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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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Software to visualise connections between publications [closed]

I'm searching for a program to keep an overview over the publications relevant for my work (for example ieee articles). The most basic functionalities should be to visualize the connections between ...
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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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Waveform monitoring on PC

I'm searching for a simple multimeter / oscilloscope simulation on Windows/Linux, which has the ability to import txt. or csv. datafiles and generate a video of an alternating voltage. I've been ...
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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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Indicate Heating, Burning and so on in Circuit Simulation Software

Is there have any simulation software which is indicating other than current signals like heating, burning and so on with time by Power. Circuit simulating like real world behaviors of circuit. ...
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software pwm with pic16F628A and XC8

My current knowledge of PICs is currently limited to simple LED blinking with and without the use of interrupts and timers in C code with XC8, MPLAB IDE, and Pickit 3. I have trouble implementing this ...
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Quadrature encoder - Most efficient implementation

Simply put, I'm controlling a simple DC-motor with a dual-channel encoder with a microcontroller for a personal project, and I'm trying to find the "best" implementation of the following state-machine ...
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How to compare footprints of SMD? [closed]

How easy compare dimensions and footprints for different size SMT components. I mean how compare footprints of 0603 with 0402 size components. For example. I want to know is there possible to use ...
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CMSIS - Peripheral Definitions - Structs With Unions Syntax? [closed]

I've moving over from 8 bit bare-metal registers, and having to learn some new C Kungfu to wrap my head around the CMSIS Core approach. I have a snippet of code here from a Peripheral Access Layer ...
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How to develop for the NRF24LE1?

I found about the nRF24LE1 chips a while ago and they seem perfect for really small applications that require RF, since they are the same as the well known nRF 24L01, but include a 8051 MCU and memory....
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Project Collaboration Tools [closed]

I formed a startup business six months ago. The first product has been designed consisting of a PCB, some firmware, verification tests, and some supporting PC-based application software. The first ...
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What software was used for drawing this schematic?

I was reading a book on digital electronics and the gates with more than two input are drawn differently. I have seen many books that draw schematic in this style. I was wondering what software did ...
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What is the software equivalent of an engineering change order?

We have a device on which we are considering doing a software update on a bare metal microcontroller. The new image would be programmed on all future products. If I was to change a component on the ...
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Altium PDF exporter throws all nets off-center

I have a schematic I am exporting to PDF to send. However, when I use the SmartPDF or export through an outjob Altium moves all net names, port names, and pin names to the left. Am I missing some ...
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SIM800L - No response while sending AT commands

I'm new to this arduino world. I'm trying to communicate with my arduino nano and SIM800L. I read few things in the internet and found a basic code. I tried copying it and tried to work it out, but I'...
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SIM800L not responding to AT commands

I am on a very exciting project, by the SIM800L module is resisting hard ! The hardware : clone arduino nano (dx.com) SIM800L module + antenna (dx.com) Lipo battery 3.7V 150mAh (letmeknow.com) The ...
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Accelerometer SA0 & SA1 Pin hanging

I'm trying to TWI communication between accelerometer FXOS8700 & micro-controller (nrf51) but I forgot to connect SA0 & SA1 line to micro-controller pin (or connection to GND) & all PCB ...
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How to find a specific component in Altium PCB

When viewing a PCB (.pcbdoc) layout in Altium, is there a way to search for a specific component by name? Like "highlight C35 and show it on the screen"?
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Free simple application for making a prototype shield [closed]

Is there a simple and free application for 'designing' a prototype shield (like this?) Currently I use Excel and a 'Above' and 'Below' side next to each other but it gets messy already with such a ...
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measure the voltage of electronics component connected on breadboard using own software

I wanted to ask something related to breadboard designing. Is this possible that we can design own breadboard such that when it interact with software, then if you put the leads between the nodes of ...
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What software was used for these schematic diagrams?

I have several diagrams that I attached to this post. Does anyone know what software was used to make them? I attached the diagrams as PNG files but in PDF files that I have, they are in vector ...
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Software to make a simple Pinout Diagram [closed]

I would like to make a simple diagram showing the pin outs of all of the pins on a board that I have. I would like to do something like the image in this post. All of the answers to this question ...
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How to check if the FLASH MEMORY IC software is responsive or currupted?

I do the repairing of different types of electronic gadgets, Sometimes i get devices with problem of not booting up, Then i have to trace the power tracks and check all the power sources and the ...
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How to burn hex code program file into AT89S52?

I am a beginner in Embedded. I have 8051 microcontroller development board with AT89S52 microcontroller. The board has max232 for serial communication. I have connected this development board with my ...
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Is there software for automating logic design?

As in, you choose what you want the nodes to function as then the software fills in an optimized logic design for you? seems like it would be simple enough. perhaps only fill in 70% or so and you do ...
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Software for drawing circuit schematics and SPICE simulations on Mac? [closed]

Problem: I'm trying to find a robust, user friendly, schematic design and SPICE simulation software that will run on a Mac. I have used Multisim for design and simulation in the past. I'm ...
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Phasors Diagram Software [closed]

I've searched the Net to find a decent software that would give me phasors plots with stacked phasors (for adding , subtracting phasors etc), such as the image below, but I couldn't find it. I tried ...
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When i try to connect xbee s1 to computer using xbee regulated explorer, xctu is not seeing it

So I have an Xbee regulated explorer with an Xbee and I am connecting DIN - RX DOUT - TX GND - GND 5V - 5V but X-CTU(old version) is not seeing the Xbee when I click test/query. It ...
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Is there a professional field/classification for people who do test-engineering?

Through my career so far, I have always done work involving developing software to test electronics. This has involved writing diagnostics in embedded C/C++ for ARM controller, and even such high ...
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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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Realtek 8188 WiFi module continuous transmit mode [closed]

I'm going to certify an appliance with a RT8188 WiFi module, for which I did the Android port and wrote the software. The certification laboratory is now asking me to write a test software that can ...
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Some general question on verification from scratch

I'm not a huge expert on hardware verification, I mean I know what the purpose of verification is (basically check if the system what it is expected to do) and I've used some tools for verification, ...
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Boosting NFC range for mobile device

I am a type one diabetic and they just released a new advancement in technology. Its a sensor that transmits via NFC to your smart phone. But the range is one inch to be able to read the blood sugar. ...
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Is it possible to extract pcb layout from an already made PCB?

Is it possible to remove all the components from a PCB, take pictures of it, and use any software to extract the PCB layout, or at least make a copy of the same layout? If so, which softwares can do ...
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Software timers and interrupts on a microcontroller

I have few questions on software timers and interrupts on a microcontroller. Just for information, I use a dsPIC33E microcontroller. The final goal is to implement a serial communication protocol: ...
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Implementing CAN bus software termination

I noticed that a lot of CAN new test equipment allow you to enable/disable the termination via software. Is there an new transceiver in the market or an accepted way to implement this??
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Is there a tool to automatically convert Sequential Circuits into Flip Flops

I am working on a project which requires me to convert Mealy and Moore Machines into Flip Flops. Although the task isn't difficult, but it is exceptionally boring to repeat certain set of instructions,...
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Can Inkscape be used for layout editing for photolithography?

Inkscape is capable of exporting DXF files, a format that is accepted by photolithography masks manufacturers. Before I start working on layouts with Inkscape I would like to know if the exported DXF ...
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Is there a risk for the HW to debug an embedded software if the JTAG integrity is bad?

I had to debug a C embedded software in a noisy environment. As a result the integrity test of the JTAG connection had a failing rate between 30% and 60%. What are the risks to make JTAG accesses in ...
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Example code to read device ID of MachXo2 with FTDI -JTAG

In my project I am working on MachX02 programming with FTDI master using JTAG functionality. I am trying to read device ID of MachX02, but not working, here is my sample code to read device ID of ...
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software for wiring and designing electric panel [closed]

I need some help in designing an electric panel. I have designed some pcb's (Power, control, relays...) and I want to place all of them in a nice way (As shown in the pic. The pic is taken from https:/...
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Keysight's Advanced Design System users, what's wrong with this simulation - II [duplicate]

As requested, I am forking a question as continuity to my previous inquiry from: Keysight's Advanced Design System users, what's wrong with this simulation? As such, this is not a duplicate. ...