SparkFun’s USB Type-C 5-20V 5A Power Delivery Board Features Qwiic Connector
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SparkFun’s USB Type-C 5-20V 5A Power Delivery Board Features Qwiic Connector

USB Type-C introduced significant changes to the USB standard. The reversible connector eliminated the issue of trying to plug the connector in the right way every time. Another issue it addressed was allowing the flexibility to have USB power with an adjustable USB voltage from...

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Mini USB-C PD sink board enables Power regulation for any device
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Mini USB-C PD sink board enables Power regulation for any device

The USB-C PD-Sink is a board by Pier 42 that enables any device to be powered from a USB supply. It allows the option to set the voltage at 5V, 9V, 12V, 15V or 20V and allowing current as high as 5A. The current settings are very flexible in steps of 250mA from 0 to 5A, but this...

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Saelig Introduces RBD 9103 USB Graphing Picoammeter
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Saelig Introduces RBD 9103 USB Graphing Picoammeter

This programmable current logger can measure bipolar picoamps to milliamps, with unique features such as 5kV DC voltage isolation. Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of the RBD 9103 USB Graphing Picoammeter, a compact, versatile, general-purpose picoammeter designed to...

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Smart Power Bank Keep-Alive
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Smart Power Bank Keep-Alive

@ZakKemble published another interesting project. This time it is a USB device that aims to keep your power bank from powering down due to low current draw. He writes: Ever wanted to power a project from a USB power bank, only to have it keep shutting itself off because the current...

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snopf is a Tiny USB password token
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snopf is a Tiny USB password token

snopf is a very simple, yet effective and easy to use USB password tool. The snopf USB device creates a unique and strong password for every service from the same 128 bit secret which never leaves the token. Whenever snopf is plugged into the computer you can make a password request...

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PicoScope 4-Channel 16GHz Sampler-Extended Real-Time Oscilloscopes
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PicoScope 4-Channel 16GHz Sampler-Extended Real-Time Oscilloscopes

The PicoScope 9404-16 brings very high-speed performance at less than half the cost of other traditional benchtop solutions with four high-resolution 12-bit channels driven by up to 5TS/s (0.2ps) equivalent-time sampling Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the PicoScope 9404-16 SXRTO,...

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Piksey Atto: An incredibly tiny, Arduino compatible board with USB!
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Piksey Atto: An incredibly tiny, Arduino compatible board with USB!

This cost-effective, yet tiny USB dev. board is designed for makers. It can be soldered onto PCBs, used with a breadboard or by itself. The author recently started creating DIY projects on their YouTube channel and they ran into a similar issue, time and again. Most of the sensors and...

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How to protect mobile devices from ‘USB Kill’ threats
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How to protect mobile devices from ‘USB Kill’ threats

Great read from Bourns about USB killer devices and port protection solutions. [via] Researchers have long warned about the security risks of inserting other users’ USB drives into your PC, even those from whom you trust. If the threat of malware infections isn’t cause enough for...

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