8 Channel signal analyser and Sigrok

Our 8 channel usb logic analyser is a great piece of kit for analysing a variety of logic signals, both individually and when grouped as a bus. The hardware alone however, useless as such we recommend PulseView, part of the sigrok package. Windows, Linux and MacOS X packages can be downloaded here. The logic analyser…

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WHXX Switch mode LM78XX replacement

Voltage Regulators, Linear Vs Switchmode

Voltage regulators come in two main flavours, linear and switchmode (DC-DC). The output of a linear regulator is always lower than the input, this may only be by a couple of hundred millivolts depending on the regulator, but will always hold true.A switchmode regulator can have an output that is higher than the input (boost…

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