Unanswered Questions

13,324 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Increasing the compliance voltage range for a variable, two-quadrant constant current pin-driver circuit

The following is for hobbyist work and I have no commercial intentions at all. Only a handful (two?) will be built. (I use these for part testing and curve generation, though with the higher voltage ...
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What is causing this long tail in the transient reponse?

I have a fifth order transfer function for which I designed a controller using pole-zero cancellation technique on a root locus. I am after <5% overshoot and <2s settling time. Currently, the ...
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DRC tool for Gerber files

Do you know any tools which perform design rule checking for Gerber files of PCB and are suitable for using in batch mode on a remote server? Something similar to what BatchPCB or FreeDFM uses (I ...
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Switch from JTAG to SWD with bitbang sequence on STM32F103VB

I am trying to switch from JTAG to SWD without any external devices. Why? Because I would like to use the SWO pin to send a stream of logging information to another device. To accomplish this ...
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FSInit() - “CE_BAD_PARTITION”

I am using a PIC18F26K80 and an XC8 compiler. I am trying to initialise an SD card and create a file. I have simply formatted the SD card on Windows to have a "FAT32" file system and an "Allocation ...
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Big discrepancy between theoretical and actual power through my pulse generator

I am trying to acquire some skills about pulse generation, but that's not easy. I've tried to derive the power dissipated by the input resistor in my pulse generator, but it turns out to be much ...
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Are these (dis)assembly screw symbols standardised?

Sometimes there are these two half-arrow symbols on PCBs and on enclosures. See the images, for examples. Those symbols are often placed near the screws, that are to be unscrewed upon disassembly. ...
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RS485 minimum node spacing - 3 x RS485 device on PCB

I would like to ask something about RS485 minimum node spacing which is described in (Page 5) TI Design guide I would like to create device which consists from 3 existing RS485 devices. My plan was ...
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Digital Signal Cables Penetrating a RF Shielded Room

Disclaimer: I'm not a trained electrical engineer...I'm a recent Computer Science grad with about ten years experience as a RF test tech. I don't know everything, and to me, experience reigns supreme ...
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Is it really necessary to manually clear the XMEGA timer overflow interrupt flag?

As some of you may know, Atmel provides a software framework (mainly as part of Atmel Studio) that provides drivers and examples and is updated on a more or less regular basis. In a recent update ...
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Which part of some LED TV screens acts as two gratings crossed at non-straight angle?

Some modern LED TVs display the following diffraction pattern (photos taken from this question): In my answer to another question about the origin of this pattern I explained that this should be due ...
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Simulate Earthing in LTSpice

I wan to simulate earthing or frame ground which is separate from circuit GND in LTSpice. I want to simulate line filter using Y capacitors C2 and C3 in the below image. See below image for clarity. ...
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Stability factors of a voltage divider bias circuit

I am trying to derive the stability factors of a voltage divider bias circuit. I could derive S,S', however, I'm facing some problem with the derivation of S''. Please help me in this regard. How to ...
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Compute spatial integral using analog computing

Let me start by saying that I am not an electrical engineer but a mathematician, who just started to dive into the world of analog computing using for the moment Simulink to simulate an analog ...
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Microstrip transmission line impedance calculation

I'm attempting to calculate the necessary trace width of a PCB transmission line in order to have a characteristic impedance of 50ohm. However, different online calculators are giving me slightly ...

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