Monday, January 14, 2013

Keith Neufeld - Electronics Blog

Kieth's Blog has many ideas on refurbishing and creating electronic gadgets, Mechanical and DIY Techniques.

Keith Neufeld - Electronics Blog

LED Calculator with Rotary Quadrature Encoder for Target System Voltage Selection, Arduino, Robotics, PCB Layout Tips, Introduction to Circuits, LED Clock.

Keith Neufeld - Electronics Blog

Transistor-Based Variable Current Drive for LED Calculator

"The idea is to expand on a simple LED tester by allowing the user to plug in an LED, dial in the LED brightness, and then read information on an LCD showing the LED voltage drop, the current current, and the value of current-limiting resistor to use in a target circuit. "

Jens PIC and Z80 Projects

Jens PIC and Z80 Projects
PIC-Programmer 2 for PIC16C84
  • PIC16C84 Programmer
  • Z80 bootloader
  • 8751 ROM Monitor software
  • PIC16C84 Programmer
PIC-Programmer 2 for PIC16C84

Designs for VLSI
  • 8-transistor delay-insensitive memory cell
  • How to make PIC's with high clockspeed.
  • Analog low power converter


Monday, January 07, 2013

True Power Research - Robert W. Stowe

True Power Research provides power electronics consulting expertise to manufacturers, consultants, university research programs, research agencies, and start-up investors. Custom Power Supply Designs

True Power Research - Robert W. Stowe

DC to DC, AC to DC, and DC to AC conversion methods. Switch mode as well as linear power supplies. Specialized in high voltage power supplies and low noise and low ripple power supplies.
True Power Research - Robert W. Stowe

The Isolated Power Supply — A Tutorial

Safety -

"Electronic power supplies commonly process dangerous voltages with low impedances. Isolation is often required to prevent operator contact with dangerous voltages. Transformers used within power supplies function as a safety isolation transformer."

True Power Research
Robert W. Stowe (Bob) - Power Supply Design Consultant

850 10th St., Berthoud, CO 80513, USA

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Bionics - Nature Innovates Technology Follows

Molecubes Bionic Learning Network Festo - "Molecubes - an attractive programmable robotics system Molecubes could play a significant role in technical training in the near future. These cubes, fitted with computer chips, can be successively attached to each other."

Festo Bionic Learning Network
  Molecubes Bionic Learning Network Festo
"Bionic design principles serve as the basis for the development of new gripper technology for flexible adaptive grasping in the mechanical handling industry..."



Here Festo is helping students of Robotics and Automation learn from nature's intricate and sophisticated Nueromuscular Systems. I am using the word Nueromuscular in a different way, here it means Wires (Nerves), Control System (Brain, Spinal cord), Solenoids & Valves (Muscular System).

These Bionic Systems can also be used the other way around, they can be designed for Reinforcing/Replacing Weak or Lost Limbs. Even a person with a handicap, can do most tasks on his own, aided by the Bionic Appendages.

Study These Resources to understand Bionics which is closely related to Robotics and Automation.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Micron - Semiconductor Solutions - Memory

Micron - Semiconductor Solutions - Memory

"Micron's DRAM and Flash components are used in today's most advanced computing, networking, and communications products..."

Product Line Include - DRAM Modules, NAND Flash, Managed NAND, RealSSD and Phase Change Memory among many others.

RealSSD C300

UBM TechInsights Takes a Closer Look at the RealSSD C300

"Inside the RealSSD C300 The controller is a Marvel 88SS9174, which is a relatively new chip. It provides the RealSSD C300 with next generation SATA-3 connectivity at 6Gb/s to accommodate for its extremely fast read speeds that overwhelm SATA-2 (3 Gb/s). This controller has two ARM9 processor cores that operate in parallel to balance the load on the drive, with one core handling host requests and the other handling requests to read and write to the NAND flash devices. The controller uses the Micron DDR3 SDRAM for caching data to more quickly and efficiently manage traffic."

Micron Technology, Inc.
8000 S. Federal Way, P.O. Box 6. Boise, ID 83707-0006 USA

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