Tuesday, April 10, 2018

gEDA - Electronic Design Automation

The gEDA project is working on producing a full GPL'd suite of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit  design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production.

gEDA  - Electronic Design Automation

Currently, the gEDA project offers a mature suite of free software applications for electronics design, including schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlisting into over 20 netlist formats, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.

gEDA Project's Homepage

gEDA  - Electronic Design Automation

gschem is the schematic capture program/tool which is part of gEDA. Its sole purpose is to facilitate the graphical input of components/circuits.

Monday, April 09, 2018

AVEVA - Engineering Software Provider

Information Management solution and Integrated Engineering & Design tools. AVEVA products and services span engineering design, CAD/CAM software, consulting services for the plant, power and marine industries.

AVEVA - Engineering Software Provider

"AVEVA's unique object-centred technology uses 'objects' to represent real-world elements, such as valves, pumps or pipes."

AVEVA - Engineering Software Provider

AVEVA Instrumentation - Proven, feature-rich software suite for Instrumentation and Control Engineering. Stand-alone, or fully integrated in an AVEVA Plant environment

AVEVA Plant is a set of integrated applications for plant engineering, design and design management
AVEVA Mechanical Equipment Interface is a STEP AP203-compliant, bi-directional interface enabling the rapid and robust exchange of 3D CAD models between AVEVA PDMS and leading 3D MCAD systems. Reliable 3D design exchange solution which complies with a widely-supported and effective industry standard...

AVEVA Group plc
High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OHB, UK

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Freescale Semiconductor now NXP

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. was an American multinational corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas was a leading manufacturer of microcontrollers, microprocessors and semiconductors.  Now part of NXP.  Freescale was one of the first semiconductor companies in the world, having started as a division of Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona

Freescale - Semiconductors and Microcontrollers

Products Include - 8/16/32 Bit Microcontrollers and Processors, ARM-based Processors, Digital Signal Processors, Digital Signal Controllers, Power Architecture Processors and Analog/RF Interface Chips.

Embedded World 2014: Freescale RIoT-Board für IoT (Internet of Things) mit 1GB DDR3-Ram, iMX6 Solo Prozessor (ARM-Cortex A9), Freescale PMIC (MMpF0100) und Kinetis 20 MCU, running Linux and Android,

Freescale Semiconductor now NXP

Some Application Areas for Freescale Semiconductors are -

Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial and Medical Electronics.

Networking and Connectivity - Home and SOHO Networking, IEEE 802.15.4, Controller Area Network (CAN), Industrial Network and Field Bus Protocols, Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Energy - Photovoltaic Energy, Smart Grids, Motor Control, Power Conversion and Supplies.

Motor Control - DC Motors, Stepper Motor, Switched Reluctance Motor, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Monday, March 19, 2018

ADInstruments - Data Acquisition and Analysis

ADInstruments was established in 1988 to deliver high quality, ease-of-use data acquisition systems for life science research and teaching.

ADInstruments - Data Acquisition and Analysis

Products include Data Acquisition Systems,  In Vitro & In Vivo Research Equipment, Blended Learning, Life Science Research Products.

"PowerLabs are USB DAQ devices. Simply set the PowerLab on your bench space, plug it in, and start using it with LabChart software. It's that easy!"

PowerLabs - Ddata Acquisition Hardware

PowerLabs - Ddata Acquisition Hardware

PowerLabs are capable of recording at speeds of up to 400,000 samples per second continuously to disk (aggregate), and are compatible with instruments, signal conditioners and transducers supplied by ADInstruments and many other leading brands.

ADInstruments
77 Vogel Street Dunedin, Otago 9016 New Zealand

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Crownhill Associates - Proton Development Suite

Proton BASIC Compiler Development Suite and supporting Hardware development platforms. Proton Basic and the supporting hardware is for use with PIC microcontrollers. These development systems even extend to Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

Proton BASIC Compiler Development Suite

Proton IDE is a professional and powerful visual Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which has been designed specifically for the Proton Plus compiler. Proton IDE accelerates product development in a comfortable user environment without compromising performance, flexibility or control.

Proton Net - Networking for PIC microcontrollers.

Proton Net - Networking for PIC microcontrollers.

The PROTON-NET development system is an Internet/Ethernet prototyping board using the PIC® 16F877 microcontroller and Networking Firmware. The firmware was developed for the Crownhill Proton-Net board by Jeremy Bentham of Iosoft Ltd. based on the principles demonstrated in his book TCP/IP Lean: Web Servers for Embedded Systems.

Crownhill Associates Ltd.

Crownhill's offices and R&D facilities are based 15 miles north of Cambridge City, England, just outside of the small city of Ely. Our facility is located in a rural setting, in the heart of the Fen Land...

They manufacture and sell PIC microcontroller Development tools, such as the Proton Development Board and the Proton Development Suite designed for PIC BASIC code development.

Crownhill Associates Ltd
The Old Station Yard, Station Road, Wilburton,
Cambridgeshire. CB6 3PZ United Kingdom.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Electric Double Layer Capacitor - EDLC

The Electric double layer capacitor has the main use of a Charge Reservoir. That means a large amount of electrical charge in a small footprint.

These charge/discharge quickly unlike the battery, There is no Electrical Energy to Chemical Energy Transformation and back, like in batteries. It may need caution in design and usage as they may carry a lot of punch.

Also known as Ultracap, Goldcap, Supercap - Electric double layer capacitor, In Farads, like batteries, Energy Reservoirs or eFlywheel.

Electric Double Layer Capacitor - EDLC

In Product Safety terms; The Battery has a Internal Resistance, but a Supercap does not. When used in Values like 100F and is fully charged, an Internal or External Breakdown of Insulation or Short Circuit may Occur. The Heat Generated is Enormous. Murphy's Law says such things happen..

Supercap at Wikipedia - Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) or SuperCapacitor

DLCAP - Electric Double Layer Capacitor - Nippon - They have a range of Supercapacitors upto 2500F at 2.5V and Modules like 400F and 15V. There are two types Prismatic and Cylindrical. In comparison to batteries - multi-million cycles of charge-discharge is possible.

EverCAP - Double Layer Capacitors - Nichicon - They have two types, High Power Density for a large current discharge. High Energy Density for a long backup time. Over a million Charge/Discharge cycles. High Efficiency. Capable of fully discharging to zero volts.

Some things to note for a design engineer. The EDLC or Electric Double Layer Capacitors ...
  • Specified Endurance and end of life.
  • Excess Vibration can alter Specs.
  • Caution - The maximum temperature.
  • Specs are dependent on Temperature.
  • Maintain Low ripple current on Charge/Discharge.
  • It is Polarized like a Electrolytic cap.
  • Not Hot parts or Heatsink near cap.
The Double Layer Capacitors developed by WIMA are storage capacitors with highest capacitance values in the Farad range.

GTO Capacitors - WIMA - They are among others suited to serve as batteries, can deliver considerably higher currents for a short time, however, and are maintenance free.

SuperCapacitors - WIMA - These EDLC supercap has one-tenth of energy, but delivers over 10 times of power due to ultra low ESR. In Comparison with a Battery. A Lifetime of over 500,000 cycles.

Xelled Supercapacitor - Vinatech - Hy-Cap is an energy storage device that stores instantly a  large volume of electric energy and supplies instantly or  continuously higher current, by the mechanism of  absorbing and de-absorbing electric charge.

Reference -
Manufacturers -

Electric double-layer capacitors ELNA - The electric double-layer design does not have the solid dielectric that is used in the previous designs, nor does it have the chemical reactions such as are found in batteries during charging and discharging. Rather this design has the following characteristics:

RUBYCON - EDLC Supercaps - Electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) stores the electrode surface and the interface of the electro bath as a dielectric substance at the part called “electric double layer”
EDLC has feature that is not electrochemical reaction, whereby rapid electrical charge and discharge is possible and have longer lifecycle.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Erlich Industrial Development Corporation

High-end computerized lab equipment, accessories and sensors. They also manufacture OEM transducers, signal conditioners, industrial standards interface boards and kits. (USA Firm)

Erlich Industrial Development Corporation

Erlich Industrial Development Corporation (EID) is an OEM manufacturing and R&D Company specializing in the development of high technology biological, medical and chemical research products.

Adjustable Output Positive Voltage Power-Supply Kit

Interface board conductivity

An electronics board (kit) that allows you to connect up to 30V AC or DC on one side of the board and get adjustable VDC regulated on the other side. Every lab should have a few of these boards handy. The boards will allow you to easily power all your analog components (i.e. op-amp). The Terminal Block TB connector is included and makes it easy to use.

Interface board conductivity cell with DIN Rail clip

Interface board conductivity

Build your own Conductivity meter and/or controller and save. Simply connect your Conductivity cell (conductivity electrode, Probe) to the input via Terminal Board (TB) and the output to analog to digital converter (ADC), Digital voltmeter (DVM), Analog Voltmeter, micro-controller (MC) or PLC. Power the board and get reading.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Electronic Educational Applets - Paul Falstad

"These are some educational java applets I wrote to help visualize various concepts in math, physics, and engineering." - Paul Falstad (now with HTML5 and Canvas)

Electronic Educational Applets - Paul Falstad
  • Math and Physics Applets - MyPhysicsLab - Physics Simulation with Java.
  • Index of Circuit Examples - Demonstrates various electronic circuits.
  • Digital Filters - Filters digital signals and plays the output on your speakers.
  • Acoustic Interference Applet - Audio interference between your speakers.
  • Waveguide Modes Applet - Electromagnetic waves in a waveguide.
  • Antenna Applet - Generates antenna radiation patterns.
Electronic Educational Applets - Paul Falstad

Analog Circuit Simulator Applet - Demonstrates various electronic circuits.

"This java applet is an electronic circuit simulator.  When the applet starts up you will see an animated schematic of a simple LRC circuit. The green color indicates positive voltage.  The gray color indicates ground.  A red color indicates negative voltage.  The moving yellow dots indicate current."

iCircuit is the easy to use electronic circuit simulator and designer - the perfect tool for students, hobbyists, and engineers.

Its advanced simulation engine can handle both analog and digital circuits and features realtime always-on analysis. It is the perfect companion to students, hobbyists, and engineers.

Learn + Make + Teach Electronics at EveryCircuit

Build any circuit, tap play button, and watch dynamic voltage, current, and charge animations. This gives you insight into circuit operation like no equation does. While simulation is running, adjust circuit parameters with analog knob, and the circuit responds to your actions in real time.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

NetSCADA - Scaleable SCADA and HMI

NetSCADA is an Enterprise Client/Server HMI and SCADA system that allows configuration and monitoring over the Internet. NetSCADA's object-oriented configuration allows users to easily organize and replicate multi-RTU sites in a fraction of the time a traditional SCADA / MMI would require.

NetSCADA - Scaleable SCADA and HMI

Internet SCADA or Web-based SCADA makes use of IP technology in SCADA and can range from IP tunnels over satellite, frame relay, fiber, radio to link SCADA networks to central office to individually IP addressed instruments or use IP enabled devices or web-based SCADA Host MMI Software such as NetSCADA:

NetSCADA - Scaleable SCADA and HMI

HMI Package - Features Include
  • Single Server/Client in one PC
  • Max. of 3 RTU / Field Devices
  • 35 Day SQL Trending / Historian
  • Unlimited I/O, Graphic Screens & Process dBase
  • Native Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP Protocol Support

Friday, January 12, 2018

Strippenstrolch - Elektronikbasteln

"Strippenstrolch" is thus a pitch name for "electricians". here you can also see a innovative project that combines rainwater harvesting and a solar energy operated pump to flush toilets.

(This site is important for all Design Engineers, here you can see the thought process of a born designer.)

Strippenstrolch - Elektronikbasteln
 
LED Lighting Projects, Learn Electronics, Basic Circuits and how they work. All in German.

Strippenstrolch - Elektronikbasteln

"In Germany one finds this designation now and then for an electrician on the work. Particularly in the winter, if it is still dark in the morning, one often sees "Strippenstrolche" with its building lamp on the building site:"

Combination of Rain and Sun Harvesting
 
"The inspiration for a self-sufficient toilet flush was now close at hand: I thought at first to work with a power supply that provides me the 12V to the pump. But as a power supply would idle constantly consume energy, I rejected this solution. I have long experimented with solar power, so I decided, now a solar system for our toilets to build. On the flat roof of our garage I installed two 12V - 55Wp - solar - modules (Conrad Electronics). This I switched in parallel."

"As a solar storage currently serves an ordinary car battery 45Ah (later 3 pieces with a total of 135 Ah). The charging control acquires an 8A charge controller (Conrad). So all very simple."

Friday, January 05, 2018

MAX8881 and DS2490 Characterization for Cells

Rechargeable AA cells are very popular for a large variety of portable applications. The number of brands is also high, and the cell quality can differ considerably. Cell capacity is sometimes different from that specified, and the capacity often deteriorates dramatically after a limited number of discharge cycles. ....

See Maxim Application Note - Simple Characterization Circuit for Rechargeable AA Cells

This characterization circuit, plus a PC and some software, accurately measures the full discharge cycle for a rechargeable AA cell. Cell capacity and output resistance can easily be determined from the curve resulting from these measurements.

MAX8881 and DS2490 Characterization for Cells

In Figure 1, the simple circuit is connected to the USB port of a PC. No external power source is required because power is extracted from the USB bus voltage. U1 (DS9490R) is a USB dongle that converts the USB protocol to the 1-Wire® protocol, thereby allowing the PC to communicate with the key circuit component (U2).

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Cypress Semiconductor - PSoC and System Chips

Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC Programmable System-on-Chip, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories......

Cypress Semiconductor - PSoC and System Chips

Cypress Semiconductor - PSoC and System Chips

The CY8CKIT-001 PSoC Development Kit (DVK) provides a common development platform where you can prototype and evaluate different solutions using any one of the PSoC 1, PSoC 3, or PSoC 5 architectures.

This kit gives you a practical understanding of PSoC technology. In addition, the kit includes several example projects with step-by-step instructions to enable you to easily get started developing PSoC solutions.

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