Simple circuit provides precision ADC interface

Real-world measurement requires the extraction of weak signals from noisy sources. High common-mode voltages are often present even in differential measurements. The usual approach to this problem is to use an op amp or an instrumentation amplifier and then perform some type of lowpass-filtering to reduce the background noise level. The problems with this traditional approach are that a discrete op-amp circ ...

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Dead Simple Ultrasonic Data Communication

Some of the best hacks are the ones which seem perfectly obvious in hindsight; a solution to the problem that’s so elegant, you wonder how it never occurred to you before. Of course we also love the hacks that are so complex your eyes start to water, but it’s nice to have a balance. This one, sent in by [Eduardo Zola] is definitely in the former group. In the video after the break, [Eduardo] demonstrates hi ...

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High-performance scope probes top out at 20 GHz

BEAVERTON, Ore., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today introduced the P7700 series of TriMode™ probes for use with Tektronix performance oscilloscopes. Offering up to 20 GHz bandwidth, the new probes ease the challenges designers face when debugging circuits found in the latest mobile and enterprise designs by minimizing probe loading, impro ...

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Simple Arduino Audio Player and Amplifier with LM386

Adding sounds or music to our project will always make it looks cool and sounds much more attractive. Especially if you are using an Arduino and you have lots of pins free, you can easily add sound effects to your project by just investing in an extra SD card module and a normal speaker. In this article I will show you how easy it is to Play music/add sound effects using your Arduino Board.  Thanks to the A ...

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Record-setting flexible phototransistor revealed

Inspired by mammals' eyes, University of Wisconsin-Madison electrical engineers have created the fastest, most responsive flexible silicon phototransistor ever made. The innovative phototransistor could improve the performance of myriad products -- ranging from digital cameras, night-vision goggles and smoke detectors to surveillance systems and satellites -- that rely on electronic light sensors. Integrate ...

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ARC Digital Amplifier

The ARC was designed to bridge the gap between high-end sound quality and the world of digital music. This ultra-compact system provides high-resolution USB audio and high quality aptX Bluetooth audio for an astonishingly detailed sound. Fully integrated with the latest in class-D amplifier technology, the ARC is a complete high-end digital audio system. For a great listening experience and immersive sound, ...

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Introduction to OPAMPs and Applications

Operational amplifiers (OPAMPs) are high performance differential amplifiers in integrated form that can be used in many different ways. A typical OPAMP has a non-inverting input, an inverting input, two dc power pins, one output pin and a few other fine-tuning pins. On the following image you can see a typical diagram of an operational amplifier. The basic OPAMP operation is simple. If the voltage applied ...

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Comparing the NE555 Timer and LM386 Amplifier as Inductorless DC-DC Converters

The bipolar NE555 timer IC is widely used in inductorless dc-dc converters, most frequently in doubling and inverting converters. However, another very popular IC, the LM386 audio amplifier, may be a better solution in this application. Note that the results also depend on the specific manufacturer of these multisourced ICs and on the quality of the related components. (We will use only Schottky diodes, to ...

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5.5W – 2 Channel Audio Amplifier

Description The small 2 Channel amplifier constructed around Sanyo’s LA4445 IC delivers 5.5Watts +5.5 Watts at 4 ohm load, supply in 12V DC 2Amp, Input impedance 30K. Specifications Dual Channels output : 5.5W Minimum External Parts Very small pop noise at the time of power supply ON/OFF Good ripple rejections Small residual noise Built-in protectors 1. Thermal Protector 2. Overvoltage Surge Protector Stand ...

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Mini Audio Amplifier

Description The Mini Audio Amplifier project is a good choice for battery operated gadgets.  It is based on Texas instruments LM386 IC, provides high quality Audio. Specifications Wide power supply input 6 to 12 VDC 500 mW output @ 8 Ohms load Takes standard audio signal as input Low quiescent current drain 4 mA IC The quiescent power drain is only 24 mW when operating from 6 VDC Onboard preset for volume a ...

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20W Bridge Audio Amplifier

20W Bridge Audio Amplifier project, based on the TDA2005 IC, The TDA 2005 IC is class B dual audio amplifier, specifically designed for car radio applications etc. Specifications: Power supply input : 18 VDC Output power : 20 W, 4 Ω IC built in Thermal Shut-down, Load dump voltage surge protected Terminal pins for connecting left and right audio signal inputs Berg Connector for connecting Potentiometer (POT ...

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14W Stereo Audio Amplifier

Description 14W Stereo audio power amplifier build around LM4730 IC. The LM4730 is stereo audio amplifier capable of delivering typical 14W per channel of continues average output power a 4 Ohms or 8 Ohms load with less than 10% THD+N from  20Hz to 20Khz frequency. Each amplifier has an independent smooth transition fade-in/out mute and a power conserving standby mode which can be controlled by onboard slid ...

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