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Relay and inductive loads

By martinm, in Electronics, february 15,2013.

You probably noticed that many manufacturers, such as Yoctopuce, advise against the use of electro-mechanical relays with inductive loads. Such use would lead to a quick aging of the relays. This week we will explain why and how to work around this issue.



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Yocto-USB connectors

By martinm, in Electronics, december 21,2012.

You have probably noticed that all Yoctopuce USB devices use micro-USB connectors which are the smallest available. But for some applications, a USB micro B plug is still too big. This week we will explain how to wire your Yoctopuce devices without USB plugs.

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USB cables: size matters

By martinm, in Electronics, july 27,2012.

One may think that USB cables are quite equivalent. Why spend tens of dollars on a so-called "top quality" cable while cheap cables are available from Internet. Well, that's a good question.

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Soldering tutorial

By martinm, in Electronics, april 06,2012.

Almost all of the Yoctopuce products are conceived so that you can use them without needing a soldering iron. Nevertheless, they are also designed for you to connect them together in a very compact way and there, a soldering iron is necessary because there are contacts to solder. This is the case, for instance, when you want to connect modules to a Micro-USB-Hub. We realized that a large number of our clients didn't feel at ease with a soldering iron. We therefore decided to offer you a short tutorial.

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Birth of an USB module (part 3)

By mvuilleu, in Electronics, november 11,2011.

After the presentation of the design and prototyping of our products, here comes the production stage, with a new video!

In order to make the final printed board, we reuse the circuit of the last validated prototype and use panelization: the circuit is replicated a few dozens of times on a single larger board, in order to build as many modules as possible at once.

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