EAGLE 8.7 – Parametric 2D & 3D model generation, library.io, more!

tl; dr?  library.io, IPC-compliant 2D & 3D model generation, copy and paste pins from a datasheet to a symbol, WAY better highlight / color controls, SPICE supports saving and comparing waveforms + better plot controls, router now contours with 90 degree bends, & a bunch of little (but important workflow/UI/UX improvements). Greetings EAGLE Community! Today we’re proud to announce the release of EAG ...

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Displaying Customized Graphics on OLED display using Arduino

One thing we all always wish we could do when using any display is to load our own custom graphics, be it a logo, gif etc. In today’s tutorial we will show how to do just that on an OLED display using an Arduino. OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display is a display based on light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in respons ...

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MP3 player using Arduino and DFPlayer mini

Hi guys, welcome to this tutorial. Today, we will build an mp3 player using an Arduino and the DFPlayer mini MP3 module. The DFplayer mini is a small, low-cost mp3 module with a simplified audio output that can be connected directly to a speaker or an earphone jack. The module can be used as a stand-alone module with attached battery, speaker, and push buttons or used in combination with a microcontroller o ...

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Low cost single cell L-Ion battery pack simulator

Modern battery operated portable devices use smart battery packs. Every new development of an electronic medical device must follow strict design flow defined by world-wide or local regulatory directives. The development process of any such device using smart battery pack requires specific operating conditions to meet the testing criteria. When smart battery pack is one of the main power sources the host sy ...

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STMicroelectronics Introduces STM32WB – A SoC With 32bit Microcontroller And Bluetooth Low Energy 5

The new STM32WB from STMicroelectronics is a new wireless supporting System on a chip (SoC) that comes with a fully-featured ARM Cortex-M4 (@ 64 MHz) based microcontroller to run the main computing processes. It also has an ARM Cortex-M0+ core (@ 32 MHz) to offload the main processor and offer real-time operation on the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 and IEEE 802.15.4 radio. The SoC can also run other wireles ...

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ESP8266: Monitoring Power Consumption

In this post I’m going to show you how you can monitor the power consumption of your battery driven (ESP8266/ ESP32) device. Measuring the power consumption over a full activity/ sleep cycle is the precondition to optimize your code for a longer battery runtime. Only with a reliable tool you can decide which code changes lead to less consumption. In a later post we’ll look at some tweaks we can apply to the ...

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Fujitsu Electronics Europe expands its Bluetooth Low Energy portfolio

Adding components from Ambiq Micro and Talent Highland, Fujitsu Electronics Europe has increased its Bluetooth Low Energy portfolio. The additional products offer customers high integration, low power consumption and flexibility, says Fujitsu Electronics Europe (FEE), and it has produced the ClickBeetle reference platform (pictured) to facilitate the integration of Bluetooth Low Energy products into applica ...

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MC33035 Brushless motor driver breakout board

The board shown here is a breakout board for MC33035 brushless motor controller. It requires an output buffer IPM module or Mosfets to complete the closed loop brushless motor driver. MC33035 IC is the heart of the project; the project provides 6 PWM pulses as well 6 Inverse pulses outputs. On board Jumpers helps to change the Direction, Enable, Brake, and 60/120 phasing Header connector provided to connect ...

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Arduino distance meter with Ultrasonic Sensor (HC SR04) and Nokia 5110 LCD display

Introduction Measuring distance is so important in today’s world that things like driverless cars will be impossible without it, that description is probably enough to describe how important knowing the distance between two objects can be. For that reason, today we will be building a distance meter using the Arduino and the HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor. The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor is a cheap ranging sensor c ...

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Robby – A Simple and Powerful Robot to Learn Electronics and Programming

Over the years we have seen a significant interest in people wanting to learn electronics and programming but are mostly handicapped with what they could build. Over time, learning has been proven to be more reliable when learning is more practical, and we can quickly grasp the concept if one is seeing what he or she is building in real-time and promptly learn why it works the way it works. Lego Education r ...

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Arduino Communication with an Android App via Bluetooth

Introduction With the arrival of the IoT and the need for control, devices now need to do more than perform the basic functions for which they are built, they need to be capable of communicating with other devices like a mobile phone among others. There are different communication systems which can be adapted for communication between devices, they include systems like WiFi, RF, Bluetooth among several othe ...

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Compact µModule regulator is for use with FPGAs, GPUs and ASICs

Designed for use in PCIe boards, communications infrastructure, cloud computing-based systems, medical, industrial, and test and measurement equipment, the LTM4646 is a dual 10A or single 20A output, step-down µModule PoL regulator from 5.0 or 12V input supply rails. It targets the PCB area constraints of densely populated system boards to power low voltage and high current devices such as FPGAs, ASICs, mic ...

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