Design (Page 10)

Product design, circuit design, eda tools.

The Lead Acid Batteries are used in Automobiles and UPS – Uninterrupted Power Supplies. Battery Banks and Arrays are used in Home and Industrial Power Systems with Solar and Wind power charging too.

Lead Acid Batteries Usage in Power Systems

These batteries have survived many other types, for rugged high power usage, even beyond 100Kva. It is all the more important for us, to learn how to use them properly. Intelligent charge controllers and charge-discharge cycle regulating managers, will ensure a long lifespan for optimum cost-effective usage of this Electro-Chemical Wonder.

A home power station is what we all should try and build on our own, Make designs that are serviceable and maintainable. Solar Power, Waste Organic fuel Power, Even Pedal power Low cost Systems need to be designed.

On the other side, switch to low power Tablet PCs, even if the power of computation is less. Use Applications that use less resources, Switch to Open Source. A HandHeld PC should not take more than 12 watts on normal usage. Use Web Applications hosted on Green Servers, here the power of computation is shared.

The wastage of power in many companies are enormous on standby. Some have many systems turned on with hardly any usage, I have seen in an office a 300 W load of a computer; turned on for a whole week, for just sending a few mails and printing a few documents. Certainly the Telex machine was eco friendly and even the electronic typewriter was sensible.

A Green solution could be New Desktop Computing Standard – The quiescent losses in this is only the wifi server cube, which can serve 6 tablets or UMPC. So if 6-12 people are using computers, many desktops need not be on. Tablets, Laptops and Notebooks consume less power and run on batteries. Thin Custom Notebook and Tablet Clients can use one OpenOffice on the WiFi Application Server cube.

Electro tech online – Design Forum

Electronic Projects Design/Ideas/Reviews
Are you building an electronic project or want to? Maybe you need some assistance? Come and submit your electronic questions here and let our exprienced members find a solution.

Micro Controllers
Discuss all aspects of micro controllers – building them, coding them, etc. All controllers are welcome – PIC, BASIC, Z8 Encore!, etc.

They design and produce the electronic controllers inside new products. Electronic development, circuit design, PCB layout, prototyping, programming, these are the parts of Electronics Research and Development to bring a new idea or concept to life.

Electronics Design – AirBorn Electronics

See the guidelines for writing a project spec and further understanding the creative process.

AirBorn Electronics

Electronics Design - AirBorn Electronics

Coal face measurement product software being modified/tested on a mockup – The A-frame shaped unit is under test, the remainder is test equipment

Circuit Design Library – AirBorn Electronics

Digital Circuits – delabs

These circuits are based on CD40xx Chips and other. You can use 74HCT or any other series that is available. use one family for a particular project. These were used nearly two decades ago. Use it for learning, glue logic or to interface your uC designs to external devices. Do not make only Logic based designs like some below. It would be better to use a uC, CPLD or FPGA if you are building a complex gadget Basic Digital Circuits

LM331 is a Voltage-to-Frequency Converters and 74C926 is a 4 Digit Counter. The first part of the circuit converts the amplified DC analog value from a shunt to pulses. The Second counts the pulses and Displays it on a Seven segment LED display.

Digital Timers, Counters and Clocks

  • Sequential Timer CD40xx
  • Sequential Timer 7217
  • Six Digit preset counter CD4518
  • Analog timer CD4541
  • Quad Presettable Timers
  • Digital Comparator 74HC85
  • Sequential Timer/counter 7217 with RAM
  • CD4060 and CD4020 based long duration timer.
  • Digital Timer Clock With Preset using Thumbwheel switch.
  • 1 Hz or 1 pps crystal clock using CD4060 and 32768 Hz Crystal

Mixed and Interface Circuits

  • Optical Proximity Switch
  • Profile Controller
  • Toaster timer 555
  • Quad analog input switch logic
  • Optical switch for water tap using LM555 and LM567
  • Diff input DS8830 to TTL convertor
  • Phase lock loop using 4046
  • Am hour meter for battery chargers or electroplating equipment. 74C926