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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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Save Time and Optimize your Design with Power Supply WebDesigner™

Power Supply WebDesigner offers a suite of time-saving tools to design and optimize your power supply. Device selection, system design, analysis, and simulation takes only minutes with built-in models, calculations, and iterative steps of design

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Serigraphy for PCB

Learn how to create a PCB for prototypes and circuit test in your own home, easy and cheap.

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The Tolerant Engineer

In my last post, I started to examine the challenges facing the crowd-funded Maker when attempting to turn a prototype into a product. It ended with a slightly tongue-in-cheek analysis of customer types and a promise to add some engineering detail.

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I’ve Got a Prototype, What Next?

So you’ve bodged and bolted together working prototype and have proven the concept to friends and family. What’s next? How do you get this from your shed to the shops? This article lays down the roadmap for your next 6 months.

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csikes

Electronics Design

July 17, 2017 08:34

Save Time and Optimize your Design with Power Supply WebDesigner™

Power Supply WebDesigner offers a suite of time-saving tools to design and optimize your power supply. Device selection, system design, analysis, and simulation takes only minutes with built-in models, calculations, and iterative steps of design

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csikes

Electronics Design

August 15, 2017 08:52

SPM2 & SPM3 Intelligent Power Modules

ON Semiconductor provides a comprehensive portfolio of power modules enabling engineers to develop compact, robust, and highly efficient solutions for every motor control application

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Questions & Answers

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Looking for a solution to a design conundrum? Browse our Electronics Design questions and find the best answers, as voted for by our community.

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Comments
  • Boss

    3 days ago

    Never seen this asked before.... interesting!
    I did try the following but as text as a boundary area it failed to fill the space around the characters, but posting as I'm not sure there is a method...
  • DesignSpark

    1 week ago

    Hi, We have identified that there is an issue with a small number of users when creating the environment within DesignSpark Safety. We are currently testing a fix for this which we hope to release very...
  • Boss

    1 week ago

    Hi Umurri, it's best to post in the forum https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/200624545-DesignSpark-PCB-Discussionas I just found out loosing my reply when trying to paste a picture!
  • Adrian Gurr

    2 weeks ago

    Hi Andrew
    Very informative article.

    If you were to sandwich the Digilent Arduino PMOD adapter (at RS stock no 136-8283) between the PIC and the display, you could also plug in up...
  • RS Components Support

    2 weeks ago

    Please visit our software support centre https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
    For FAQ's covering all aspects of our software. The community forum all has some good discussions and if you still...
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Andrew Back

Electronics Design

November 23, 2017 16:26

Get your TensorFlow on with the Movidius NCS

Neural Compute Stick gets support for the numerical computation library from Google.

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Andrew Back

Electronics Design

November 8, 2017 16:42

Digilent Shield Brings Multi-Touch Display to Arduino

Neat shield adds a bright 2.8” display with multi-touch to Arduino projects.

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Ten22

Electronics Design

November 7, 2017 12:06

LattePanda Case and LCD Display Casing, from DesignSpark

You will want to protect your LattePanda...and why not give it the provision to safely add a 7-inch display as well. Fresh from DesignSpark brand we have some great LattePanda accessories for you.

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Keysight Technologies EMEAI

Electronics Design

November 2, 2017 10:05

How To Setup for Battery Temperature Profiling While Charging and Discharging

Charge and discharge currents increase the temperature of batteries and temperature directly affects the lifespan and storage capacity of batteries. Batteries tend to be efficient and provide a normal lifespan at room temperatures.

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andrewdobie

Electronics Design

October 18, 2017 07:46

Are you a Maker? We're here to help!

As a maker you want to enjoy your time developing your next innovation, not wasting time on steps that add no extra value to your project...

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schurter

Electronics Design

October 4, 2017 11:44

Problem: Thermal Runaway

A thermal runaway is an increasing threat to electronic devices where more and more power is packed in ever smaller spaces; it is a danger that is poorly dealt with using traditional means.

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karlwoodward

Electronics Design

September 29, 2017 07:57

A Gentle Introduction to FPGA Programming

Learning Verilog basics and driving a paper tape punch at Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge

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csikes

Electronics Design

September 29, 2017 07:12

Innovative Solutions for USB-C Applications

ON Semiconductor's USB Type-C portfolio sets the convenience and simplicity standard for users, designers, and manufacturers

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Panasonic_Corporation

Electronics Design

September 27, 2017 08:05

Thermal Design and Properties of IGBTs – More Heat Than Light

Efficient heat removal became a critical issue for the performance and reliability of modern electronic, optoelectronic, photonic devices and systems. Thermal interface materials (TIMs) are essential ingredients of thermal management.

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karlwoodward

Electronics Design

September 18, 2017 13:03

Using PSoC to drive the past

Redesigning the drive electronics of a paper tape punch for Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge. In a previous post we described reverse-engineering a tape reader for the EDSAC Challenge. While a nice addition, a tape reader alone is of little use:

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karlwoodward

Electronics Design

September 14, 2017 13:48

Preparing for Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge

Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge event ran as part of Wuthering Bytes 2017. The workshop provided an introduction to Verilog and FPGA development, and as part of this the historic EDSAC computer was re-created via a modern, low cost FPGA board.

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Gary Miller

Electronics Design

August 24, 2017 09:47

SCA3300 Accelerometers Automotive qualified with advanced self diagnostics

3-axis Accelerometer with digital SPI interface Industry proven technology with significantly improved performance

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