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Sequence Generator Delays Bias Voltages LCDs
Sequence Generator Delays Bias Voltages To LCDs
06.13.2022 Circuits

Many graphic LCDs require multiple positive and negative supply voltages. At “power on” and “power off,” these bias voltages must be sequenced properly, along with the LCD’s data and control signals, to prevent damage to the LCDs...

Magnetic-field probe requires few components
Magnetic-field probe requires few components
06.12.2022 Circuits

Popularly known as “gauss meters,” various makes and models of magnetic field meters are available on the market at prices that make them unaffordable to many hobbyists and engineers...

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Drive LDOs 0-V Output Single Supply
Drive LDOs To 0-V Output With Single Supply
06.09.2022 Articles

Many electronics circuits begin operation at voltages below 1.25 V. But popular adjustable regulators such as the LM317, LM350, and LM338 can provide output voltages only above 1.25 V, and the L200 minimum is higher at 2.85 V...

Linear Monostable Converts Capacitive Transducer Measurements
Linear Monostable Converts Capacitive Transducer Measurements into Pulse Train
06.08.2022 Circuits

The circuit allows you to convert capacitance into a pulse train by using a constant current source and a linear monostable formed by two NAND-gate chips...

Supply Constant Power Level Varying Load
Supply Constant Power Level To A Varying Load Impedance
06.07.2022 Articles

How do you deliver constant power when the load impedance isn't constant? That problem arises, for example, in trying to maintain a warm LCD display on an outdoor gas pump in cold climates...

Adding Feedback Boosts Peak Detector Precision
Adding Feedback Boosts Peak Detector's Precision
06.06.2022 Circuits

A signal’s peak is typically measured with a diode. But if the diode is used alone, the input voltage must be much larger than the diode’s turn-on voltage to obtain acceptable accuracy...

Dynamic siphon steals current USB port
Dynamic siphon steals current from USB port
06.05.2022 Circuits

A USB port offers a handy source of 5 V power for auxiliary devices. A USB port not only supplies power to a microcontroller and other essential circuitry, but also provides enough extra current head room to charge a small battery or supercapacitor energy-storage element...

Single LED Takes On Both Light-Emitting
Single LED Takes On Both Light-Emitting And Detecting Duties
06.02.2022 Articles

By adding just two MCU I/O pins, a standard LED can also perform as a light-detecting photodiode. Sometimes people forget that light-emitting diodes can also detect light quite well...

Automatic latch-off circuit saves batteries
Automatic latch-off circuit saves batteries
05.30.2022 Circuits

Although rechargeable batteries offer many advantages, they can suffer damage and shortened service lives if they're fully drained of their charge. The circuit shuts off a battery-powered appliance – in this instance, an LED flashlight receiving power from NiMH...

Volume-unit meter spans 60-dB dynamic range
Volume-unit meter spans 60-dB dynamic range
05.26.2022 Circuits

An audio volume-unit meter displays peak-related audio amplitudes to aid in accurately setting recording levels or for displaying an amplifier's operating conditions...