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8 Posts authored by: Hesam.M
      Features: Identify a fake Lithium-Ion/Lithium-Polymer/NiCd/NiMH battery Adjustable constant current load (can also be modified by the user) Capable of measuring the capacity of almost any kind of battery (below 5V) Easy to solder, build, and use, even for beginners (all components are Dip) An LCD user interface   Specifications: Board Supply: 7V to 9V(Max) Battery Input: 0-5V(max) – no reverse polarity Constant Current Load: 37mA to 540mA(max) – 16 Ste ...
  Single-Ended Transmission Single-ended signaling is a simple and common way of transmitting electrical signals from a sender to a receiver. The signal is ground referenced (0 Volt) and one conductor (wire) carries the signal and one conductor carries the common reference potential. The current associated with the signal travels from sender to receiver and returns to the power supply through the shared ground connection. If multiple signals are transmitted, the carrier requires one wire ...
Switching power supplies are known for high efficiency. An adjustable voltage/current supply is an interesting tool, which can be used in many applications such as a Lithium-ion/Lead-acid/NiCD-NiMH battery charger or a standalone power supply. In this article, we will learn to build a variable step-down buck converter using the popular LM2576-Adj chip.                           &# ...
Disclaimer: This circuit is connected directly to the mains voltage. You must care about all safety precautions before using the device. AC loads are everywhere around us because at least home appliances are supplied with the mains power. Therefore, we always face the situations that we want to have full control (dimming) over an AC load such as a lamp, a motor, vacuum cleaner … etc. We should know that controlling an AC load is not identical with a DC load. So we should use different el ...
An FM transmitter is one of the most popular devices between electronic hobbyist, professionals and even non-technical people. In this article, we gonna learn to how to build an easy, stable and digitally controllable FM transmitter.   For this design, I have selected the VMR6512 module which truly is like a full RF block on a chip!. It eliminates all essential circuitry for a basic FM transmitter such as inductors and trimmers. According to the VMR6512 datasheet: “VMR6512 is a highly ...
Motor driver circuits are one of the most useful designs for industrial, automotive and robotic applications. Full control over a DC motor is an essential function for a variety of applications. For many low power applications, 1A to 1.5A RMS current consumption limit/per motor is enough, therefore I selected a useful chip that can operate with just a few external components.   The DRV8833 chip is a dual H-bridge motor driver. According to the datasheet: “The DRV8833C device is an int ...
A typical HD4470 character LCD comes with 16 pins. If we ignore the backlight and the power pins, the 8 data and 3 control pins remain. We can address the LCD in the 8 bits or 4 bits mode. Therefore we have to consider at least 11 I/Os (8 bits) or 7 I/Os (4 bits).   The circuit design could be more complicated when we realize most of these LCDs just operate with a 5V supply and typically they are not compatible with 3.3V MCUs. Many modern MCUs offer 5V tolerant pins but naturally in a limit ...
An obstacle detection unit is an essential part of a variety of projects, such as robotics and security applications. The infrared sensors are widely used for these types of applications. The main drawback of some circuit designs is that the detection units are sensitive to the outside lights and react unstable or noisy. In this project, we selected a proper IR receiving component and designed the circuit in a way to act as stable as possible. Also, you can adjust the sensitivity of the sensor t ...