LTC4015 – Multichemistry Buck Battery Charger Controller with Digital Telemetry System

Features Multichemistry Li-Ion/Polymer, LiFePO4, or Lead- Acid Battery Charger with Termination High Efficiency Synchronous Buck Battery Charger Digital Telemetry System Monitors VBAT, IBAT, RBAT,NTC Ratio (Battery Temperature), VIN, IIN, VSYSTEM, Die Temperature Coulomb Counter and Integrated 14-Bit ADC Wide Charging Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 35V Wide Battery Voltage Range: Up to 35V Input Undervoltage ...

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Simple circuit lets you characterize JFETs

When working with discrete JFETs, designers may need to accommodate a large variation in device parameters for a given transistor type. A square-law equation is usually used as an approximate model for the drain-current characteristic of the JFET: ID=β(VGS−VP)2, where ID is the drain current, VGS is the gate-to-source voltage, β is the transconductance parameter, and VP is the gate pinch-off voltage. With t ...

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2.5A Bipolar Stepper Motor Driver LV8772E

Tiny Board has been designed around LV8772 IC from On-Semi. This driver is capable of micro-step drive and supports 4W 1-2 phase excitation. It has Low on Resistance with motor current selectable in four steps. The board is equipped with unusual condition warning LED and input Pulse Monitor LED. It is most suitable for the drive of a stepping motor for OA, amusements, hobby CNC, 3D printers, automatic machi ...

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2.5A Bipolar Stepper Motor Driver LV8772E

Tiny Board has been designed around LV8772 IC from On-Semi. This driver is capable of micro-step drive and supports 4W 1-2 phase excitation. It has Low on Resistance with motor current selectable in four steps. The board is equipped with unusual condition warning LED and input Pulse Monitor LED. It is most suitable for the drive of a stepping motor for OA, amusements, hobby CNC, 3D printers, automatic machi ...

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LM2596 DC-DC Converter Module Testing

LM2596 based step-down DC-DC converter modules can be bought on eBay quite cheaply for around a dollar each. But how do they perform? Is it safe to use it to power your design? Let’s find out. According to TI’s website, these LM2596 step-down (buck) regulators are sold for $1.8 each for a quantity of a thousand. So how a finished converter could be sold for just above a dollar each is quite a mystery to me. ...

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Post Project 61: KaraOkay Microphone Amplifier

Here is an all-analog, all-through-hole, cheap & cheerful preamplifier for that perennial problem of getting the microphone amplification just right, which is a challenge not only with the faithful reproduction of lead vocals during concerts and recordings, but also with campfire and karaoke-ish performances specially when the beer takes hold. The two operational amplifiers of the circuit, IC1a and IC1b ...

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More Awesome DoorBell Control

My first DoorBell Mote prototype was working nicely and it allowed monitoring the door bell (while also triggering it remotely – toddlers love it). But I wanted more. On weekends the family likes to get a well deserved nap during the day and often those pesky solicitors ring the bell and wake everyone up. So naturally the doorbell has to be disabled also, without major effort or any disconnected wires. Soun ...

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Using Python with Arduino

This series of lessons will teach you how to take your Arduino projects to the next level by having the Arduino interact with the Python programming language. Python is a free program you can download. Since you have already learned the fundamentals of programming through our first 20 Arduino lessons, learning Python will be a snap! Python with Arduino LESSON 1: This lesson introduces the concepts and shows ...

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LT8494 – SEPIC/Boost DC/DC Converter with 2A, 70V Switch, and 7μA Quiescent Current

Features Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation: 7μA IQ at 12VIN to 5VOUT Output Ripple (<10mV Typ.) Dual Supply Pins: Improves Efficiency Reduces Minimum Supply Voltage to ~1V after Start-Up to Extend Battery Life Wide Input Voltage Range of ~1V to 60V (2.5V to 32V for Start-Up) PG Functional for Input Supply Down to 1.3V FMEA Fault Tolerant in TSSOP Package Fixed Frequency PWM, SEPIC/BOOST/FLYBACK Topologies ...

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A low-cost 0.5A 33V LED driver module with 90+% efficiency

Introduction This article describes simple constant current driver module with fast PWM input that can be used for driving medium and high power LEDs. The module uses an integrated constant-current output, DC-DC buck converter with output current configurable from 0.1 to 0.5A. This article outlines the schematic, design guidelines, operation, and performance of the low cost LED driver Short description LED ...

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Programmable 8-character LCD module and digital voltmeter

Signal and power from the same voltage source Most hobby electronics store carry cheap and ready to use digital voltmeter modules (DVM) the problem with those is that they do usually require an independent power source to power the DVM-module. Many circuits are made such that you have one power supply and you would like to power your circuit and the voltmeter module from this one single power supply. This i ...

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Site enables detailed component comparisons

Choosing components is a series of time-consuming tasks, from surveying the market for possible candidates to properly evaluating performance. As a hardware engineer who has worked in Silicon Valley for 10 years, I have spent significant time developing test plans and specs, building fixtures, and testing components. One of the reasons comparing components takes a long time is because you can’t always rely ...

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