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Estimate the Required PCB size for a given schematic??
Hey all, I've now made a few of my projects reality (using Eagle mostly) and it seems to take a huge number of iterations to get to a finished board layout, one that is compact...
Saturday, 28 August 2010 - 17:38
IR DirectFET, anyone used one on a home pcb yet???
Hi all, I have just received some interesting new parts in the mail, they are IR's new (ish) DirectFET. (with UK 1 pence coin for size reference) As you can see they are pretty...
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 - 17:20
Prototyping using SMC parts at home / DIY ??
Hey all, I am increasingly finding myself using SMC components, either to get the latest / best bits or just to try to minimise the size of my project boards. This leads me to...
Thursday, 5 August 2010 - 20:06
Analogue circuit experts, power an LED from 50 to 800V ?!!
Hi all, My experience of analogue circuits is limited, and i thought it might be a good idea to pick some of the collective expertise that is resident on this site! So, i need to...
Friday, 14 May 2010 - 17:08
First non 5v uC project - (xmega) pitfalls to avoid ??
Hi all, Up till now, all my projects have been utilising 5v Vcc, (mega32/16 etc) now i would like to move over to an Xmega, which will have to run at a lower voltage (3.3V prob...
Sunday, 18 April 2010 - 19:05
Automative Transmission ecu - replace uC with AVR ??
Hi all, I have been thinking about a little project for 2010, and i was wonderig if anyone had ever replaced the microcontroller in some device with a AVR, due to the original not...
Saturday, 23 January 2010 - 16:28
Routing PCB traces under IC - bad idea ??
Hi all, Does anyone have any experience of how bad an idea it is to route traces under a IC ?? (in this case its an LM5106 half bridge mosfet gate driver, so potentially quite...
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 - 12:41
High speed data transfer between 2 AVR's
Hi All, I was wondering if anyone had experience of which is the best** method to transfer data (bidirectionally)at high speed between 2 AVR devices?? **best = fastest, robust,...
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 - 11:32
Friday Afternoon brain fade... PCINT on Mega32 ?
Hi all, well, it's friday afternoon and my brain has just finished for the weekend !! i am using a ATmega32 as a prototype motor controller, reading 3 hall sensor inputs into...
Friday, 25 September 2009 - 13:47
Best way of accessing more than 8 ADC channels??
Hi all, I'm am just starting to scratch together a rough design for a datalogging system, most probably using some flavour of Mega AVR (no fixed descision on type yet), and i...
Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 13:32
controlling the location of data within AVR EEPROM?
Hi All! i have a project that requires the storage of numerous calibration constants, with the constants acting as the "calibration" for the system. I would like to store these...
Thursday, 13 August 2009 - 21:24
SMC PCB design - ground plane connections to TOP layer??
Hi all, i have a question for those clever people with more pcb design experience than i ! say i have an SMC part on the pcb top layer, which has amongst it's pins a ground pin,...
Tuesday, 4 August 2009 - 15:38

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