Category Archives: Electronic Design

Beyond SPICE – Analog/Mixed Signal Simulation

13/08/2019, hardwarebee

Many electronics developers are very familiar in doing circuit simulation using SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) models, netlist and a SPICE simulator tool. There are quite some tools in the market, even some of them free of charge. In this article, I like to inspire a

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Introduction to RS-232 Standard

28/06/2019, hardwarebee

RS-232 stands for Recommendation Standard 232. Introduced in 1960 and used as serial ports in computer systems, the RS-232 is a set of standards that defines the characteristics and timing of the electrical signals that pass from the computer to the modem, as well as their meaning and size. The

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Digital to Analog Converter Basics

25/06/2019, hardwarebee

Our modern world comprises of two distinct parts: the natural (analog) and the digital. Both aspects of life and reality has its very own language. A language that only its own elements understand and can interpret.
 
A digital to analog converter is the missing link that helps us bridge

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Analog to Digital Converter Basics

15/06/2019, hardwarebee

Analog to Digital Converter Basics

Our world today is as dependent and centered on technology as it has never been before. Electronic products play a central role in ensuring that our daily life and the infrastructure we utilize are working optimally. You would not be able to operate your electronic gadgets if you did not

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Introduction to Watchdog Timer

14/05/2019, hardwarebee

A watchdog timer is a piece of hardware that is constantly monitoring whether the processor is acting properly, and if it detects any anomalies it resets the processor. A watchdog timer is installed in almost every embedded system today, and it’s a mandatory solution especially in products whereas a human

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Introduction to Power on Reset Circuit

12/05/2019, hardwarebee

A power on reset circuit is responsible for generating resetting signals whenever power is supplied to a given electrical device. In such manner, you can determine a known state in which the device always powers up or starts operating.
 

 
The risk in not having a power on

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