The smallest camera module for mobile devices
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The smallest camera module for mobile devices

Nidec Copal, the world’s biggest manufacturer of camera shutters, has developed the smallest, thinnest and lightest camera module for mobile devices. It measures just 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.2 mm and weighs 0.57 g. The new camera module is about half the size of Nidec Copal’s previous...

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Reverse engineering the popular 555 timer chip (CMOS version)
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Reverse engineering the popular 555 timer chip (CMOS version)

Ken Shirriff reverse engineer the CMOS version of 555 timer IC and explains how it works. This article explains how the LMC555 timer chip works, from the tiny transistors and resistors on the silicon chip, to the functional units such as comparators and current mirrors that make it...

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Unipolar Stepper Motor Driver Circuit
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Unipolar Stepper Motor Driver Circuit

This unipolar stepper motor driver circuit is used to drive a 12V unipolar stepper motor with a current rating of 1.25A. It uses PCA9537 IC, which is a 10-pin CMOS device that provides 4 bits of General Purpose I/O (GPIO) expansion with interrupt and reset for I2C-bus/SMBus...

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Tutorial on the Theory, Design and Characterization of a CMOS Transimpedance Amplifier
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Tutorial on the Theory, Design and Characterization of a CMOS Transimpedance Amplifier

In this episode, Shahriar and Shayan discuss the design and characterization of a deceptively simple CMOS inverter-based transimpedance amplifier. The the large and small signal behavior of the CMOS inverter is discussed and measured using the Keithley 2450 and 2460 source meters. The...

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iCoupler – Digital Signal Isolator
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iCoupler – Digital Signal Isolator

Clemens Valens @ elektormagazine.com discuss about the new iCoupler family of isolators from Analog Devices: Digital isolators based on transformers and capacitors use magnetic and electric fields to couple data across isolation barriers where optocouplers use light. Digital...

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CCS811 – Digital CMOS gas sensors for wearables & IoT
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CCS811 – Digital CMOS gas sensors for wearables & IoT

by Graham Prophet @ edn-europe.com: Cambridge CMOS Sensors is a semiconductor company that designs gas sensor solutions to monitor the local environment; its CCS811 is the first digital product in its CCS800 product family of ultra-low power miniature gas sensors. The CCS811...

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5V & 12V Regulated Power Supply
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5V & 12V Regulated Power Supply

This project can be used to power up TTL and CMOS based projects, it provides 5 VDC & 12 VDC outputs with an onboard mains transformer.  The project is based on the industry popular 7800 series voltage regulator in TO220 packages. Features Input: 240 VAC Output: 5 V, 12 V...

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