Low ESR tantalum capacitors make a difference in circuit designs
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Low ESR tantalum capacitors make a difference in circuit designs

App note from Vishay about how ESR in tantalum capacitors affects circuit performance. Link here (PDF) When choosing a capacitor for any application, there are a few key characteristics that must be understood in order to analyze its suitability for the circuit. In a simple capacitor...

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS support for iWave’s i.MX8QM SMARC SOM and SBC Products
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS support for iWave’s i.MX8QM SMARC SOM and SBC Products

The Debian based open-source Linux distribution Ubuntu finds its wide use across Desktop, Servers, Containers and now in IoT and cloud applications. Being very secure and its OpenStack support, it is further getting adapted widely in high end embedded computing applications as...

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Advantech Launches NXP i.MX8M ROM-5720 SMARC Module for Next Generation Multimedia Applications
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Advantech Launches NXP i.MX8M ROM-5720 SMARC Module for Next Generation Multimedia Applications

Embedded Modules & Design-in Services Advantech, a global leader in the embedded computing market, is pleased to announce ROM-5720, a SMARC 2.0 module powered by the NXP ARM Cortex-A53 i.MX8M processor with excellent graphics performance and low power consumption. The ROM-5720...

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CircuitBrains boards, castellated modules coming soon …
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CircuitBrains boards, castellated modules coming soon …

Kevin’s CircuitBrains boards are now listed and live on circuitpython.org/downloads. Kevin submitted the Deluxe model to Crowd Supply will have a project to support fabrication and fulfillment soon – Twitter. [via] CircuitBrains Basic CircuitPython on an ARM Cortex M0 in 1 square...

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Low cost solder paste dispenser
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Low cost solder paste dispenser

This is an easy to build but very capable and handy DIY solder paste dispenser built mostly from cheap Ebay components and modules by kevarek @ hackaday.io: Already finished and nicely working solder paste dispenser. Powered with cheap ebay mini DC motor with gearbox (100RPM) and long...

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PoE FeatherWing – Ethernet FeatherWing with 4W of PoE power
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PoE FeatherWing – Ethernet FeatherWing with 4W of PoE power

PoE FeatherWing is an Ethernet FeatherWing with 4W of PoE power with globally unique MAC. Adafruit provides an Ethernet FeatherWing for its popular Feather ecosystem - a valuable option for IoT and automation projects. But it has its limitations. The Feather still needs to be powered...

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Indoor Air Quality Monitoring System
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Indoor Air Quality Monitoring System

This smart device is able to monitor and display CO2, TVOC, PM, temperature, humidity and air pressure measurements. by Roman Novosad Most of the modern applications focus on measuring outdoor air pollution. This is indeed very important and useful, however most of the time in...

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Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC – SA5X) is only 2 x 2″
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Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC – SA5X) is only 2 x 2″

Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC - SA5X) Rubidium Oscillator, re-designed for improved stability and new features. The MAC-SA5X is designed for applications that require long-term atomic oscillator stability, but are constrained by size and low power requirements. Versatile Microchip’s...

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