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Power Factor Correction Control IC

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Power Factor Correction Control IC International Rectifier, IR®, a world leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IRS2500 µPFC™ power factor correction (PFC) control IC for switch mode power supply (SMPS), LED drivers, fluorescent and HID electronic ballast applications. The IRS2500 µPFC controller can be configured to… Read more »

FPGA Motor Control Systems

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FPGA Motor Control Systems Xilinx, Inc. announced new Ethernet protocol support and motor control building blocks for its Industrial Targeted Design Platforms, including new EtherCAT, Ethernet POWERLINK, PROFINET and SERCOS III interconnect reference designs, as well as new IP cores for building intelligent motor control systems and a new motor… Read more »

Modem IC for Process Control

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Modem IC for Process Control Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, introduced a complete HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) modem IC (integrated circuit) that enables HART connectivity in process control applications such as smart sensors and factory automation equipment. The single-chip device requires… Read more »

PMU & Lighting Control

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PMU & Lighting Control The TPS658310 Power Management Unit is a broad use, multi-channel device, for portable applications. The device consists of an Integrated Power Path Management and Switch Mode Li-Ion Battery Charger that provides system power from a regulated wall adapter or a USB port. It also handles lighting… Read more »

100 Seconds Duration On Switch with Touch Control by LM555

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Description This is a touch controled switch which keeps the circuit on about 100 seconds after touching the plate connected to the 2 numbered pin. At the end of this time duration, relay releases and the circuit gets to off position. The impedance of the trigger input of the 555… Read more »

Automatic Lamp Control with Light Sensitive Switch

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Description The circuit above is an light sensitive automatic switch which functions in absence of light. The IC 4060 works as an oscillator and the generated signal is applied to the base of T4 transistor. Phototransistor T3 is in conduction by existence of light and it keeps the T5 transistor’s… Read more »

Light Dependent Switch Using ORP12 Photocell

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Circuit Project Description This light dependent switch (dark activated switch) was constructed around the operation of a ORP12 photocell where light is the most important factor. Terminology Photocell – a type of resistor wherein the current flows more freely with the presence of light in the cell while resistance increases… Read more »

Infrared Modulation Identifier Via Remote Control

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Circuit Project Description The circuit illustrates how the modulated carrier of infrared is measured by displaying the waveform on a frequency counter after the signal received is amplified. Terminology Remote control – an electronic device that has an infrared LED that sends out pulses of invisible lightInfrared – an electromagnetic… Read more »

PIC Controlled Navigation Board by 1490 Digital Compass

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Description This project is PIC16F84 or PIC16F628 controlled navigation board based on Robson Company’s 1490 digital compass. The board is built with and without microcontroller support. Four LEDs are used for visual indication.Additionally the microcontroller converts the digital compass output to a serial output. So the board can be used… Read more »

Clap Controlled Electronic Switch by 555 Timer and 4013 D Fl

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Description This electronic switch allows you to control an electronic device by only clapping your hands twice. It is based on three integrated circuits; 741 Op-Amp, 555 timer, and 4013 dual D flip-flop. A 9V battery is ample to operate the circuit. When you first clamp your hands, mic detects… Read more »