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  • 6 hours ago

    Currently, I cannot upgrade my PCB software from 8.1.2 to the latest release 9.0.
    I get an error message: "Unable to retrieve information about available updates"
    Hope this is fixed in the...
  • Hello TeneffRC you could request these be built using PCB Part Library, they may take longer to produce as 'specials' and they will probably have a block for a schematic symbol.
    This triggered a...
  • 18 hours ago

    It seems I was trying to upload a file with an 'External Component'
    Hope this works.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/p38q1biogt4kbnd/Fixed%20Filipa%2010.rsdoc?dl=0
  • 23 hours ago

    You article on hollow core fibre optics was interesting but there are so many typographical and grammatical errors that I think that you should have it rewritten and re-posted. I suspect also that there...
  • 1 day ago

    Really interesting article - love anything to do with NASA/the space race. There are so many factors that could potentially go wrong with their projects, it blows my mind. Details matter!
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Motion Control

December 10, 2019 15:25

Siemens Time-Based Switching Motors

The Siemens SINAMICS G120P drive is an innovative and user-friendly converter series that has been optimized especially for pumps, fans and compressors in an industrial environment but also for tasks in building automation.

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Connectors

December 10, 2019 14:57

Webinar - Connectivity and Modularity: Are You Embracing the Challenge?

Molex and DesignSpark bring you a Webinar to understand how more complex systems place great demands on connectivity. With technology requiring greater performance and space-saving design, we discuss how connector solutions are meeting the challenge.

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Electronics Design

December 10, 2019 14:57

Best new features of DesignSpark PCB V9.0

I explored the new features of DSPCB v9.0, these features all target improving operation and reducing the chance of user errors providing both convenience and confidence.

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Connectors

December 9, 2019 15:51

The Four-Inch Flight - A Lesson from History

What lesson can we learn from a failed space mission in 1960? The lesson that components matter!

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Test and Measurement

December 9, 2019 15:45

Understanding Process Calibrator Specifications

Selecting the most suitable calibrator often involves inspecting a specification sheet and a written description of the performance of the instrument, but what are the characteristics of a good specification?

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Electronics Design

December 9, 2019 15:39

Tips for Avoiding ESD in Your Manufacturing Plant

Avoiding ESD on the manufacturing floor is crucial for making sure products make it to their destination fully functional. With proper planning, you can protect your electronic designs from harm.

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Connectors

December 9, 2019 15:31

Hirose HR30 series - Waterproof and ultra-compact plastic round connector

The Hirose HR30 lightweight waterproof connectors have an IP67 rating that offers when mated, complete protection against water penetration when submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

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Wireless

December 9, 2019 15:04

An extension cable is as important as an Antenna

The standard solution to acquiring improved cellular signal strength is to have an antenna placed.

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Connectors

December 9, 2019 15:04

Do I need a rugged connector for my optical fiber?

Whether it’s at the top of a communications mast, on a building site or at the bottom of the sea, optical fiber can now be found just about anywhere. These delicate strands of glass fiber are the ideal way to transmit information over vast distances

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Electromechanical

December 9, 2019 14:43

Speed control for all ventilation applications

Convenient automation solution for air and drive technology. This application example enables you to control up to four ebm-papst fans via MODBUS RTU.

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Internet of Things

December 9, 2019 13:49

How to extend battery life with NCP171 from ON Semi

In this article, we explore the dual-mode LDO regulator NCP171 from ON Semi, which comes with quiescent current as low as 50nA and can significantly extend battery life in your next IoT application.

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Electromechanical

December 6, 2019 08:47

Pumping and ventilating with one Siemens selector switch

Automation makes for easy, efficient and space-saving aeration and ventilation – speed control is already sufficient. For many applications, all you need is one switch, one SINAMICS G frequency converter and one motor.

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