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Using a C# Application to Communicate with an Arduino
In this article, we are going to connect an Arduino Pro Mini to a PC and communicate with it using a C# Windows application.
February 06, 2017
Mohammad Amin Karami
Understanding Spread Spectrum Modulation in RF Systems
This technical brief discusses the characteristics and benefits of spread-spectrum modulation.
February 03, 2017
Introduction to Software-Defined Radio
All about software-defined radio (SDR).
February 01, 2017
Why Source Shifting Is Important and How to Use It
This article explains the rules associated with the technique of source shifting.
January 27, 2017
UART Baud Rate: How Accurate Does It Need to Be?
This article will help you to determine the maximum acceptable difference between the baud rates of a UART transmitter and receiver.
January 25, 2017
Introduction to the Properties of Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes have received a lot of press coverage in recent years. This article provides background information that allows you to better understand technical articles that discuss carbon...
January 20, 2017
How Sonic Tractor Beams Work
This practical tractor beam uses ultrasonic waves to levitate small spheres at short distances.
January 19, 2017
Understanding Current-Voltage Curves of Non-Linear Devices
This article discusses the I-V curves of passive non-linear devices such as diodes, transistors, and thyristors.
January 09, 2017
This article provides insight into the practical aspects of correlation.
January 04, 2017
The Packet Concept: High-Level Synchronization for Data Links
Learn about (for lack of a better term) packetization, a technique that facilitates robust data transfer in optical, RF, and long-distance-digital communication systems....
December 30, 2016
LVDS: High-Speed, Low-Power, Robust Data Transfer
This technical brief discusses characteristics and advantages of low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS).
December 28, 2016
Understanding Current-Voltage Curves
This article discusses I-V curves for passive components, voltage sources, and current sources.
December 27, 2016
Manchester Encoding: What Is It, and Why Use It?
Learn about Manchester encoding, a simple and effective way to improve high-speed or wireless digital communication.
December 23, 2016
The Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC): Finding—and Even Correcting—Errors in Digital Data
This technical brief explains what a CRC is and how you can use it to make your digital communication more robust.
December 22, 2016
Back to Basics: The Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART)
This technical brief explains some low-level details of the widespread—I might even say ubiquitous—UART communication interface.
December 20, 2016
How the Boost PFC Converter Circuit Improves Power Quality
A boost power factor correction (PFC) converter can significantly improve both the power factor and the harmonic distortion.
December 16, 2016
Power Factor, THD, and Why Linear Power Supplies Fail to Meet Power Standards
A discussion of international electrical quality standards and why basic linear power supplies fail to meet them.
December 08, 2016
An Overview of Using Makeblock in Arduino Programming
Makeblock allows young inventors to have early success in electronics through intuitive color-coded connections and an easy-to-use programming interface....
December 06, 2016
Custom Microcontroller Design: Assembling, Measuring, Programming
This is part 2 of a step-by-step guide to bringing your custom microcontroller design to life.
December 02, 2016
Tesla’s Towers: Pikes Peak, Wardenclyffe, and Wireless Power Transmission
Even a genius like Tesla couldn't escape the market rules of product success: Be first to market, offer good value, and best the competition....
December 01, 2016
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