ICStripBoard – PCB rapid prototyping tool
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ICStripBoard – PCB rapid prototyping tool

  ICStripBoard is a innovative cheap tool to enable rapid prototyping of surface mount integrated circuits (IC’s) and allow their usage in prototype electronics projects. Inline surface mount IC’s come in a Variety of packages which are different sizes and these Printed...

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LTC4380 Overvoltage Protection
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LTC4380 Overvoltage Protection

Thomas Scherer @ elektormagazine.com writes: When it comes to protecting sensitive circuitry from potentially damaging over-voltage spikes and supply surges we usually resort to networks of coils, capacitors, resistors and suppression diodes to iron out the transients. The LTC4380...

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Inside the 74181 ALU chip: die photos and reverse engineering
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Inside the 74181 ALU chip: die photos and reverse engineering

A detailed die photos and reverse engineering of the 74181 ALU chip by Ken Shirriff: What’s inside a TTL chip? To find out, I opened up a 74181 ALU chip, took high-resolution die photos, and reverse-engineered the chip.1 Inside I found several types of gates, implemented with...

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Software Defined Radio IC Decap
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Software Defined Radio IC Decap

Software Defined Radio teardown: R820/RTL2832U Decap Recently there has been much interest in two integrated circuit which were originally designed to receive FM radio and DVB-T TV (as used in Europe). Some enterprising people quickly realised that since they were based on...

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MAX11311 – The Powerful Configurable Mixed Signal I/O
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MAX11311 – The Powerful Configurable Mixed Signal I/O

The MAX11311 is industry's first configurable high-voltage mixed-signal I/O that allows user-defined ADC, DAC, or GPIO functionality. Programming MAX11311 is very easy. A nice GUI tool helps to generate the right register values. If you want to make a universal signal processing board...

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Keeping up with Moore’s Law
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Keeping up with Moore’s Law

by Clemens Valens @ elektormagazine.com: There was a time that every extra storage byte crammed into a chip was greeted with cheers and applause but today only few people will get the champagne out when an extra gigabyte or so is announced. We have become so used to the ever growing...

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From Sand to Circuits – How Intel makes integrated circuits [PDF]
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From Sand to Circuits – How Intel makes integrated circuits [PDF]

Here is a nice PDF document from Intel explaining how integrated circuits are made. From Sand to Circuits - How Intel makes integrated circuits [PDF] -...

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AEM10940, A High Efficient Power Management IC From e-peas
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AEM10940, A High Efficient Power Management IC From e-peas

AEM10940 is a power management IC designed by e-peas to store power from photovoltaics (PVs) cells and thermoelectric generator (TEGs) into rechargeable power sources, such as Li-Ion batteries and thin film batteries. At the same time, it supplies the system with two different regulated...

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