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Wire Harness Management
DocJC wrote:I've laced a few wire harnesses with dental floss... Unused, of course. JC Yep - cable lacing is really the optimal method IMHO. See here:
Saturday, 13 July 2013 - 18:08
Advice me a PCB CAD software
pixel2001n wrote:Yeah, I've always thought Altium could completely dominate the market simply by offering a non-commercial/hobbyist version. Their loss I guess. People have been...
Friday, 5 July 2013 - 13:25
Looking for keyed card edge connector
mikericetga wrote:Typically these connectors are provided with a slot in between positions, allowing you to key it yourself. Look at the drawing for this connector, you will see a...
Monday, 10 June 2013 - 18:40
Coil kickback
hobbss wrote:Actually, a zener/diode pair connected in series will provide better protection both for the drive circuit and the coil itself. Here's good app note from Tyco. Leach...
Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 15:25
Wire for prototypes/dead bugging/kloodges?
clawson wrote:It wasn't E L Chan by any chance? I think that was it. I remembered understanding it better - the English on that page is pretty...
Wednesday, 8 May 2013 - 18:03
Filter design tool
The TI tool is good. Microchip has a competing program but I do not like it as much as the TI tool. I suspect that if the TI tool is saying you need 8-10 stages, your requirements...
Wednesday, 9 January 2013 - 08:04
Quick connect programming connector
Torby wrote:This tag-connect: You just plug this into your ISP and use the same pin numbering as the traditional ISP connector? I see they have a footprint for FreePCB. Hmm....
Thursday, 20 December 2012 - 03:54
Quick connect programming connector
sbennett wrote:"Headerless" programming adapter for 6-pin ISP port In that thread I recommended the Tag-Connect system without having ever used it. I've now used it in a design,...
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 - 19:06
Input Capacitance
If you have an oscilloscope, you can look at the rising edge of the I2C lines. They will follow the function V = Vcc*(1-e^(-t/(RC))) (where R is your pull up and C is your total...
Thursday, 6 December 2012 - 16:13
Operational Amplifier swing output voltage
cmartin wrote:Try adding a resistor from the output to ground. Start with something between 1 and 4.7K. If it works you can try upping the value. The bi-polar output of an op-...
Sunday, 25 November 2012 - 17:59
miniature Li-Ion
jgmdesign wrote:What I was referring to with regard to the battery being next to the module does the battery have issue with the RF energy coming off the RF unit? My point was...
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 - 23:41
miniature Li-Ion
jgmdesign wrote:-S Thanks for the info. I will be looking at the evil mfr in a little bit. I must get a handle on this thing. Also, does the battry have any issues if it is...
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 - 22:47