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varying the duty cycle of a rectangle wave, usually with a constant frequency.
a 8- and 32-bit microcontroller core developed by Atmel. AVR was chosen as microcontroller for the popular Arduino SBCs.
a term to describe how a circuit should behaved based on accomplishing a particular task. When designing circuits, one should consider how it works, the target specifications, efficiency, cost effecti…
A switch-mode power supply (SMPS) switches been fully-on and fully-off states quickly to maintain voltage regulation. They offer lower power dissipation and run cooler than linear regulators that cont…
the third ARM family by STMicroelectronics. It follows their earlier STR9 family based on the ARM9E core, and STR7 family based on the ARM7TDMI core. The STM32 is based on the ARM Cortex-…
A filter selectively processes input signals in frequency- or time-domain.
BJT stands for Bipolar Junction Transistor. It is a three-terminal electronic device constructed of doped semiconductor material and may be used in amplifying or switching applications.
VHDL (VHSIC (Very High Speed Integrated Circuit) Hardware Description Language) is a hardware description language used in electronic design automation to describe and design digital systems such as f…
A common actuator in robotics; it's usually made of a static magnet (stator) and a set of moving inductors, acting as electromagnets, connected to the circuit through brushes. Brushless motors use pha…
Refers to the conversion of electric power by using solid state components such as semiconductors. Can also generally apply to the field of electrical engineering which works with power electronics.
a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. There have been several generations of the device with improved performance, more memory, and more connectivity…
an imperative (procedural) systems implementation language. It was designed to be compiled using a relatively straightforward compiler, to provide low-level access to memory, to provide language …
Mechanical part providing electrical contacts for a cable or electronic circuit board.
DC-DC conversion. Implies conversion of a DC voltage level up or down. DC-DC converter can be isolated or non-isolated. Electronically it can be done by many kinds of circuits, depending upon the appl…
About issues caused by electrical noise, or improving the Signal/Noise ratio of an analog circuit.
a hardware description language (HDL) used to model electronic systems. It is most commonly used in the design, verification, and implementation of digital logic chips. Please also tag w…
a stream of information in the form of a varying quantity. Usually in electronics, signals can be in the form of voltages, currents, or radiated electromagnetic fields.
a multi-drop serial bus invented by Philips (now NXP) for communication between ICs on the same PCB, i.e. short distance.
A measure of how much a conductor opposes current flowing through it. It can also refer to a part of a circuit, which has a non-negligible resistance value.
A device or circuit that generates an AC signal at a certain frequency.
a low-level 3 or 4 wire serial bus interface with clock (SCLK), data in (MISO) and data out (MOSI). The fourth wire is a Slave Select to uniquely select a device on the bus. This signal is us…
Antenna (radio), also known as an aerial, a transducer designed to transmit or receive electromagnetic (e.g. TV or radio) waves. -Wikipedia
a 2 terminal passive device that stores energy in a magnetic field.
Identify chips, connectors, cables, and other components, from photographs and descriptions of the surrounding circuitry or equipment.
a family in the AVR series of Atmel microcontrollers. This is the main microcontroller of the Arduino prototyping platform. Please Specify the specific part number in your question.
transmitted as a sequence in time. Main advantage: much less wires needed. Main disadvantage: Higher bandwidth for the same throughput.
How many times something happens per second, measured in Hz (Hertz).
the metallurgic process used to fix electronic components to a PCB. Soldering can be done by hand or automatic. PTH boards were usually wave soldered, SMT uses reflow technology.
A UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter) is a piece of logic that sends and receives data on a serial port.
the most basic elements in an electronic circuit. Characteristic is that they're in a single package. There are passive and active components, from as simple as a zero -ohm resistor to …
a computer system designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions often with real-time computing constraints. It is embedded as part of a complete device often including har…
the reference point in an electrical circuit from which other voltages are measured, or is a common return path for electric current, or a direct physical connection to the Earth.
Exchange of information between devices. Communication can be wired or wireless.
hooked up logically. If your question is about a specific schematic software package, use that tag instead.
Using other than a wired connection to transfer signals or power. Includes optical and (ultra)sound, but most often refers to RF (radio-frequent). Distances can be as low as centimeters (e.g. RFID), t…