Ken Shirriff’s writes, “The 741 op amp is one of the most famous and popular ICs with hundreds of millions sold since its invention in 1968 by famous IC designer Dave Fullagar. In this article, I look at the silicon … Read more
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An application note from Maxim: Hardware security ICs offer large security returns at a low cost In the face of security vulnerabilities in health and safety applications, governments and industry leaders have focused on security weaknesses in the design and protection … Read more
Andete posted an update to his “madparts” functional footprint editor we covered previously: Today I released 1.1. Mostly a bug-fix release but it does contain a hugely simplified installation for Win32 and Linux. Via the forum.
Here’s an open source functional footprint editor the Madparts by Andete, that is available at github: Being somewhat annoyed with the cumbersome task of creating footprints for ICs I decided to make my own program for it two months ago. Last Friday I … Read more
Uwe tipped us to Texas Instruments’ low power 7-channel relay and inductive load sink driver ICs: TI offers two rather new low power 1,8V & 3.3V & 5V 7-channel relay and inductive load sink driver ICs: – ULN2003LV (Output/Switching Voltage … Read more
Starlino used the Bus Pirate to explore a Freescale MMA7456L, a three-axis accelerometer with both I2C and SPI interfaces. The surface mount chip is on a homemade though-hole breakout board, there’s also a tutorial on this handy adapter. You can … Read more
See the latest version in the documentation wiki. The 24AA02E48 is an I2C EEPROM with 256bytes of data storage. It’s similar to other EEPROMs we’ve looked at in the past, but this chip has a 48bit EUI-48 ethernet MAC address … Read more