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Electronic Design is in essence, the activity responsible for all consumer, industrial, automotive and military based electronics systems we find today. All of the products we use on a daily basis such as digital watches, mobile phones, tablet computers, laptops, all of the electronic items we take for granted, were at one stage, nothing more than an idea that became an electronics design. Our own free software DesignSpark PCB has been used to create electronic designs that can found in the market today, from jewellery to hardware development kits.

 

 

The Electronics Design Industry is flourishing, and the biggest demand is for the latest high-tech products, in all sectors of the market, self-driving cars, smart homes that communicate with the home owner, virtual reality applications, the list is endless, and is only restricted by the limits of your imagination.

 

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Turning an £8 childs toy into a spectrum analyser

This posts looks at how a child's toy can be reprogrammed to provide a simple spectrum analyser that may be useful when working with licence-free wireless technologies.Like so many great open source h

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Electronics design - First steps are getting smaller

For anyone wishing to take their first steps into electronics design, things have never been easier.  Technologies such as Arduino, mbed and TI's LaunchPad have made serious engineering accessibl

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Who has the lowest power MCU?

I'd be very careful posing this question in any public forum of any kind, real or virtual. It is like asking ten doctors for an opinion: you'll get ten opinions and be none the wiser.

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Taking the path of least resistance...

The difficulties of identifying and selecting resistors for design and development, and how TE Connectivity can help make design engineers' lives easier. Exclusively from RS Components: TE Resistor Lab Kits.

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csikes

Electronics Design

January 11, 2017 09:45

Selecting the Ideal ESD Protection Solution

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) plays a large role in our life, whether we are aware or not. ESD events range from generating charge while walking on carpet and subsequently shocking ourselves on a metal doorknob, to destructive lightning storms

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Connector Geek

Electronics Design

January 3, 2017 13:41

The DC/DC Book of Knowledge

RECOM has published a guide book called the DC/DC Book of Knowledge, a detailed introduction to DC/DC converter topologies. It includes a range of practical examples to give the user a great start in this fascinating area of electronics design.

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jjmeeks

Electronics Design

December 12, 2016 11:37

USB Bridge Controller simplifies USB design by eliminating firmware development

Embedded systems connectivity to a host computing platform creates the need for a universal communication standard. The rapid adoption of USB in embedded design is driving developers to seek faster, economical ways to add USB connectivity.

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DesignSpark

Electronics Design

November 28, 2016 09:43

Electronics Weekly talks to Murata - Electric Superbike

Murata provided IGBT gate drive dc-dc conversion technology which helped the University of Nottingham team achieve successful balance of power output and energy preservation. This brought the team many victories during the 2016 TT Zero at the world-f

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ChelseaBack

Electronics Design

November 25, 2016 11:28

Further Debugging RC2014 and First Programs

Debugging RC2014 and running BASIC examples

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yosheli

Electronics Design

November 21, 2016 10:42

QuadBot and DesignSpark

Robotics is an incredible field because it fuses so many aspects of Engineering and it’s for this reason that robots have such massive potential in education. I've recently launched my own educational robot on Kickstarter

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vermason

Electronics Design

November 18, 2016 12:54

How to create a Compliance Verification Plan

Each component in an ESD protected area (EPA) plays a vital part in the fight against electrostatic discharge. If just 1 component is not performing correctly, you could harm your ESD sensitive devices potentially costing your company a lot of money.

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GeorginaKearney

Electronics Design

November 2, 2016 11:04

Tips from a PCB Designer - Breakout Boards, Raspberry Pi and Much More!

Meet Dan Elliott, he owns and manages Electro Design & Engineering and also works as a contractor. Here, Dan gives us some advice on how to avoid any pitfalls or problems that can occur in the process of PCB design to final product.

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Connector Geek

Electronics Design

October 27, 2016 13:22

Using Ferrite Beads for Ringing Control

Ringing is a common term referring to the undesired oscillation that can occur when a power semiconductor switch turns on or off. This guide gives some helpful ideas about how to control ringing.

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DesignSpark

Electronics Design

October 26, 2016 16:29

How to build a constant current boost converter to drive LED's...

This article by Iian Mosely at Convertor Technologies discusses a reference design they built to drive a series string of LEDs at about 35V from a 12/24Vdc input.

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Connector Geek

Electronics Design

October 24, 2016 07:52

Is there an alternative to the Lithium-ion Battery?

Lithium-ion batteries are very much in the news at the moment. Are there alternatives to this technology? In this article we look at a different approach.

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Connector Geek

Electronics Design

October 21, 2016 09:29

Simplifying PSU selection from the top down

With such a variety and number of parameters to consider, system designers can find the task of selecting a power supply increasingly daunting. Regulatory issues and environmental considerations add to the complexity.

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