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integrated schematic capture, PCB design and FPGA software.
About tools to simulate circuits. Specify the tool used.
The kind of magic without which all of this wouldn't be possible. This tag should be used for questions about the **physics** of the fields that charged particles create and how these fields interact.…
A piece of measurement equipment which can visualize one or more signals simultaneously on a time scale.
Measurements of the current flowing through a circuit
32-bit microcontroller IP. The ARM company which designs the ARM cores doesn't make controllers itself, but licences the IP to other manufacturers. ARM is the leading 32-bit controller and is availabl…
a SPICE simulation, schematic capture and waveform viewer program from Linear Technology. LTspice is freeware with very liberal license, it is lightweight and i…
Solid state electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect.
Impedance defines the voltage/current characteristic of any dipole circuit.
a circuit that produces an output voltage that is proportional to the input voltage. One typical configuration consists of a pair of resistors in series from the input voltage to …
A digital signal that goes high and low at a specific frequency.
the assignment of numbers to objects or events. All measurements consist of three parts: magnitude, dimensions (units) and uncertainty.
Circuit to generate a signal a specific time after a trigger event. The timing can be defined by an RC time constant, or by clock pulses from an oscillator.
A non-isolated DC-DC converter topology which outputs voltage less than or equal to the input voltage
Questions regarding Li-ion batteries (Lithium-ion), including proper charging and usage.
Symbolic representation of ideal devices implementing boolean functions
Control refers to systems that control other systems, whether that be industrial machinery, lighting or devices used in a home
Electrical device that converts direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC).
Mains electricity, typically a higher voltage AC waveform used to deliver electrical power to households. In North America 120V, 60Hz, in most European countries 230V, 50Hz. What most people will pl…
a property of a substance related to the amount of heat energy it contains.
the primary documentation about components, describing their functionality and electrical properties.
*Your* health and safety while working on electrical devices, and designing devices that will not shock, set fire to, or otherwise harm the user of the device.
Questions about the electrical implementation of Ethernet; ask another Stack Exchange for software or protocol questions. Specify the speed as 10/100BASE-T is somewhat different from 1000BASE-T, apart…
Questions related to the design of circuits that supply or use a high voltage. There are a few definitions but the IEC definition of a high-voltage supply system is above 1000 Vrms AC or 1500 V DC.
A chip or a circuit that sends a signal with more current or voltage, or over longer distances.
A low bandwidth, low-power short-range wireless protocol typically used for personal area networks that operates on 2.4GHZ-2.485GHZ.
An optoelectronic device which combines an optical transmitter and receiver in a single package; commonly used in galvanic-isolated control applications such as power supplies.
Problems related to the connection of circuits to ground or earth references. Can affect safety, accuracy, reliability and interfacing.
Short for Liquid Crystal Display. LCDs consume little power, and exist in graphic LCDs, or segmented. The latter type is used for character and 7-segment digit display, and also in custom LCDs for con…
an integrated circuit (chip) used in a variety of timer, pulse generation and oscillator applications. The part is still in widespread use, thanks to its ease of use, low price and…
a circuit that has two stable states and can be used to store state information.
How wires connect to terminals and to each other; coloring and organization schemes; appropriate wire selection and installation techniques