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Mouse, PS2 interface, resolution
Hi, I need to interface between a optical mouse to PS2 to micro. I am trying to use the mouse to precisely measure distance moved so I want maximum resolution. I read some stuff...
Thursday, 5 May 2011 - 02:32
Optical mouse, where to look for ICs and electrical parts?
Hi, I want to build something similar to an optical mouse but not quite. I want to track motion on a surface and have a micro read the data. I am not sure where to get the parts...
Wednesday, 4 May 2011 - 19:16
For those who have used Myropcb for PCB and/or assembly.
Hi, Currently MyroPCB is my goto place for production PCB and assembly. I did shop around at 2 other places before I decided on sticking with them. For those that have used myro...
Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 06:21
Automotive grade vs industrial grade uC?
I have been checking out datasheets for automotive rated uCs and it's equivalent industrial grade. Looking at the DC and AC specs, I see no difference. Generally what is the...
Thursday, 14 April 2011 - 06:24
Brushed DC motors, typical life expectancy?
I want to do some stuff with brushed dc motors, similar to the ones used in rechargeable drills. What is the typical life expectancy of those types of motors? What kind of...
Friday, 8 April 2011 - 20:06
soldering wire to board, best technique?
I need to solder a 5/6 conductor cable to a couple hundred pcbs. One of the cables is 18 AWG, so they are quite stiff, when I mange to get one conductor into the hole, the other...
Thursday, 24 March 2011 - 22:36
Reluctance sensor + wheel with missing teeth, wierd trace
I am working on a project which needs to read ignition timing from an automobile. My Plan is to mount a 36-1 (35 teeth, 1 tooth missing to indicate Top dead center) trigger wheel...
Wednesday, 9 March 2011 - 04:57
Is there a reference to find the most commonly used ICs?
often when I select a part for my application, I am interested in selecting parts that are popular (must be a good reason they are popular), typically they have large scales of...
Friday, 28 January 2011 - 05:33
EMI reality check needed
Here is the system uC + flyback converter Those are the primary things in the system. The UC needs to measure analog signals with 8/10 bit accuracy. The flyback converter needs to...
Monday, 17 January 2011 - 19:15
NFET, all the good ones are out of stock, need suggestion
I am looking for an Nchannel Mosfet with the following. logic level Vgs (5v) Max continuous current > 20A (the higher the better) Vds max >60v (want 100v) low Rds on (yes I know...
Saturday, 8 January 2011 - 04:38
12v step up to ~400v DC/DC converter.
Hi, I have a 12v power supply, I need to step it upto about 400v DC, output required is 10ma. I am ok with purchasing something that is totally standalone and premade, provided...
Thursday, 23 December 2010 - 03:51
Nuvoton M0?
Hi, Does anyone have any experience with Nuvoton and their M0 devices? If so what is your impression? I am looking to dip my feet into M0, but need 5v operation. I have only found...
Friday, 17 December 2010 - 05:53

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