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Electronics Design

October 17, 2019 08:02

Zero Drift Op Amps for increased precision

Discover more about the functionality and application potential of Zero-drift op-amps with STMicroelectronics. If you are looking for superior DC performance check this out.

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Innovation

October 16, 2019 15:28

Inspiring Uselessness: The Art of transferring Ideas

The useless machine (UM2) was built to inspire engineers. But why should one use a webcam instead of classical sensors? And how could we transfer this idea to usefulness?

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Lift Off New Products October 2019

A countdown of the Top 5 electronics product launches during October 2019 including products from STMicroelectronics, Microchip, MikroElectrnika and ON Semiconductor.

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Industry 4.0

October 16, 2019 09:02

RS Industrial Demonstrators Design & Build

Brainboxes BB-400 NeuronEdge Controller plus ED-538 I/O module, together with PanelPilotACE, form the heart of demonstrator units that showcase industrial products.

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Electromechanical

October 16, 2019 08:46

High Performance Inductor Designs Meet Advanced Electronics Needs

The power demands of electronic devices have increased substantially over the last couple of years. Today’s designs operate at higher switching frequencies, require ever-more component performance support and are continually shrinking in size.

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Electronics Design

October 16, 2019 07:56

Using an Oscilloscope to Test Common Mode Chokes & Mistakes to Avoid!

Our engineers answer the question: How to measure the output voltage of a Common Mode Choke. We teach you an easy way to verify if your common mode choke is working with an oscilloscope.

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Electromechanical

October 15, 2019 10:02

Useless Machine: Make a Mess & have Fun! Part 3

Part 3 of my project to create a highly visual machine to demonstrate the crossover of IT and automation for the DesignSpark team. Here I explain the central control software written and show how I used OpenCV to calculate the fluid levels.

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Electronics Design

October 15, 2019 08:59

The World of FPGAs and ASICs: Part 1

In Part 1 of this two-part post, I’ll be looking at the origins of programmable hardware which has reduced the chip-count of many PCB designs.

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Competitions

October 11, 2019 12:21

Share the DesignSpark Love…

Earn as many ‘virtual raffle tickets’ as you can to maximise your chance of winning big in our brand-new, quarterly prize draw; plus, top referrers each period will win an exclusive DesignSpark goody bag!

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Should the next product you design feature touch controls?

For more than 100 years, mechanical controls had been the dominant means of Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) across all industries. However, that recently changed. About 10 years ago, a new trend has emerged: touch controls.

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Electronics Design

October 11, 2019 09:00

Part 4 DIY Series of Remote Flying Fish - Bluetooth Testing

Bluetooth is a communication medium between the mobile APP (controller) and Arduino board (motors) In this chapter, we need to make sure that the Bluetooth module acting as a messenger can serve this well.

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Articles

October 11, 2019 08:09

The art of writing user manuals

Are you a teacher? Don't go on reading - you will already know everything. Are you an engineer writing user documents? Please listen to a desperate user longing for excellent learning material. I want to help you to make a better job!

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