Kenneth’s low-power microcontroller experiment tests how long will an MSP430 microcontroller can run on 20F of charged capacitors. Via Hack a Day.
Crystal oscillators generate pretty accurate frequencies, but the output varies a bit depending on the operating temperature. The crystal oven heats a crystal to a constant temperature to get the most accurate and consistent frequency possible. Via Hack a Day.
There’s been a lot of interest in hacking the 50MHz Rigol DS1052E oscilloscope to work at 100MHz. The hack takes two parts. First remove a low pass filter, and then (see comments, thanks for the correction) Just modify the firmware to get it working at higher speeds. Forum member IPenguin just confirmed that this hack […]