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7 Feb 2014

“stevechamberlin”¬†hands-on review of the Rigol DS1074Z oscilloscope

Rigol DS1074Z Oscilloscope Review - [Link]

5 Feb 2014

Drag Soldering for Surface Mount Chips - [Link]

27 Jan 2014

This video shows the detail process of making of a chip at Philips Factory.

Chip Manufacturing Process – Philips Factory - [Link]

25 Jan 2014

Dave breadboards a precision 1A current source circuit and finds that even the application reference circuit doesn’t work as expected. Showing that you can’t just blindly trust that datasheet application circuit will work first go.

EEVblog #567 – Precision 1A Current Source - [Link]


24 Jan 2014

What is the actual capacitance of typical breadboard contacts?

It’s not in the datasheet, so Dave decides to measure it. It is well know that breadboards are not suitable for high frequency work due to the stray capacitance between contacts, but how bad is it really?

EEVblog #568 – Solderless Breadboard Capacitance - [Link]

20 Jan 2014

Dave takes a look at two cheap USB microscopes to see how suitable they are for electronics works and soldering and inspection.

EEVblog #566 – Cheap USB Microscope Reviews - [Link]

18 Jan 2014

Ever wondered how they transmit your TV signal?

David Kilpatrick from TXAustralia takes us on a detailed tour of the old decommissioned 10kW analog TV transmission system at the Artarmon facility in Sydney. It is still used to transmit digital TV. How it all works from the broadcaster video input to final transmission output up the 180m broadcast antenna. Plus some teardowns of the old equipment that’s been used to transmit the Channel 7 TV signal in Sydney since 1981.
Copper rigid coaxial lines, waveguides, filters, splitters, combiners, converters, transmission valve, power supplies and all the equipment necessary to transmit a 10kW analog or digital TV signal in a major city like Sydney.

EEVblog #569 – Tour of an Analog TV Transmission Facility - [Link]

2 Jan 2014

Dave assembles his first uCurrent in the SMD reflow oven. With random running commentary while pick and place assembling.

EEVblog #562 – More SMD Oven Reflow - [Link]

7 Nov 2013

Here is a nice series of 3 video tutorials, covering basic functionality of Cadsoft Eagle from Schematic Capture to CAM Export and PCB manufacturing. The 3 parts are:

Check them out!

CadSoft Eagle Tutorials by jeremyblum.com Р[Link]

8 Oct 2013

A look at some equipment and wafers used in the manufacture of silicon chip wafers. 200mm and 300mm wafers, die, dice sawing, lead-frame manufacture, automated testing machine (ATE) probing, clean room bunnie suits, photo plots, BGA chip thermal test sockets, and the worlds smallest active FET probes at 100 nanometers for direct wafer probing!

EEVblog #532 – Silicon Chip Wafer Fab Mailbag - [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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