Load switch with self-resetting circuit breaker
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Load switch with self-resetting circuit breaker

Anthony Smith has designed a simple load switch using two transistors and some resistors. The simple current-limiting load switch shown in Figure 1 will be familiar to most readers. In this circuit, a high level signal applied to the input switches on MOSFET Q2, which energizes the...

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How to Choose a Connector
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How to Choose a Connector

Sanket Gupta @ octopart.com discuss on how to choose a connector. He writes: Continuing our series about choosing parts, inspired by the latest version of the Common Parts Library, let’s take a close look at how to find and select connectors. In this blog, we will explain all the...

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Thermal design: Get the heat out of the electronics
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Thermal design: Get the heat out of the electronics

Paul Rako@ edn.com discuss about thermal design in electronics and how to design your board to dissipate it effectively. If you have high-powered LEDS, or a power supply, or are trying to control larger motors, you have to get a lot of heat out of your circuit boards. The classic way...

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Measuring the speed of light with electronics
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Measuring the speed of light with electronics

The speed of light in vacuum is a well-known universal constant and is considered to be the nature's ultimate speed limit. No matter, energy, and information can travel faster than this speed. The speed of light has always been a topic of great interest and significance throughout...

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Basic Electronics – How to use a 555 Timer
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Basic Electronics – How to use a 555 Timer

Do you want to know how to use a 555 timer? Laura brings you more Back to School tips and tricks on using this integrated circuit. Basic Electronics - How to use a 555 Timer -...

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How Boost Converters (DC-DC Step-Up) Works
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How Boost Converters (DC-DC Step-Up) Works

A look into how boost converters work in a very visual format. Try this circuit: http://goo.gl/nkHq9H How Boost Converters (DC-DC Step-Up) Works -...

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Zener Diodes In Theory and Practice
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Zener Diodes In Theory and Practice

David Jones made a tutorial on the fundamentals of zener diodes over his EEVblog youtube channel. David started the tutorial comparing between zener and regular diode. Both have the same characteristics and same I-V chart, but zener is designed to work in the negative voltage...

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How To Configure a 555 Timer IC
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How To Configure a 555 Timer IC

Philip Kane @ jameco.com has published an article about the famous 555 timer IC and how to configure in monostable and astable modes. The 555 timer was introduced over 40 years ago. Due to its relative simplicity, ease of use and low cost it has been used in literally thousands of...

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