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Random E14 goodies

Posted by Fred27 Top Member Jul 27, 2020
I don't know about you, but I have a strange fascination watching a parcel making its way towards me across the globe. It's even better when the contents of the package are a mystery. A part of E14's random generosity, I recently found such a mystery package on the way.   I didn't have too long to wait until the package arrived. I was glad to see - for the sake of the environment - it was a nice small, re-used box. In it was a nice E14 present of a T-shirt, some stickers, and a breadboar ...
On many Ethernet devices, you find magnetics - a transformer - as part of the physical layer.     The example above is from a TI TM4C launchpad. It looks like a solid block - like a silicon package.   I have a defect launchpad so I scavenged some parts. To my surprise, this is how the transformer looks like from the underside:     Surprisingly old school.   Supplier's schematic: Pulse HX1198FNL ...
Here on the element14 Community we want to acknowledge the hard work that our members put into maintaining the amazing discussions, projects, feedback and positive behaviours that we see regularly as part of the community here on the website.   We try our best to reward you in many different ways, from prizes as part of Project14, giveaways tied to our Webinars, Training and Events to giving away hardware for your well documented RoadTests & Reviews and selecting you to become a Top Me ...
I grew up in the age of the Soundblaster soundcard, the reputable brand by Creative which lead the charge in MS-DOS supported audio. In my eyes the fabled Soundblaster Awe 32 with soundfonts was the creme de la creme of soundcards, with its own RAM for the benefit of playing the most deluxe of MIDI sound files for your games and audiophile excitement, back in the day of the ISA standard for add-on boards for your computer system, a standard that lasted for a long while until PCI came along.  ...

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