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An effect in semiconductors, the name of a diode that uses that effect and more generally any diode that has similar characteristics to a zener diode. Zener diodes have the unique characteristic of a …
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Any circuit for driving a motor that's more complex than wiring it to a power source through a simple on/off switch. Examples include speed and torque control using H-bridges, brushless motor controll…
a branch of electronics related to identifying and solving problems caused by electromagnetic interference (EMI) between devices. It encompasses both attempting …
an integrated circuit that elaborates information in the form of digital signals. Not to be confused with a microcontroller, which embeds many additional devices to control embed…
for circuits that only contain passive components, such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors. This includes RC, RL, LC, and RLC circuits.
Involving or pertaining to a circuit or device that is intended to be operated with cells or batteries (as opposed to mains power, for example).
A transmission line may refer to a cable or assembly that is designed to carry radio frequencies and must consider the wave nature of the signal. Coaxial cable is an example of a transmission line. …
A circuit that converts a signal from one form to another. Analog to digital, Digital to analog, Voltage to current, Current to voltage etc. The key to understanding is the transformational properti…
a Digital to Analog Converter.
AC power with three legs run 120 degrees out of phase
LED Strips come in two designs, both on Flex Printed Circuits (FPC). 1. Simple LED + Resistor versions, typically with multiple parallel segments of three LEDs with matching resistors. 2. Digitally co…
a process whereby information from an output of a signal is used (intentionally or unintentionally) to alter the input of the same signal. Commonly used in operational amplifiers. An every…
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Questions relating systems powered by a 12 volt supply. This may include automotive systems and lead-acid batteries that are nominally 12 volts although be aware that under many conditions the actual …
a type of EEPROM which is page-eraseable. It's commonly used for microcontroller program memory and code storage. You can use this tag for questions about this type of memory as well as que…
the process of designing a PCB including placement of parts and routing of traces.
A circuit that accepts a small-signal digital input and produces as output a high current appropriate for driving the gate of a power MOSFET. See also the [gate-driving] tag.
non-zero during normal operation becoming very low
About the manufacturing of PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards).
a self-contained power supply that controls the amount of current and voltage supplied to an LED light. An LED constant current driver monitors the loop current of each LED and automa…
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alternating current motors with rotors that are energized by induction. They are available with power ratings ranging from about 1/500 Hp (1.5 W) to 30,000 Hp (22MW). They are th…
Battery and battery operated devices' charging methods and problems encountered relevant to charging.
Piezo-electric device cut at a specific resonance frequency, mostly used in oscillators.
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CAN stands for Controller Area Network and is a bus often used in automotive applications. It is a two-wire differential protocol and works on baud rates from 10 kbits/sec to 1 Mbits/sec.
Questions on the implementation of Wi-Fi (802.11) hardware. Note shopping questions are off-topic.
A kind of motor with automatic feedback, such as a hobby RC servo.
Simply the ratio of output signal to input signal, this dimensionless quantity is a measure of the amplification of a signal which may be represented by voltage, current of may even have a digital rep…
the property by which a change in current in a conductor induces a voltage both in the conductor itself and nearby inductors, the latter being the basis upon which transformers operate. …
a device which converts an electrical audio signal into a corresponding sound. Questions about fixing speakers will be closed as off-topic.
neither insulators or conductors in their natural state but which can be manipulated via doping or electric fields to change the conduction state. Silicon,…
Questions regarding Li-Po batteries (Lithium-ion Polymer, Polymer Lithium Ion or more commonly known as Lithium Polymer), including proper charging and usage.
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A digital circuit that literally "counts" - it progresses through a sequence of states that are representative of some value. It need not count in a natural progression i.e. 1,2,3,4,5 etc. to be cons…
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A famous textual circuit simulator with a number of graphic front-ends. Please tag with the precise flavor used (e.g. Pspice, LTspice, ngspice, Multisim, Proteus, Qucs) whenever appropriate (e.g. synt…
the electrical standard used on most serial ports. Note that this standard is a +/- 15 volt system and requires a FDMI converter to make it compatible with TTL logic levels.
The CPU, known as the Central Processing Unit, is known as the heart of the computer. It is responsible for carrying out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logi…
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Radio Frequency IDentification
A sensor converting an acoustic signal into an electric one.
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