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The Yocto-Maxi-IO-V2 and the Yocto-IO

By mvuilleu, in New stuff and Electronics, june 13,2017.

You may have noticed that we very recently replaced in our shop the Yocto-Maxi-IO with the Yocto-Maxi-IO-V2. The two versions of the module look like two peas in a pod. A more compact variant of the module is also now available: the Yocto-IO. Let's have a look at what changes with version 2 and at the capabilities of the miniature version.

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DipTrace: Make a custom PCB for Yoctopuce devices

By mvuilleu, in Electronics and DIY, july 11,2016.

It is easy to combine Yoctopuce devices to build a complex system, like Lego bricks. But using micro-USB cables for interconnections is often not adequate to make a robust, compact and professional-grade solution. One possible alternative to USB cables is the use of small wires with 1.27mm connectors, much smaller, which can be soldered on all our devices. Today we are showing a second alternative, which also solves the question of fixing the complete system in a dedicated enclosure.

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Building a USB-driven variable resistor

By martinm, in DIY and Electronics, january 08,2016.

From time to time, people ask us if our roadmap would not include a digital USB potentiometer. The answer is no, because such product would probably be too limited to be useful. However, we can tell you how to build your own digital variable resistance, using just a few relays and resistors.

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Running a system on batteries

By martinm, in Electronics, november 27,2015.

As long as your expectations are in line with the laws of physics, it is not a problem to build a battery-powered system with Yoctopuce devices. We have already covered this topic a few times on this blog, but this week we will provide some theory and see how we can compute the life time of a system based on the battery size, how to build a self-powered system, what are the pitfalls to avoid...

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Electromagnetic compatibility tests

By mvuilleu, in Reviews and Electronics, september 18,2015.

Those of you who have read our general terms and conditions know that Yoctopuce modules are not certified for any governmental compatibility standard (CE, FCC, and so on). As they are specialized components designed to be used in a larger system, and not end products for the general public, this is not strictly necessary to sell them in Switzerland. Nevertheless, we wanted to perform some measures to know where we stand with regard to these standards. So we visited a specialized laboratory with some of our modules ...

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