Posts Tagged ‘teardown’

Teardown of a BK precision 1696 programmable switching power supply

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Kerry Wong did a teardown of a BK Precision 1696 programmable switching power supply: My original plan was to find a replacement LCD and restore the unit to its original full functionality. But the LCD used in this unit is likely specifically made for the 169X series of power supplies...

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BSide ACM03 plus clamp meter review and teardown

Monday, July 24th, 2017

A review and teardown of a cheap Hall effect clamp meter (ACM03 Plus) from Kerry Wong: I recently purchased a BSide ACM03 Plus clamp meter so that I could do some high current measurements for my tab welder project. This meter can be bought on eBay for around $25, which...

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Battery adapter teardown and Sony A6000 power-off current draw

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

  Kerry Wong did a teardown  of a battery adapter for the Sony A6000 mirrorless digital camera and measured the poweroff current draw of the the camera: With the battery adapter on hand, I decided to take a look at what’s inside and then use the adapter to measure the...

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65C02: Tear down, a look at the CMOS version of the 6502 CPU

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 A teardown video from Electronupdate: The CMOS version of the commercially significant 6502: a processor architecture which launched the personal computer era. This particular version was plucked off of an embedded industrial controller... a place where this processor still finds design wins.

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Tutorial, experiments and teardown of a 77GHz automotive FMCW radar module

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Tutorial, experiments and teardown of a 77GHz automotive FMCW radar module from The Signal Path: In this episode Shahriar explores the principle operation of automotive FMCW radars. Thanks to a donated automotive radar module, various components of the system can be examined and explored. The PCB reveals three die-on-PCB ASICs responsible...

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Bad electrolytic capacitor teardown

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Teardown and analysis of a bad electrolytic capacitor from Electronupdate: So, there sitting in a dumpster is what looks like a perfectly good monitor... some of the protective plastic on the base was never even peeled off. A quick power up showed why it was tossed: it simply did not...

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Sonicare toothbrush teardown: microcontroller, H bridge, and inductive charging

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Ken Shirriff did a teardown of a Sonicare electric toothbrush: The photos below show the top and bottom of the toothbrush internals. I expected to find a simple, low-cost mechanism, so I was surprised at how much complexity there was inside. The vibration mechanism (right) is built from multiple metal and...

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Reverse engineering a simple four function calculator: die decap

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Electronupdate did a teardown and analysis of a cheap four function calculator: It's such an amazingly old looking die Even with 400x magnification it would not be too hard to reverse engineer back to a schematic! This must be a very old design indeed. When one thinks of high-tech it's...

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Contactless transit card teardown

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A RFID transit pass teardown from Electronupdate: Here is the die photo: super tiny. I bet they get thousands of dice off of each wafer. Looks like it's a protocol called MIFARE. Vendor of the chips is NXP. I think it's their ultra light family The amazing bit is that...

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Dewalt DW9118 battery charger teardown

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

[embed][/embed] Dewalt DW9118 battery charger teardown video from Electronupdate: Tear down of a failed Dewalt DW9118 charger. A look at the circuit board, the fuse, circuit topology and a decap an analysis of the Zilog Z86C04 controller. More info at Electronupdate blog.

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Teardown, repair and experiments with the Anritsu 37347A 20GHz Vector Network Analyzer

Friday, May 13th, 2016

[embed][/embed] Here's another great video teardown from TheSignalPath: In this episode Shahriar repairs an Anritsu 37347A 20GHz Two-Port Network Analyzer. The unit does not boot up and as a result its internal state is unknown. The boot fault is traced to a bad RTC module which has a built-in integrated...

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Lockitron Bolt teardown

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

[embed][/embed] The crew from Fictiv wrote in to let us know about their special edition teardown video of Lockitron Bolt, which includes insights from the co-founder on material decisions, engineering insights, prototype development, and lots more. More details at Fictiv blog. Via the contact form.

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Philips T8 LED tube teardown

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

In a previous post Electronupdate did a teardown of a 48" T8 Cree LED tube, this time a 48" T8 Philips LED tube.  

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Teardown: A couple of laptop batteries (aftermarket vs original)

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Viktor writes:  I've recently opened up a few laptop batteries and decided to take some pictures. Keep reading if you've ever wondered just how different the Chinese aftermarket batteries are compared to the originals. More details at Karosium homepage.

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48″ T8 Cree LED tube teardown

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Electronupdate has posted a teardown video of 48" T8 Cree LED tube: LED based replacements for old T8 fixtures are finally becoming reasonably priced. I see two old competitors back at it again: CREE, and Philips. Both bulbs attractively priced, both 4000K. I tore down the Cree 1st. Longest circuit...

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Counterfeit Macbook charger teardown: convincing outside but dangerous inside

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Ken Shirriff writes, "What's inside a counterfeit Macbook charger? After my Macbook charger teardown, a reader sent me a charger he suspected was counterfeit. From the outside, this charger is almost a perfect match for an Apple charger, but disassembling the charger shows that it is very different on the...

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555 timer teardown: Inside the world’s most popular IC

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Another great teardown article by Ken Shirriff, a look inside the 555 timer chip: Given the popularity of the 555 timer, I thought it would be interesting to find out what's inside the 555 timer and how it works. While the 555 timer is usually sold as a black plastic...

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Keysight EXA Signal Analyzer/Spectrum Analyzer review, teardown & experiments

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Another video review from TheSignalPath, Keysight EXA Signal Analyzer/Spectrum analyzer: In this episode Shahriar reviews the Keysight EXA Signal Analyzer / Spectrum Analyzer (N9010A). The X-Series Signal Analyzers and Spectrum analyzers from Keysight are compared against each other. The EXA is a general purpose spectrum analyzer with extensive applications. The...

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Rigol DSA875-TG 9kHz – 7.5GHz Spectrum Analyzer & tracking generator review, teardown & experiments

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Rigol DSA875-TG 9kHz – 7.5GHz Spectrum Analyzer & tracking generator review, teardown & experiments from TheSignalPath: In this episode Shahriar takes a close look at the top-of-the-line Rigol DSA875-TG 7.5GHz Spectrum Analyzer. This unit which, offers a built in tracking generator for the full frequency range, has a portable form-factor. I...

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Cambridge audio A4 stereo Amplifier Mods

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Steve did a teardown and refurbishment of a Cambridge Audio A4 Amplifier: In this video, Steve disassembles a Cambridge Audio A4 Integrated Amplifier which he rescued before it was thrown away. The amplifier is refurbished with new electrolytic capacitors and a clean inside before performing a modification to make the dials...

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