Chip Systems

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 Chip Systems

What is a Microphone?

Microphones are incredibly common electronic appliances. They are utilized in telephones, on headsets for computers, in hearing aids, in tape decks, in megaphones, for VoIP purposes and much more. Microphones work on very well understood electrical principles and are actually very old devices. Depending upon what you actually consider a microphone, there are varying ways… Continue reading What is a Microphone?

Single Board Computers

Single board computers offer a very compact solution to computing needs. They were among the first examples of computers being made into very convenient sizes and they are used in many different applications today. Single-boards computers are sometimes purchased as easy ways to get an inexpensive desktop PC system and are sometimes used to make… Continue reading Single Board Computers

Oscilloscopes Overview

If there’s one tool that anyone responsible for analyzing or repairing electrical circuits would not be without it would be a multimeter. However, when more sophisticated measurements need to be made, an oscilloscope is often employed. These devices allow more of the characteristics of an electrical signal to be measured. Like most instrumentation, the complexity… Continue reading Oscilloscopes Overview

Oscilloscope Guide

The oscilloscope, once called an oscillograph, can be a very important tool for electronic testing. These devices are able to allow the observer to see the various and constant changes in signal voltages. You will be able to see the change in the voltage with a light on the face of the cathode ray tube.… Continue reading Oscilloscope Guide

Power Supply DC

What is a Power Supply? A power supply is a type of device that supplies the electricity, or power, to an electrical load. The term power supply generally refers to devices that convert one type of electrical energy to another, but there are other types as well. Regulated power supplies are able to control output… Continue reading Power Supply DC

USB Cables

USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, and it is an industry-standard for many cables and connectors used to attach computers and a host of different types of electronic devices. They act as a form of communication between those two devices, and you will find that many of the items that you have around the home… Continue reading USB Cables

Electronics Basics

Introduction: How to Get Started and Understand Electronics For many people, the thought of getting into electronics and actually trying to create their own projects is very intimidating. Electronics seems like a very complicated field, and in reality, it can be. There is always something more to learn and something more to try. However, when… Continue reading Electronics Basics