Powering Your Microcontroller’s Base Project

A good power supply is an essential subject to the microcontroller’s base project; it’s like a heart that gives a life to our microcontroller. Sometimes we take it for granted the important of having an adequate power supply to our microcontroller project and this can lead to the unexpected result or behavior from the circuit. In this tutorial we will learn the principal of powering our microcontroller and ...

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LT puts supercapacitor power back-up on a chip

Linear Technology has put the whole of a supercapacitor power back-up system on one chip. Rated at 2A, it will back-up a voltage rail (Vsys) between 1.71 and 5.25V. Key to the chip, called LTC3110, is a 1.2MHz four-switch bi-directional dc-dc converter that both charges the capacitor and can also extract almost all of the energy remaining in it – as it keeps on switching until the capacitor has only 100mV l ...

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New Intelligent Analog Solutions – Enabling Efficient Lighting, Motor Control and Power Conversion – PIC 16F1787

Features Enhanced Mid-Range Core with 49 Instruction, 16 Stack Levels Flash Program Memory with self read/write capability 256 Bytes of EEPROM Internal 32MHz oscillator 3 x PSMC (Programmable Switch Mode Controller)- Dedicated 16bit PWM- Digital and/or analog feedback control of PWM frequency- Dead-band control / auto-shutdown & restart 4 x Fast Comparators with selectable Voltage Reference 3 x Operatio ...

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Low voltage power supply unit

In this post we introduce simple and flexible, regulated low voltage power supply unit. This power supply has provision for 4 outputs such as 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V and 3.3V. We mainly build this low voltage power supply unit to test (and power-up) low voltage MCUs, CPLDs and radio receivers. For this power supply we choose 1.8V, 2.5V and 3.3V to get it compatible with most of the LVTTL/LVCMOS devices. Other than ...

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Internet-of-Things Power Meter

The Internet-of-Things Power Meter (IPM) is a device fixed on top of the regular household power meter that provides detailed information about the electricity usage. Modern power meters have a LED blinking every time a Watt is used, the IPM detects these flashes using a light sensor, counts them, saves the values to an SD card. Later the data is stored to the cloud. Usually power companies provide very rou ...

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Simple Power Guard – PIC12F683

This is a very simple and accurate power guard circuit. This circuit is useful to guard the electronic or electrical devices from mains transients and spikes. Very high spikes can develop at power on due to sparking in the switch and more serious effects occur when power resumes after a power failure due to high magnetic field in the distribution transformer. This will damage your device permanently. To avo ...

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Power-on Reminder with LED Lamp

Many a times equipment at workstations remains switched on unnoticed. In this situation, these may get damaged due to overheating. Here is an add-on device for the workbench power supply that reminds you of the power-on status of the connected devices every hour or so by sounding a buzzer for around 20 seconds. It also has a white LED that provides good enough light to locate objects when a main fails. Here ...

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Solar power auto irrigation system using microcontroller

Solar power auto irrigation system using microcontroller, In this article you will learn about auto irrigation system. Whats is irrigation system? What is auto irrigation system? How to make irrigation system automatic? How to use microcontroller to make intelligent and automatic? Circuit diagram of solar power auto irrigation system using pic microcontroller. This project just give you idea about solar pow ...

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Linear Tech on how to power LEDs and protect them

In this article, I would like to talk a little bit about LEDs, including why they will become the lighting source of choice, how to power them and also, how to protect them from the hazards they face within their respective implementations. These include high bay lighting, architectural lighting, outdoor street lighting and even 75W incandescent bulb replacement. However, before we get started down this pat ...

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LTC3643 – 2A Bidirectional Power Backup Supply

Features Bidirectional Synchronous Boost Capacitor Charger/Buck Regulator for System Backup Wide Input Voltage Range: 3V to 17V Up to 40V Capacitor Voltage Storage for High Energy Backup 2A Maximum CAP Charge Current Integrated Power N-Channel MOSFETs (150mΩ Top and 75mΩ Bottom) Integrated Power N-Channel MOSFET for Output/CAP Disconnect (50mΩ) Input Current Limit During Charging Fast 1MHz Switching Frequen ...

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