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the coordination of events to operate a system in unison.

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Effects of too-frequent serrations in vertical sync pulse on analog horizontal deflection oscillator

Normal analog TV video signal has a vertical sync pulse with serrations to help keeping the horizontal oscillations in sync. Also, as I understand it, in case of an interlaced video, these serrations ...
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I2S microphone data synchronization for left and right channel

I have I2S MEMS microphones (transmitters, stereo) in slave mode and a microcontroller in master mode. When the WS pin iw 0 (low) the data available on the SD pin is for the left channel (microphone ...
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How can I synchronize load cell and sensor for sensor calibration?

I have made a glove with some cheap pressure sensors with weight ∝ 1/resistance. DESIRED OUTPUT I now want to create a dataset with columns "Actual Weight" and "Glove Sensor Readout&...
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Why don't the GPS equations account for receiver clock drift?

My basic understanding of GPS is that a network of at least four synchronized satellites send messages containing their locations and transmit times (\$A_i, B_i, C_i\$ and \$t_i\$) to an ...
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Sync stripper circuit for RGsB to RGBHV converter

Currently, I have a RGsB signal source, ISL59885 sync separator and RGBHV monitor. Green is the same on the input and output connector (meaning, sync-on-green, not the perfect clean green signal). ...
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Synchronizing a clock enable signal with an input clock

I'm designing a basic PCB for testing equipment in lab. The goal is to take a clock input, a clock enable (from a PC indicating that the measurement is beginning), and then distribute it to a number ...
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Time synchronization of circuits in different places

How can i synchronize times of circuits placed quite far(a few hundreds of meters) from each other? I thought of using PPS signal from GPS receivers, but I'm not sure about this point: Are these PPS ...
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Will a synchronous circuit have a race condition if not all inputs arrive before the clock rising edge?

Suppose that the circuit has several inputs from an external circuit which do not have an effect until the clock next rise edge due to using synchronous flip-flops. If the external circuit sends ...
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FPGA SPI slave doesn't work if driving it with the fast FPGA clock instead of with the SPI master clock (oversampling)

I have an slave SPI device implemented within an FPGA (Basys 3). I have had problems to route the SPI clock signal provided by a master to my slave device through one of the board PMOD pins (see this ...
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Does the SPI protocol specify how many clock pulses a master device should send to the slave?

I'm trying to implement an SPI device in Verilog. I'm having a lot of problems for coordinating master and slave, since sometimes (with my current impl.) the SPI master device doesn't send enough ...
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Do crystal oscillators synchronize by themselves when coupled by supply voltage?

I watched an excellent video about The Surprising Secret of Synchronization There are examples of pendulum clocks or metronomes synchronizing when coupled by a swinging platform. Other examples are ...
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Synchronization of remote sensors

I have a project that involves multiple (5+) remote sensor units (custom PCB with a MCU, WiFi Radio, and sensor), that record data for a short test (<60 seconds). Each sensor records data ...
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Square wave frequency upsample with crystal oscillator

I'm trying to accomplish the following without the use of a microcontroller: Input: A square wave with a 1 Hz period, duty-cycle of 100 ms (10%), normally low. Output: A square wave with a 100 Hz ...
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Question regarding STM32 timer trigger mode for synchronization

I am using STM32L4R5 and need a specific case of synchronization: I am using TIM15 to generate a PWM signal with 50% duty cycle. In my application I have to stop PWM from time to time using the pin as ...
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Prevent storing output before computation on button press

For a part of a circuit I am trying to design, I need to make sure the output of the circuit is not stored in a memory cell/RS-latch before it is computed, whenever a button is pressed. As you can ...
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How to have a synchronized clock across 3 different components?

I am desiging a TOF measurement application. I am using following components from TI. TDC7200, TDC1000, CC2538. I want to have a synchronized clock across these three. MCU requires 32MHz, TDC sensors ...
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is it posssible to make a 4-bit up/down asychronous counter using jk flip flops, xnor gates and nothing else?

the image below is supposed to represent the last segment of the circuit, where the 'updown' input would change the direction of the counting: when updown=0 it counts backwards (f,e,d,...1,0,f...) ...
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Synchronization in digital communication

I am an undergraduate student and studying digital communication systems. I am not able to find any good resource where I can self-study about synchronization and it's types (time, frequency and phase ...
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Synchronising self-blinking LEDs (for fun)

I think most here are familiar with Big Clive's super computer, or one of the many variations (and for those who aren't: the links will explain/demonstrate). This effect 'works' because the timing of ...
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How can I sync an LED with a camera shutter? [closed]

For an academic research project I need to visualise a fast movement. To do so, I need to sync a small (< 6 cm on the longest side) LED light source with the shutter of a high-FPS camera. The FPS ...
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sync signal on parallel DC/DC-Converters

I am currently designing a circuit to drive a high power laser-module at 12V/40A. I found the idea from Marco Reps https://github.com/marcoreps/laser_driver very inspiring for my design. Since the ...
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Generator synchronization to grid and angle difference

Following conditions are needed for generation synchronization : 1 Phase Sequence 2 Voltage Magnitude 3 Frequency 4 Phase Angle I have question about Phase angle assuming that the frequency is the ...
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Confusion in sync-async transmission in RF circuit

I am learning about building an RF transmitter circuit. Now one answer in Answer to DIY RF Transmitter Circuit specified " Very first thing you have to decide on data is whether you want ...
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Wireless Time Synchronization Project

I am part of a team project involving baseball where we would like to determine whether a runner stepped his foot on the base (first base, for example) before or after a fielder (the first baseman) ...
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Have I understood this solution to the sensor synchronization problem correctly?

I read a research paper which proposes an algorithm to synchronize sensors in a way that is independent of the sensors. Beginning with the simplified version which assumes no drift between the sensor <...
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Synchronizing 2 MCU's ADCs over WiFi

I have 2 devices with analog signals. I want to acquire their signal with 2 MCU's (preferably ARM). fully synchronized with the same sampling frequencies, starting and ending simultaneously user ...
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Create a synchronous network of 400 devices

I have around 400 devices that i want to address in a star topology. Each device controls a set of LED strips (27*12 resolution). The idea is display a video animation in a good frame per second rate (...
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How does Synchronous Transmission provide synchronized clocks? [duplicate]

I was reading a textbook which says: in synchronous transmission, the bit stream is combined into longer “frames,” which may contain multiple bytes. Each byte, however, is introduced onto the ...
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SyncE over wireless?

Doesn't look like "Synchronous Ethernet" exist over wireless like it does on wired. Is there any technical reason for it not existing? On wired, Synchronous Ethernet transfers a 125 MHz master clock ...
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How to tell whether a line coding scheme has DC component or not

I'm new to EE, trying to understand things as a non technical audience. My textbook says one of bipolar encoding schemes called alternate mark inversion (AMI) has no DC component and we can think ...
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Does NRZ-I have a synchronization problem?

I'm new to EE, just have a question on synchronization. I was reading a book which says: NRZ-I has no problem with sequences of 1s, but has problem with sequences of 0s. It certainly has a ...
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why the sender's clock might not in the same pace with the receiver's clock

I'm new to EE, sorry if my question is dumb. I was reading a text book which says: To correctly interpret the signals received from the sender, the receiver’s bit intervals must correspond exactly to ...
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How to synchronize TI high precision ADC and DAC via SPI?

I am working with DAC80504EVM and ADS8920BEVM-PKD from TI. I am trying to design a system which uses TMDSEVM6657EVM processor board to communicate with these converters via SPI. However, I am trying ...
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How to synchronize PIC PWM clocks?

I'm considering a design which has multiple PIC-based controllers producing PWM signals at 31 kHz. Sometimes, under a well-defined "handover" condition, some pair of PWM power feeds will be connected ...
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How does lamp lights up in synchronising unit?

I recently learnt about the synchronisation of alternators using Two bright and one dark lamp method. In this arrangement, lamps are connected between two sources. We done the practical using an ...
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Need a method for synchronization of galvanically separated microcontrollers

I would like to get some ideas for my problem. I have a HW which has a main processing unit (Beaglebone, host controller) which is connected to four galvanically seperated STM32 microcontrollers. All ...
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stm32 timer synchronization between output compare and timer interrupt

I need to have timer output compare synchronized with timer global interrupt ,they start separately with two lines below HAL_TIM_OC_Start(&htim3,TIM_CHANNEL_2); HAL_TIM_Base_Start_IT(&htim3);...
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Can I connect an inverter supply and AC mains supply in parallel? [closed]

Consider a solar panel is used to charge a battery and the battery supply is fed to an inverter. When the mains AC supply goes off then the backup battery supply kicks in. Suppose I want to reduce my ...
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Ethernet PHY clock and sync

I have a general question about reference clocks for ethernet PHYs. The PHYs I have seen so far require an external clock source like a xtal or other singleended clock (in addition to the clk lines ...
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What's best method to synchronize with main AC voltage?

I'm making an active rectifier, to make it work I need precise information about actual phase of main voltage. What I need: 1) exact moment when the positive section of sine wave starts and ends. ...
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Drift auto-corrector for any microcontroller [closed]

I've made multiple microcontroller circuits in the past, but now when I look at everything, drift has become a problem. I know this when I try to connect two micros together serially via wireless ...
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Compensating clock drift "by hand" - what have I solved?

Edit: I'm not actually looking for a solution, because short of syncing the hardware clocks (which I can't do) there isn't one. What I'm looking for is an explanation of where the magic -8.4ms I seem ...
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Generator data for synchronizing

I have two DG sets which are to be synchronized on to the same AC bus and needless to say, they must share load. I have gathered some parametric data which I felt would decide how well these can work ...
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Shift composite image right

The circuit is based on AD725 encoder, and the proto board is functioning relatively well. Here're the pics: NTSC mode: PAL mode: Circuit detects PAL or NTSC mode using MCU, and performs automatic ...
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How to sync GPS time and pulses of micro-controller

I have two of the devices (a while loop in the code) that need to start at the same time, within 50ms or less of each other. Each is using the same GPS module, and I am using "ARM® Cortex®-M3 Giant ...
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Is there an efficient way for synchronising audio events real-time with LEDs using an MCU?

I'm working on a project in which LED lights synchronise with audio events. I'm not referring to reactive LED projects that read the ADC from audio amplitude or spectrum, but about having some ...
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Video sync generator IC

I have a board which is a PAL CCIR video sync generator card having SAA1043. The IC is accepting external sync signal from pin 15 and generating composite pulse on pin 26 and burst output on pin 1. ...
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Clock synchronised to pulse

I'm thinking about 1Mhz clock signal synchronised to external random pulses (eg. rising edge). Before pulse event clock can be running or stopped. After every pulse, it should run in same fixed phase ...
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High precision timekeeping

Hey I'm looking for suggestions for implementing a very high precision timekeeping device. I need to record independent signals in multiple devices and then time match them to an accuracy of about ...
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Deciding which assembly is more common positive edge detector

I know of two circuits which can act as edge detector: A clock connected as a voltage source across a RC component where resistance is composed of a diode and a resistor and this in series with ...
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