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Competitions

July 3, 2020 18:59

Decade Picade Giveaway

To celebrate a decade of DesignSpark we have a retro arcade picade console to give away to one lucky winner. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter @DesignSparkRS and retweet our competition post.

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8. Happy 10th Birthday DesignSpark

To celebrate a decade of DesignSpark; Robbie and Pete are back to discuss their favourite memories and projects since 2010. They cover everything from Pi and Rep Rap Printers to sending Superman into Space. Plus, an interview with Jude Pullen.

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10 Memorable Tech Blogs From DesignSpark

DesignSpark turns 10 in July 2020, so we have been taking a look at some of our favourite articles over the past decade.

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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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