs fine for long periods of time and then either reboots or hangs up. Sometimes problem happens soon after power up. I have been researching causes on Stack Exchange, and ...
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Convert/Import old Multi-board Assembly

I am using Altium v20.2.4 and i have a Multi-board Assembly project from Altium v18. I am trying to open this document (*.MbaDoc). As it is for an older Altium version i get the info to convert it for ...
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Multisim Mathematical Equation for AC Sweep Analysis

I am trying to create a simple bode plot from an AC analysis sweep in Multisim. As shown in the picture, I have my voltage V(PR2), and I have created an expression for 20*log(V(PR2)). However, this ...
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How do I EM-Extract a subcircuit and define a different em/drawing-layer than the original circuit in AWR?

I have a 4-layer project in AWR/MWOffice and have built a parameterized microstrip inductor schematic (named "spiral") with a "Line Type" of layer1 that I wish to reuse on another ...
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Using Git version control software with IAR Embedded Workbench

I have been using Git / Bitbucket to manage versioning for Altium and MPLAB and have recently started using IAR for the STM8 series MCUs for a series of projects. Is there any Git integration to IAR ...
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Code error: platform.txt from core 'DFRobot Boards' contains deprecated recipe.ar.pattern

I've been trying to program a DFRobot Bluno board with Arduino software recently. It worked fine before but now I keep getting the following error: Arduino: 1.8.13 (Windows 10), Board: "Bluno M0 ...
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Identifying a schematic file and converting for use in Altium

I have a few schematic files which I need to open up in Altium, they are all *.sch files and when opened in Altium appear completely blank. When opened with a text editor they do appear to have all ...
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Programming a Microcontroller - JTAG and SWD

I have this Microcontroller - S32K118 64 pins. I want to load my software datafile into the microcontroller using the debugger mentioned below. I am using this J-LINK Segger BASE debugger model to ...
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FlatCAM black plotting area problem

I am trying to learn to use this software called FlatCAM that converts gerber files into gcode. The problem is that my plotting area is completly black, and when I open the gerber files, I don't see ...
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Is there good inductor calculation software? [closed]

What's a good software package for calculating all-around parameters related to inductors? Not necessarily simulating them, but just static analysis with common quantities of interest. I've used ...
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Software identification of a DIY (guitarist) CAD application

I know there is a reasonably popular tag for component identification, however I have a question about software identification. Before I used KiCad (when started with electronics), I used for a while ...
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Is it possible to hack/edit a camera's software to add custom features? [closed]

I am not a programmer but I am curious if it's possible to hack my Canon camera to be able to work in sync with a custom gimbal that I'm thinking of building. I want to add an object tracking feature ...
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Built in Self Test - In Embedded memories

I am reading this thing called -BIST (Built in Self Test). I understand that, before a module enters its intended functionality, this BIST is made to run within the module. Once, this BIST is passed, ...
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CADENCE: layout error

I'm having problems contracting, in CADENCE for some modification that I can't use the layout, I normally did the INVERTER and AND ports, but when I get to the NAND port there are some errors, a ...
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problem in defining parameters in CST Suite Studio

I want to define the thickness of a material as a parameter in CST Suite Studio. When I give the integer value to the parameter, the model is designed correctly and has a thickness, but when the value ...
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How to implement Software PWM on an AVR on a timer ISR? Failing to grasp the maths for this

Say I have a timer running on an atmega328 8MHz like so: ...
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How to indentify which PCB revision at runtime? [duplicate]

I have a board going out into the wild which we know over time will be revised for various reasons including cost, EOL components, reliability etc. We will also be providing firmware update on an ...
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Embedded hardware from software developer point of view

for the first time I have been facing a task to develop software for a given embedded hardware (Xilinx Zynq 7000 - datasheet) from scratch. The software which I am going to develop will control ...
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CADENCE wireless connection

I would like to know if you have a way to call without needing a line of communication at CADENCE? See the example in the PROTEUS software image, at the time I made the connections without needing ...
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Power output in an Arduino using analogwrite()

I understand that using arduinowrite(anynumberoutput,0-255) will give me a average voltage output x/255 *5v to be outputted from Arduino. Hence, when this question ask, An PWM is generated by the ...
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Altium automatically adds footprint to new library component. How to solve it?

I have a problem with Altium and i couldn't solve it. When I add new symbol to my integrated library, by default it has 6 footprints and the symbol designator and comment is same every time (not ...
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Software for computing AC resistance in a transformer - Proximity and Skin effect - Dowell Equations

I'm looking for a software which can compute the losses (or just the AC resistance of the wires) in a transformer due to proximity and skin effect in function of the different parameters of a ...
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How do BIOS controls/settings affect hardware?

What exactly happens when you change the configuration settings in BIOS? Does it change some register value in the subsystem's register set directly?
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Existe diferencia de impedância no CST

I have doubts about the impedance indicated in the images if they are different in your analysis? Or are they the same impedance in different places?
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Simulation circuit program open source

I need to perform circuit simulations and from what I have been able to see the programs that are most used for this practice are Proteus and Multisim. But such programs are not open source. I have ...
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CST -Computer Simulation Technology for Microstrip Antenna Design

I have a lot of difficulty understanding certain functions and understandings of CST, I know frequency, reflection coefficient S11 and transmission loss But the image below shows what I doubt. If ...
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Unknown schematics

I'm trying to open some circuit schematics for some equipment I have in my lab. However, they were designed some time ago (2013) by an unknown technician with an unknown program. There are two folders,...
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Best practice for handling buffers

I'm writing some evaluation code with a lot of rx/tx operations, using the same two buffers and I started to think about how this could easily go very wrong. I can argue that it is nice to clear/...
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RF Communication Simulation Software

I was wondering about free software for modelling RF communications, such as creating a transponder equipment line up, changing equipment parameters etc and modelling performances like BER, S/N, Phase ...
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Troubles connecting microcontroller STM32 NUCLEO-F401RE as a USB device to PC

This is as much a software question as it is electronics question, but here we go. I am very new to STM32 micro controllers and I've been sitting with this problem for the last 3 days of so My goal: ...
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Circuit drawing software

Does anyone recognize the software in whitch these circuits were drawn?
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Importing EasyEDA project to EAGLE

I have a problem with uploading my EasyEDA project to EAGLE. Is there a way to open project from EasyEDA in EAGLE, I'm unable to find anything about it. EasyEDA exports files in .json format.
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How do you structure large embedded projects? [closed]

Background: Junior R&D electronics engineer (the only EE in the company) - the hardware and the coding is not the problem. My biggest issue is getting a proper overview of the project, and where ...
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Chua's circuit's pattern not fully shown

I have made a Chua's circuit, and hooked a soundcard oscilloscope to it, to measure the voltage across C1 and C2. Circuit diagram: Source:Kennedy 92(pdf). Software used: soundcard scope. The ...
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What is single and multi connection mode( AT+CIPMUX=0 or 1) in esp8266 AT commands

I was studying the AT commands to program atmega328p for the communication with esp8266. Now I am confused with the command AT+CIPMUX=0 or 1 , it explains that 1 for multiple connection, 0 for single ...
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Scanning simultaneously across 2-dimensions electronically (like a “3D oscilloscope”)

I have a laser that has sensitivity to two electrical inputs (that can be input simultaneously). Of course, I can easily add an electrical signal with an input of a "linear sweep", and observe the ...
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Software vs hardware-defined GNSS receivers

I am conducting research into the accuracy of smartphone positional fixing accuracy. I have come to understand that smartphones use software-defined receivers rather than hardware-defined receivers. ...
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Range for raw analog import in PulseView (SigRok)?

Apologies in advance if I chose the wrong forum - this is mostly a software question; however, I thought it would be irrelevant to most on StackOverflow that don't do electrical engineering, so I ...
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Drawing circuits with IC pinout diagrams [closed]

I am not sure whether this community or the tex.sx is the most appropriate for my question. I have an assignement where I am given a boolean expression and I have to implement these expressions using ...
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Resistor calculator to get close to a final value?

If I search on internet I see thousands of serial or parallel resistor calculators, where you can fill in the 'input' resistors, and the output resistance is given. However, I wonder if there is a ...
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What breadboard simulation software is this?

I'm not familiar with what software is available and cannot recognize the origin of this diagram. Does anyone know what software this is? I'm only guessing that it can perform simulation; it may just ...
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What software use to hack wireless protocol ( logic analyze ) USBee

Q: What software do you use for logic analyze? Why: I try to hack(reverse engineering) my home wireless heating system control to make my own central control unit. Wireless: My heating system uses ...
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How is this program called? [closed]

I found this image somewhere on the internet and I am wondering what program is it.
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Why does autorouter revert to 98% after reaching 100%?

I managed to route an entire complex board with eagle, or so I thought. At first it worked. Then I began adding large fills (ground planes and VCC planes) in order to minimize impedance. I now added ...
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Visual circuit simulation on a Mac

I am currently trying to design a circuit on a Mac (some might say therein lies my problem). My goal is simply to design a rudimentary implementation of the circuit which I can visualise working I ...
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How to make a circuit diagram for a PDF document? [closed]

SmartDraw seems nice but is not free. Circuit Lab was way easier to use, but I could not even rotate the "current source" arrow to point in the upward direction Circuitikz involves typing in ...
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8051 baud rate calculator using 16-bit timer for software UART timing

I'm making a project in which pulsed laser beam data is sensed through many optical sensors (one sensor per port pin), so essentially, I'm going to be making 4 UARTs to sense this. Currently I am ...
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Why not detecting zero crossing of the back EMFs in BLDC by software?

I am reading about the state-of-the-art approaches to detect the zero crossing of the back (trapezoidal) EMFs on a 3-phase BLDC for sensorless control. Even digitally implemented, they use various ...
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Will the High-Level Synthesis (HLS) design approach for FPGAs reduce the demand for RTL designers? [closed]

I'm a senior electrical engineering student who's very interested in FPGAs and RTL design. But recently after learning what HLS compilers are capable of I had to consider the possibility that ...
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Altium 18 - “Override library primitive” option missing?

I'm busy setting up my new install of Altium 18 to match my preferred settings, namely making the default schematic font Consolas (for the purposes of mono spacing and slashed zeroes). Normally this ...

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