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HV Handbook for the Experienced

First note a important point, HV is dangerous and the behavior of HV is shockingly unpredictable.

Jim shown caged by Faraday but protected by the law of Gauss. Two medium sized Tesla coils from Brian Basura and Ross Overton were used to zap at him on April 15th … A true story – The Electrical Adventures of Jim

The Electrical Adventures of Jim Lux

Humidity, clothing, footwear, gloves and furniture all add to the safety factors. Not to mention the special insulators and probes in plastic and ceramic that guards your body from a fatal mishap.

First you should be very capable in using normal electrical equipment with proper prior training. Then you should have experience in Mains power and energy systems. Lastly you should be above 20 Yrs of age and Learn HV theory and Practice under a Very experienced professional in that Specialization. Jim Lux has created some valuable pages on HV.

High Voltage Experimenter’s Handbook

There is no harm whatsoever now in studying and mastering the theory and also teaching others about the energy that is in high voltage. HV in HF is even more funny.

All that can be invented is already invented by nature. Man can only uncover a few facts and write about it. Start with this handbook. Life is precious, take care.

More EE Stuff at Jim Lux’s Web site

BeMicro Altera FPGA Evaluation Kit

Embedded Processor System in an FPGA in Minutes.

Low-cost evaluation kit, includes a complete lab. Integrate a custom microprocessor in a Cyclone III FPGA.Example code and even a Nios II a 32-bit embedded-processor RISC CPU soft core. Altera BeMicro Embedded Control Made Easy

Many peripheral modules are ready for gluing to your processor, right within the software. It then generates the HDL code too. It can then compile and load it on the USB FPGA Prototype Stick.

Amazing isn’t it. Try it out. Learn, Explore..Create.

New $49 BeMicro FPGA Evaluation Kit

Altera is one of the pioneers of Programmable Logic, following notable early leaders Signetics and MMI in introducing PLDs.

Interface with Twitter – @alteracorp – FPGA, CPLD and ASIC semiconductor devices.

Altera – FPGA CPLD and ASIC semiconductors

See a 3D View of your Eagle Cad Layout

With Eagle3D it is possible to generate a 3D View from your Board Layout. This will help you iron out mechanical clashes, thermal conflicts. Serviceability and Accessibility issues too.

See a 3D View of your Eagle Cad Layout

On Panel PCB’s Like front/back panels. Usability errors may become visible in this simulation. Connector and wiring layout can be better judged on 3D and strain relief and cable management can be planned in power electronics designs.

In sensitive analog circuits; thermal, leakage or guard rings can be inspected. In RF circuits; the shielding, tracks and components can be studied for unwanted coupling, crosstalk or leakage. Finally safety factors also can be judged keeping the enclosure 3d or cabinet in hand.

Now we have low cost 3D CNC prototype makers. Rapid prototyping – additive or laser erosion. You can probably use this as a input for such a machine. Then you can fix it in a cabinet and complete the Mechanical Simulation. This will save wastage of parts, time and pcb’s during prototyping.

Arthernet - AVR Ethernet Modul

A 3D Simulated View from Guido Fischer. More information about this board in German at Arthernet – AVR Ethernet Modul

Hamburg Design System – Hades Java

This is a framework for interactive simulation on OO Java. Consists of a graphical editor, the discrete-event based simulation engine(s), libraries of simulation components, a design and library browser, and tools like waveform viewer and scripting shell..

Hamburg Design System - Hades Java

Hamburg Design System – Hades Java

It is a tool for teaching basic digital systems design, and for research on system-simulation and hardware/software-cosimulation. All simulation models, signal types, and the simulation kernels can be subclassed, so that Hades can be used for other applications as well, not limited to digital electronics.

Hades applet collection.

“The current version of the Hades editor also includes a runtime flag to switch to view-mode: while all of the simulation functions and the option to change component parameters remain active, the editor disables all commands that change the circuit structure. Therefore, view-mode is ideal to let the user play with pre-defined circuits.”