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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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Interfacing a rotary encoder with a Yocto-Knob

By seb, in Programming, Electronics and DIY, december 17,2014.

We already used the Yocto-Knob to interface potentiometers, buttons, photo-diodes, but never so far a rotary encoder. This week, we are going to see how to interface a rotary encoder with a Yocto-Knob to create a more advanced human-computer interface.

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How to desolder an electronic component

By martinm, in DIY and Electronics, september 05,2014.

Quite a while ago, we offered you a a brief soldering tutorial. Given the success of this post, we thought that you'd perhaps like us to explain how to desolder an electronic component without losing your mind...

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Transforming the Yocto-milliVolt-Rx into a USB ammeter

By martinm, in Measures and Electronics, july 04,2014.

Last week, we presented our brand new USB voltmeter, the Yocto-milliVolt-Rx enabling you to measure voltages with an accuracy of the order of a ten of µV. Obviously, some of you asked: "Can we have the same thing with an ammeter?". Good news: it's almost trivial to transform the Yocto-milliVolt-Rx into an ammeter.

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