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  • 54 minutes ago

    @Boss I'm relieved to hear that I'm not the only one who finds electrolytic lifetime ratings a little mysterious, but expect it must mean worst combination of operating conditions (temperature + ripple...
  • 3 hours ago

    Good job!
    I always find electrolytic's and 'life' a concern and a mystery! Even one of your replacements states "Panasonic FC Series Type A electrolytic capacitors offer a high endurance, low impedance...
  • 4 hours ago

    Nice project which brought back memories of my one and only attempt back in the early 80's! Mine was on a wooden frame and never made it to an enclosure... Can't recall what I used for the exciter, but...
  • 19 hours ago

    @trainmodeller
    Yes, the new features are nice, but they don't bring me anything to use. What is the point of the constraint function if it cannot be created parametrically? I would definitely...
  • 1 day ago

    5x1 and 2x1 are available in the default library conn-sil'n'
    Use the online library for the best supply of component symbols.
    https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/115000311505-PCB-Part-Library
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Reference Designs

July 2, 2020 09:46

Reference Design of KORG Nutube Headphone Amp Kit V2

This is a reference design of KORG Nutube Headphone Amp Kit. It is in a format that you can use with free DesignSpark PCB software, you can edit it freely and use it.

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Power

July 1, 2020 15:45

Restoring a Sun SPARCstation IPX Part 1: PSU and NVRAM

Repairing a dead power supply and replacing the NVRAM in a vintage UNIX workstation.

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7. Mid-Life Crisis, Sports Cars and Starting a Band

Pete, Dave and Robbie are discussing mid-life crises and everything from forming a band to sports cars and sky diving. We also have an exclusive interview with Ben Redford, the founder of start-up Mayku.

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A flexible approach to small automation tasks

There are many industrial automation applications where the complexity of a Programmable Logic Controller, or PLC, is not necessary, and these applications lend themselves to the use of a ‘Smart Relay’ or ‘Smart Controller’ instead.

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Electronics Design

June 29, 2020 12:04

ESD suppressor for high-speed communication network: Proposal to those seeking electric discharge (ESD) control for automotive Ethernet!

TVS diode is commonly used to eliminate static electricity in order to protect the in-vehicle electrical equipment. However, ESD suppressor is a more suitable solution in comparison to TVS diode.

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Electronics Design

June 29, 2020 12:04

How much faster can an algorithm run in FPGA fabric than in a processor?

Compare the speed at which a Pi Estimation algorithm runs in FPGA hardware to how fast the same algorithm runs on a processor.

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Testing battery management systems (BMS) with R&S power supplies

Because of their great importance, BMSs need to be tested thoroughly. Such tests have to simulate all conditions that could possibly occur in operation. Rohde & Schwarz offers specialty power supplies that are perfect for testing BMSs.

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Podcasts

June 29, 2020 11:50

S3 E3: Mastering the Mysteries of Food Tech

Dr Lucy Rogers, Bec Hill and Harriet Braine return for another episode of The DesignSpark Podcast, the show that uses facts, songs and well-engineered puns to master the mysteries of modern technology.

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Also In the News

June 26, 2020 16:59

Building a Custom Stereo Spring Reverb in a Metal Toolbox

Putting together a stereo version of the spring reverb and fitting it in a metal toolbox.

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Industrial Automation

June 26, 2020 16:44

SOLIDWORKS Electrical – Automation Made Easy

In this webinar, the SOLIDWORKS ECAD Solutions Technical Team will present topics around design automation and show you how SOLIDWORKS Electrical can streamline your design process.

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Internet of Things

June 26, 2020 16:43

Hands-on with the Connected Lighting Platform

Setting up the development tools and exploring the examples provided with the ON Semiconductor kit.

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Connectors

June 25, 2020 15:16

Why Products Fail

Sometimes, products fail. Companies can join together in consortia to lessen the chances of this happening, but how does that work?

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