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New: the Mini-Battery-Supervisor

By mvuilleu, in New stuff and Electronics, january 25,2019.

The newcomer in the Yoctopuce circuit family is the tiniest of all, and yet you could find it greatly useful. At first sight, the Mini-Battery-Supervisor looks like a simple USB connector that you can mount on a front panel, but it contains regulation and control electronics for an external power source. Let's see what it can do....

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USB cables: shielding matters as well...

By mvuilleu, in Reviews and Electronics, december 14,2018.

Yes, I have kids :-)Six years ago, we wrote a post on the influence of the electric resistance of USB cables on the proper working of peripheral devices. Today, we are going to talk about a little-known related problem, which drove us to change our USB cable provider: the shielding of USB cables.

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Adding series to Yocto-Visualization

By martinm, in Programming and Electronics, november 30,2018.

Customers have asked us several times why Yocto-Visualization offers only 4 data series per graph and whether it is possible to have more. The explanation is simple: we had to choose a limit, and a maximum of 4 seemed reasonable. Nevertheless, it's rather easy to modify the application to have more series, and this week we show you how to do so.

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Is the Yocto-Meteo-V2 waterproof?

By martinm, in Electronics, november 02,2018.

Courtesy of Hans BraxmeierWhen presenting the new Yocto-Meteo-V2, we briefly mentioned that the sensors used in this module are waterproof (IP67 for the SHT35 and IPx8 for the ICP-10100). As we, at Yoctopuce, like to play, we wondered what would happen in we tried to make a Yocto-Meteo-V2 work under water.

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Interfacing a SPI magnetic card reader by USB

By mvuilleu, in Electronics, september 28,2018.

Someone recently asked us whether there was a Yoctopuce module which could interface an OMRON V3A magnetic stripe card reader over USB. Although nowadays these magnetic strips are not the most secure way to identify someone, they are still present on credit/debit cards for example. So we took an interest in them.

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