Sunday, February 07, 2016

ICL7135 4 and Half A to D converter with BCD Output

The Intersil ICL7135 precision A/D converter, with its multiplexed BCD output and digit drivers, combines dual-slope conversion reliability with ±1 in 20,000 count accuracy and is ideally suited for the visual display DVM/DPM market. The 2.0000V full scale capability, auto-zero, and auto-polarity are combined with true ratiometric operation, almost ideal differential linearity and true differential input. All necessary active devices are contained on a single CMOS lC, with the exception of display drivers, reference, and a clock.

ICL7135 4 and Half A to D converter with BCD Output


ICL7135 Device Information
  • Accuracy Guaranteed to ±1 Count Over Entire ±20000 Counts (2.0000V Full Scale)
  • Guaranteed Zero Reading for 0V Input
  • 1pA Typical Input Leakage Current
  • True Differential Input
  • True Polarity at Zero Count for Precise Null Detection
  • Single Reference Voltage Required
  • Overrange and Underrange Signals Available for Auto-Range Capability
  • All Outputs TTL Compatible
  • Blinking Outputs Gives Visual Indication of Overrange
  • Six Auxiliary Inputs/Outputs are Available for Interfacing to UARTs, Microprocessors, or Other Circuitry
  • Multiplexed BCD Outputs
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Friday, February 05, 2016

Mechatronics a Montage of All Engineering

I once knew a dogbert, i will not name him. Yet his words resonated as true again and again. Once when someone asked him .. "Where the highest value can be created, in an engineered product?". He reveled a profound secret, that is only discussed in whispers in the backrooms of high-tech upstarts. I will attempt to phrase it in a more concise manner.

"When the raw materials transform into an Engineered product, the highest engineering value is both in the manufacturing process machinery and the manufactured product; If and only if, that product has mechanical, electrical, electronic and computing elements in its composition." - This was Mechatronics?

In essence it appeared to be a CNC machine, but not exactly, CNC too and much more. Robotics is a pinnacle of this collage. Then an Intelligent Embedded Control System with sensors, switches, tachos, drives and motor a part of Mechatronics. Looks like control engineering, a sub-section of mechatronics too. Control engineering is also an independent science. Can't leave out Intelligent machinery and Complex Gadgets.

Without chemical, component and materials engineering all the above cannot materialize. They create the inputs and technologies to the systems above.

Finally two examples for Mechatronic Marvels - One the Lone Martian called Rover (like Wall-E) and the Ultra Busy HardDisk HDD in your own Computer.

Mechatronics a Montage of All Engineering

Related Sciences

Systems Engineering - Managing and Integrating a Large Engineered System Solution. Includes Process, Project, Time, Work-flow, Co-ordination and Communication. (Means .. many Crimson Ties and a lot of Meetings ;-)

Mems - Micro, Electronic/Electrical, Mechanical Systems. Start Reading in detail about it, but never skip Lunch. -
  1. Mechatronics Tutorial Information
  2. Mechatronics - National Instruments
  3. Mechatronics Resources
  4. Mechatronic Tips
  5. Mechatronics - Sun Equipment Corporation
  6. Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
  7. University of Wisconsin - Madison : Mechatronics Lab

Monday, February 01, 2016

HwB - The Hardware Book - Joakim Ögren

Hardware Book. Internet's largest free collection of connector pinouts and cable descriptions. Connectors, Pinouts for connectors, buses, Cables, How to build serial cables and many other cables. Adapters How to build adapters. tables with info. like AWG.

HwB - The Hardware Book - Joakim Ögren

HwB - The Hardware Book - Joakim Ögren

Some Topics
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)
  • Binary conversion
  • Serial Port Loopback (9 CheckIt)
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T