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Monthly Archives: October 2010
The other day I ran across a publication from Allegro MicroSystems which was filled with an extensive list of terms and definitions for IC outputs. For instance, do you know the difference between a bipolar and a unipolar output? Well, … Continue reading
Yes, you read that right; this here is an $868.73 operational amplifier, the Apex PA50A: It doesn’t look like much, does it? Well at only ~1.5″ square, it’s not much larger than most power transistors. However, I can guarantee you … Continue reading
Fair warning: the following details on what led me to experiment with AVR-based AM radio transmission are rather long and convoluted. Feel free to skip to the good stuff. Well just a couple of months ago I was in Toronto … Continue reading
One of my biggest hobby electronics projects thus far has been the development of a solar power system, used primarily for home automation (for details see Part I and Part II). In the past, I’ve used it to partially power … Continue reading