PSU Burner – a power supply tester

Intro What does one do when designing a power supply? Well, build a power supply tester, of course. One of the simplest things to build is a constant current load. This will allow for testing of the endurance of the power supply, as most of the designs out there are using slow components. However, I wanted to make a better one: one that I could hook up to my Analog Discovery and generate a test waveform to ...

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2.5A 2PHASE MICRO-STEPPING STEPPER MOTOR DRIVER

2 Phase stepping motor driver is a tiny board based on STK682-010 hybrid IC from ON semiconductor and it can deliver current up to 2.5Amp and has supply up to 32V DC. It has multiple micro-stepping: Full step, 1/2th Step, 1/4th Step, 1/8th Step, 1/16th Step, 1/32th Step, 1/64th Step, 1/128th Step.  PR1 trimmer potentiometer is provided to set the decay, 3.5V Slow Decay, 1.1V to 3.1V Mixed Decay, 0.8V-1V Fas ...

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A brief overview of Allegro ACS712 current sensor. Part 2 – Interface the sensor with a PIC microcontroller

In the first part of this discussion, the features of ACS712 device were briefly discussed. Now we will use that theory to implement the ACS712 sensor to make a simple DC current meter. The analog output voltage from the sensor is measured through an ADC channel of the PIC16F1847 microcontroller. A voltage to current conversion equation will be derived and implemented in the firmware of the PIC microcontrol ...

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LTC6268-10 – 4GHz Ultra-Low Bias Current FET Input Op Amp

The LTC6268-10 is a single 4GHz FET input op amp for high dynamic range and high speed transimpedance amplifier (TIA) applications. This new decompensated amplifiers extend the speed and dynamic range capabilities of this ultralow bias current op amp family for applications with a gain of 10 or higher. Input bias current is 0.9pA max over the 40°C to 85°C temperature range and just 4pA max over the entire 4 ...

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Sensing current on the high side

As EDN's Design Ideas editor, I see a range of design submissions, from good, to not so good. A recent DI I turned down for several reasons included a high-side current sense circuit with implementation problems. This got me thinking about the different ways to accomplish current sensing on a voltage rail. At their heart, the majority of DC current sense circuits start with a resistance in a supply line (th ...

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LT8608 – 42V, 1.5A Synchronous Step-Down Regulator with 2.5μA Quiescent Current

Features Wide Input Voltage Range: 3.0V to 42V Ultralow Quiescent Current Burst Mode® Operation: <2.5μA IQ Regulating 12VIN to 3.3VOUT Output Ripple <10mVP-P High Efficiency 2MHz Synchronous Operation: >92% Efficiency at 0.5A, 5VOUT from 12VIN 1.5A Continuous Output Current Fast Minimum Switch-On Time: 45ns Adjustable and Synchronizable: 200kHz to 2.2MHz Spread Spectrum Frequency Modulation for Low ...

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4-GHz op amps achieve ultralow input bias current

Features Gain Bandwidth Product: 4GHz Low Input Bias Current: ±3fA Typ. Room Temperature 4pA Max at 125°C Current Noise (100kHz): 7fA/√Hz Voltage Noise (1MHz): 4.0nV/√Hz Extremely Low CIN 0.45pF Rail-to-Rail Output AV ≥10 Slew Rate: +1500V/μs, –1000V/μs Supply Range: 3.1V to 5.25V Quiescent Current: 16.5mA Operating Temp Range: –40°C to 125°C Single in 8-Lead SO-8, 6-Lead TSOT-23 Packages Dual in 8-Lead MS8 ...

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LT3952 – 60V LED Driver with 4A Switch Current

Features 4000:1 True Color PWM™ Dimming 4A, 60V Internal DMOS Switch Wide Input Voltage Range: 3V to 42V 0V to 60V Output Current Regulation with Monitor PMOS Switch Driver for PWM and Output Disconnect LED Short-Circuit Protection and SHORTLED Flag Internal Spread Spectrum Frequency Modulation Constant-Current and Constant-Voltage Regulation Input Current Limit and Monitor Adjustable Frequency: 200kHz to 3 ...

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A discussion on the drive-current for the outputs of a PIC12C508A microcontroller

Each of the output lines of a '508A microcontroller can deliver a maximum of 25mA. What does this mean? It means any device connected to the line must take 25mA or less. If it takes more than 25mA a buffer transistor (also called an amplifying transistor) must be used and this will be discussed in a moment. However, if it operates on less than 5v, and requires less than 25mA, a current-limiting resistor mus ...

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Can a current flow even up the hill?

Should you however be afraid of accidental fall off of the connector (it will certainly hold on if there are no vibrations, shocks or unpredictable tension to leads), then for your peace of mind we recommend you to use connectors that can be secured by a screw. Naturally, devices exposed to vibrations are much more frequent (for example with a motor) or even devices which are often subjeted to transport – f ...

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