Meet Ollie – The Swiss Army Knife of Connectors
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Meet Ollie – The Swiss Army Knife of Connectors

Two challenges field engineers face is the need to go around with multiple connectors and cables, and the ESD/over-voltage challenges faced when interfacing with high voltage devices. With the desire to help solve these challenges, Melbourne-based hardware designer Ali Slim, got to work...

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Monolithic Power Systems’ 5 V USB, 1 A, I²C-controlled linear charger
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Monolithic Power Systems’ 5 V USB, 1 A, I²C-controlled linear charger

The MP2667 from Monolithic Power Systems is a highly integrated, single-cell, Li-ion/Li-polymer battery charger with system power path management for space-limited portable applications. This device takes input power from either an AC adapter or a USB port to supply the system load and...

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Interfaces for Machine Vision
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Interfaces for Machine Vision

Choosing the right interface for your machine vision application is a key decision in your camera selection process. The following sections provide an overview of the different types of cables and connectors available for machine vision applications along with associated pros and...

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Maxim’s Buck-Boost Controller Enables Automotive USB PD Ports in small size
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Maxim’s Buck-Boost Controller Enables Automotive USB PD Ports in small size

Designers of automotive chargers now have the industry’s smallest and lowest-cost solution with the MAX25430 100W USB Power Delivery (PD) buck-boost controller and protector from Maxim Integrated Products. As the industry’s most integrated solution, the MAX25430 can reduce design...

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2-channel USB thermocouple sensor using STM32
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2-channel USB thermocouple sensor using STM32

A thermocouple is one of the most utilized sensors nowadays when measuring temperature. From the tip of your soldering iron to your gas oven, its value is undeniable, so if you are not integrating one in your projects, then you should! They are cheap and extremely useful. If you are, you...

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Meet the New USB Type-C based, PIC32 Development Board from Lophtware
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Meet the New USB Type-C based, PIC32 Development Board from Lophtware

The USB Type-C / PIC32 development board from Lophtware is a low-cost Microchip PIC32-based development board, compatible with HID (Human Interface Device) endpoint standard. It is a USB 2.0 Type-C / PIC32 breakout board that offers full-speed USB 2.0 development for breadboarding and...

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Power USB devices from a vehicle
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Power USB devices from a vehicle

Automotive accessories such as PNDs (portable navigation devices) usually receive their power or charge using a simple adapter that a user plugs into a cigarette lighter. Sometimes, however, you may want to power or charge two devices at once. The circuit in Figure 1 can handle that...

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Meet Binho Nova – the Multi-Protocol USB Host Adapter
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Meet Binho Nova – the Multi-Protocol USB Host Adapter

While it has become a norm for embedded firmware developers, tinkerers, and DIY electronics hobbyists to have multiple adapters for different communication protocols, the challenges associated with moving around with all the adapters can be quite the drag. The new Binho Nova Adapter is...

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