Digital signal processors are a type of microprocessor. As the name suggests, they are specifically for the needs of processing digital signals. They are able to process data in real time, which is an essential factor when it comes to working with devices and applications that cannot have any delays. The processors are going to… Continue reading What are Digital Signal Processors?
While the term Raspberry Pi might not be something that’s on the tip of everyone’s tongues right now, things could very well change before long. The device is starting to become more popular, especially with those who are young, want to learn more about programming and who want to have a small and cheap computer… Continue reading What You Need to Know about the Raspberry Pi
The Hall Effect is an important principle in science. The effect shows that a semiconductor or conductor that has a current flowing through it in one direction was brought into contact perpendicular with a magnetic field it was possible to measure voltage at right angles to the current path. The Hall Effect is a result… Continue reading What is the Hall Effect?
A switch is an electrical device, or component, that has the ability to “break” an electrical circuit. It can disrupt the electrical current, or it can send the current to another conductor. The switch could control just a single electrical connection, or it can open or close more than one. You are going to find… Continue reading What are Switches?
Having proper heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in the home is important. Many homes today are utilizing powerful technology that will make it much easier for them to have more control over the home’s heating and air, and HVAC sensors are a huge part of that. More and more people want to have smart homes,… Continue reading What are HVAC Sensors?
A chip system, or a system on a chip (SOC), is an integrated circuit that places all of the various components of an electronic system or computer system into just one chip. You will find these most often in embedded systems. Some of the systems will run only a single system, while others are capable… Continue reading What are Chip Systems?
When shopping for electronics pieces, it is vitally important that engineers and electricians know everything they can about a particular piece. After all, if the piece is not of the correct size, or shape, or if it weighs too much, it may not fit properly in whatever device they are designing. And size, shape, and… Continue reading What You Need to Know about Electronics Datasheets
Automation is the process by which machines and computers are delegated tasks which they not only perform but also regulate, to varying degrees. In the process of automation, control of a process is turned over, in some measure, to the machine, such that the machine controls the pace of the work and the rate of… Continue reading Learning about Automation & Control Gear
What Are Fuses Used For? Fuses are a type of safety device that is situated between the electrical source and associated loads. If the current running through the circuit is too high, and is greater than the predetermined threshold for the circuit or device, the fuse will then “blow”, which will cut off or close… Continue reading Fuse Holders Overview
What Are Fuses? Fuses protect circuits from overcurrent conditions. A fuse is a resistor that has a low resistance value. In the event that the circuit to which it is attached receives too high a level of current, the fuse will burn out, breaking the circuit. These are low-cost components that are designed to be… Continue reading Fuses, Sockets and Circuit Breakers Overview