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Matt Young
  • Member for 11 years, 10 months
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  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
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Why would an op-amp use BJTs over MOSFETs?

29 votes

Reverse polarity protection

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Why must Integrated Circuits be baked (in the oven) before being used on a prototype board?

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Why use a "load switch" and not just one transistor as a switch

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What's the usage of these holes?

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User safety for battery powerd device against misuse of power supply

16 votes

What is the component on the schematic indicated by the symbol of a diagonal rectangle with a line through it?

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How does soldering affect the internal bonding between the IC die and its package?

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What does this Mosfet Symbol mean (two diodes facing each other at Vgs)?

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Options for soldering a through hole PCB (e.g. Teensy) flush/flat on another PCB

14 votes

Fuse position in relation to load and switch

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Why are two stages used for an instrumentation amplifier?

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What are the ways to make a dual power supply from a single voltage source?

13 votes

Why don't more devices incorporate full-wave rectifiers as reverse polarity protection?

13 votes

Any good solutions for dealing with resistors for color-deficient tinkerers?

12 votes
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Why do I have to use the same ground?

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4 layer PCBs with Fritzing

11 votes

Can a 10% resistor be used as a 1% resistor?

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Is it OK for traces to come off SMD pads at the corners?

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Not understanding why my resistor R4 for the circuit schematic is reading 35k ohms on a multimeter when its meant to be 47k ohms?

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What is the use of analog circuits today?

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Why might the collector-emitter voltage for this transistor be so high?

9 votes

New to PCB design - why doesn't auto placing components exist?

9 votes

16-bit or 24-bit converters?

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Ways to isolate DC power source

9 votes

What is a DC DC controller?

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Completely different circuit response with 1000kΩ than with 1MΩ resistance

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VIA in a pad VS Breakout VIA

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What is the purpose of input protection on USB (or at all)?

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Why does 'in-circuit emulator' contain the word emulator, if nothing is being emulated?

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