Charge-pump topology doubles voltage
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Charge-pump topology doubles voltage

Michael Dunn has designed a circuit that is able to double the input voltage and breaks DC path. I once needed a voltage doubler circuit with no DC leakage path between input and output, and ended up devising this unusual 556- (dual 555 timer) based circuit with a "floating" voltage...

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SMDGuide – A gift for all electronic enthusiasts
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SMDGuide – A gift for all electronic enthusiasts

Alberto @ pighixxx.com has published the first pages of a series of SMD components guides. Total guide will consist of 20 pages. The definitive guide to SMD components! Cheat Sheets, Package Types, Conversions, Size Codes and more… SMDGuide - A gift for all electronic enthusiasts -...

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Soft Latch Power Switch Circuit
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Soft Latch Power Switch Circuit

Dаvid Jones through his Youtube channel EEVblog described in detail how to design a cheap soft latch power switch circuit, using one push button switch to toggle your circuit power on and off with the following design requirements: Zero power when off. One on/off switch....

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How To Connect Multiple Buttons with MCU Using One Line
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How To Connect Multiple Buttons with MCU Using One Line

One of the biggest problems you could face in your current/next project, is when you’re out of free inputs to use. Sometimes you can save a lot of inputs using some tricks, and there’re really a lot of them. In this blog post we’re going to know how you can use many push buttons...

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DHT11 Temperature and Humidity Sensor with Pinguino
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DHT11 Temperature and Humidity Sensor with Pinguino

DHT11 is a common humidity & temperature sensor. This sensor has a single wire serial interface with special timing diagram for the single wire interface. When the MCU sends a start signal, DHT11 sends a response signal followed by the humidity reading and then the...

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Diode or MOSFET as a Reversed Voltage Protector
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Diode or MOSFET as a Reversed Voltage Protector

Diode or P-channel MOSFET is what you need to protect your circuit from applying reversed voltage, according to a nice video published on Afrotechmods channel. Method 1:Diode The simplest way is to use a diode in series with main power supply. When you connect the power source...

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Constant Current Sources
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Constant Current Sources

What are Constant Current Sources? Find out how they work and why they are useful. Try the circuit!: http://goo.gl/BRpqnD Constant Current Sources -...

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How To Select an Inductor
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How To Select an Inductor

Sanket Gupta pointed us to his latest article, on how to select an inductor and discuss about the various types of them. Inductors are two-terminal components used for filtering, timing and power electronics applications. They store energy in the form of magnetic fields as long as a...

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