LTM8053 – 40VIN, 3.5A/6A Step-Down μModule Regulator

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The LTM8053 is a 40VIN, 3.5A (continuous) step-down μModule regulator. Included in the package are the switching controller, power switches, inductor, and all support components. Operating over an input voltage range of 3.4V to 40V, the LTM8053 supports an output voltage range of 0.97V to 15V and a switching frequency range of 200kHz to 3MHz, each set by a single resistor. Only the input and output filter capacitors are needed to finish the design

LTM8053 – 40VIN, 3.5A/6A Step-Down μModule Regulator – [Link]

 

LM317 smooths but doesn’t regulate

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Michael Dunn discuss about a circuit that smooths ripple and noise but doesn’t regulates the output.

A well known power supply circuit is the capacitance multiplier. It doesn’t regulate, but instead reduces ripple & noise while the output tracks at some fraction of the input vol

LM317 smooths but doesn’t regulate – [Link]

Eagle Tutorial – How to add a new package to a component

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Save time by re-using existing packages and symbols .

There are thousands of devices in the ‘default’ library that comes with EagleCAD but whaddyaknow, the exact package/device you need isn’t always going to be one of those thousands. However, instead of making a brand new device from scratch every time you can often ‘merge’ two existing devices, or at least reuse the SMD package. Not only will you save time, but it can minimize mistakes. (Note I say it can – be sure to always always triple check pinouts, package sizes, dimensions and more!)

Eagle Tutorial – How to add a new package to a component – [Link]

Build an Arduino-Controlled AM/FM/SW Radio

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by Raymond Genovese @ www.allaboutcircuits.com:

The idea of a single chip radio is intriguing. The prospect is especially interesting to me because, frankly, I envy the analog skills I associate with building a radio receiver. When I browsed the circuit literature in the area, I came across the Silicon Labs collection. One of their chips, the Si4844-A10 caught my attention. This receiver has AM/FM/SW capability with all the bells and whistles and it is designed to work with a microprocessor. Best of all, the support components required are mainly associated with the microprocessor display and control functions with only a small amount of antenna support needed. I couldn’t resist taking the plunge.

Build an Arduino-Controlled AM/FM/SW Radio – [Link]

New Ultra-Small Digital Humidity Sensor: Simplicity Meets Proven Performance

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Sensirion, the world’s leading manufacturer of humidity, temperature and flow sensor solutions, presents its second generation WLCSP (wafer-level chip-scale package) humidity sensor: the SHTW2. The SHTW2 humidity sensor comes in a flip chip package – an established technology that represents one of the simplest and smallest possible ways of packaging a semiconductor chip and results in a tiny footprint of 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.5 mm3. The SHTW2 also pioneers a new category of ultra-small humidity sensors suitable for applications with the tightest space constraints.

The SHTW2 is based on Sensirion’s CMOSens® Technology, which offers a complete sensor system on a single chip with a digital I2C interface. The sensor is fully calibrated and covers a humidity measurement range of 0 to 100% RH and a temperature measurement range of -30 to 100 °C, with a typical accuracy of ± 3% RH and ±0.4 °C. The operation voltage of 1.8 V and the low power consumption make the SHTW2 perfect for integration in consumer electronics that run on the tightest power budgets, such as mobile phones, wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With the industry-proven quality and reliability of Sensirion’s humidity and temperature sensors, and constant accuracy over a large measurement range, the SHTW2 offers an unprecedented price-performance ratio. Tape and reel packaging and suitability for standard SMD assembly processes ensure the SHTW2 is ideal for high-volume applications.

New Ultra-Small Digital Humidity Sensor: Simplicity Meets Proven Performance – [Link]

Sound to Light Effect

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This project will turn your favorite music into light effects, a microphone picks up the sound and gives  light effects with 6 Red LEDs, ideal for creating fun atmosphere at parties & discos. Supply 9V-12V DC.

Features

  • Supply 9V-12V DC (PP3 9V Battery)
  • On Board Preset for Gain Adjust
  • 6 On Board LEDs
  • On Board Condenser Microphone
  • SMD based small Board
  • PCB Dimension 45.72 X 28.58 MM
  • CN1 Supply Input
  • PR1 Sensitivity Adjust

Sound to Light Effect – [Link]

How to build an Arduino Uno on a BreadBoard

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“webgeeks” show us how to setup an Arduino UNO on a breadboard – aka bare minimum arduino:

If you are like and me and enjoy building electronic projects then you might have worked with the Arduino Uno. The Arduino uno is the most popular micro controller of the series and has a large collection of libraries which make working with it very easy. So there would be times where you may need more than one Uno for the project, I like to make my own micro controller rather than buying a new one, as this saves me some money which may be helpful for other such projects.

How to build an Arduino Uno on a BreadBoard – [Link]

ESP8266: SSD1306 Oled Library Release


Daniel Eichhorn writes:

The “ESP8266 OLED SSD1306″ is an open source library which allows you to control those pretty OLED modules from our beloved ESP8266 module. Fabrice Weinberg cleaned up all the ugly pieces of code which I initially wrote caused by my near C/C++ illiteracy. He also added support for Pasko’s BRZO I2C library which is partially written in assembler and allows a much higher throughput over the I2C channel.

ESP8266: SSD1306 Oled Library Release – [Link]

Arduino Bluetooth Tutorial HC-05

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Bluetooth is typically a low power, medium range device, in fact it can reach up to 10 meters. Bluetooth operates on the same frequencies as WiFi, 2.4Ghz.Connections are normally one to one meaning no group communication is allowed by the protocol. The connection is established by a master device, which connects to a slave device. In internet terminology the master is the client and the slave is the server.

Arduino Bluetooth Tutorial HC-05 – [Link]

octopart.com – Common Parts Library

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octopart.com just launched the latest Common Parts Library – it comes with integration with Seeed Studio’s Open Parts Library and a downloadable symbols and footprints library in KiCad, Eagle and Altium.

Today, we are announcing a new version of the Common Parts Library for Production. Continuing on the journey to make it easy to design products and get them to production, this new version provides a holistic view of the supply chain for each part, including information about equivalent parts in the Shenzhen supply chain. This is supplemented by real-time pricing and availability information for each part so that you can make part selection decisions faster. Furthermore, the CPL for Production comes with a single symbols and footprints library in popular PCB design tools including Altium Designer, Eagle, and KiCad

octopart.com – Common Parts Library – [Link]