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a switching device that accepts a small control signal to control a larger load current and/or voltage. In many ways they perform the same function as an electromechanical…
the practice in electrical or electronic circuits of imposing an upper limit on the current that may be delivered to a load with the purpose of protecting the circuit generating or…
Allowing for the flow of power or information without shared electrical nodes
Radio Frequency IDentification
In the case of an electronic circuit, series refers to components connected in such a way that current must pass through each in a single path.
Questions regarding physical fuses. Fuses are a safety device consisting of a strip of wire that melts and breaks an electric circuit if the current exceeds a safe level. PPTC, PTC, and Polyfuse quest…
a component often used to control high power currents, both as a switch and as a "dimmer"-like construction for controlling lamps or electric engines.
Quesions about the design of USB devices that connect to a USB host, such as a PC.
the creator of microcontrollers like the AVR line (ATMega and ATtiny) and SAM devices. Arduino microcontrollers use Atmel's AVR line of devices.
an electrical conductor such as a wire in the shape of a coil, spiral or helix. coils are used in applications where electric currents interact with magnetic fields, in devices such as induc…
Related to all communication systems that use a given digital sequence as an interface between the source and the channel input.
Fundamentals of electricity, electronics, components, or theory
a tag about anything generates photons in the visible spectrum
ElectroStatic Discharge, it's caused by accumulation of electrostatic charge as a result of rubbing, and can damage semiconductor devices like integrated circuits.
the process of converting between different logic levels. E.g. from 0-3.3 V logic to 0-5 V logic
A photodiode converts light to an electric current.
An electromagnet combined with an actuator to convert electrical energy into linear physical motion.
a rapid, transient change in the amplitude of a signal from a baseline value to a higher or lower value, followed by a rapid return to the baseline value. There are man…
a commercial numerical computer algebra system
Thévenin's theorem for linear electrical networks to simplify the analysis of complex electrical circuits.
A device, components, or safety measure designed to protect circuits from overvoltage, overcurrent, a combination of these; or the theory of same.
a diode used to eliminate flyback, which is the sudden voltage spike seen across an inductive load when its supply voltage is suddenly reduced or removed. A flyback transformer, …
Questions regarding Constant Current supplies, devices and applications. As opposed to Constant Voltage supplies. Voltage will vary while Current remains the same. Common in LED lighting applications.
a process of making one impedance equal to another another.
A signal or power being generated by one system for consumption by another, or a connection for that purpose.
a serial communication standard using differential signaling.
Computer architecture refers to both the design of a computer's external interfaces (instruction sets) and a computer's internal implementation (microarchitecture). The goal of these design decisions…
Transistor Transistor Logic. Logic circuits built from bipolar transistors and resistors.
a (closed) control loop feedback mechanism. It is used in industral control for proportional, integral and derivative feedback.
For EE.SE purposes, the creation (battery/generator/solar cells), storage, control and transmission of electrons. This can be broken down into sub-topics such as voltage, current, reactance and ohms. …
Something put into a system or expended in its operation to achieve output or a result
A low-pass filter lets lower frequencies through and blocks or reduces higher frequencies.
a pre-made generic board for prototyping, typically referring to solder-less, reusable plugboards.
a family of small, low-power 8-bit RISC microcontrollers from Atmel. Commonly found in smaller Arduino prototyping platform boards and projects.
a Texas Instruments low-power microcontroller family.
Important to inductors, transformers, generators, motors, magnetic fields, inductive heating, magnetic storage, permanent magnets