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Boost Converter: Basics, Working, Design &…

Boost Converter: Basics, Working, Design & Operation

We’ve all come across pesky situations where we need a slightly higher voltage than our power supplies can provide. We need 12 volts, but have only a 9 volt battery. Or maybe we have a 3.3V supply when our chip needs 5V. That too, in most cases, the current draw is quite decent.

Eventually, we ask ourselves the question, is it possible to convert one DC voltage to another?

Lucky for us, the answer is yes. It is possible to convert one DC voltage to another, however the methods are a slightly on the clever side.

Learn about the boost converters in this article: https://components101.com/articles/boost-converter-basics-working-design

AT24C256C EEPROM The AT24C256 is a 32K byte, …


AT24C256C EEPROM

The AT24C256 is a 32K byte, 8-pin EEPROM IC.
As we know EEPROM stands for Electrically Erasable Programmable
Read-Only Memory, we can store information on this IC and it will remain
there even when the power is turned off just like your pen drive. Then
the information can be retrieved or over-written when required.

Lear more: https://components101.com/ics/at24c256-eeprom-pinout-datasheet

HLK-PM01 AC to DC 5V Power module

HLK-PM01 AC to DC 5V Power module

The HLK-PM01 is a small size low cost AC to DC converter which can take in 110V/220V AC at 50/60 Hz and give 5V 3W output. The module is can be used in designs which run on 5V and needs to be powered form the AC mains.

Learn about mylar capacitors! What are they an…

Learn about mylar capacitors! What are they and how to use them? https://components101.com/capacitors/mylar-capacitor  

Preset Potentiometer (Trimpot)

Preset Potentiometer (Trimpot)

A Trimpot is another type of potentiometer that comes in small package. It has three leads and can be easily mounted on breadboard or perf board for quick prototyping. The value of the pot can changed by varying the knob on top of it.

Learn more about trimpots: https://components101.com/resistors/preset-potentiometer-trimpot-pinout-datasheet

Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) A Metal Oxide Vari…

Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV)

A Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) is a
protection component used in power supply circuits that is powered
directly from AC mains. It is used to protect the circuit from high
voltage spikes by varying its resistance.

read more: https://components101.com/resistors/metal-oxide-varistor-mov

VGA Connector   VGA is a popular display stan…


VGA Connector  

VGA is a popular display standard, stands for Video Graphics Array. It was first proposed by IBM in 1987. It’s a three row 15 pin connector comes with a screw type locking mechanism.

Pi Camera Module The Pi camera module is a po…


Pi Camera Module

The Pi camera module is a portable light weight
camera that supports Raspberry Pi. It communicates with Pi using the
MIPI camera serial interface protocol. It is normally used in image
processing, machine learning or in surveillance projects. It is commonly
used in surveillance drones since the payload of camera is very less.
Apart from these modules Pi can also use normal USB webcams that are
used along with computer.

Learn more about Raspberry Pi Camera Module: https://components101.com/misc/pi-camera-module

MSP430 Launchpad MSP430 Launchpad is a hardwa…

MSP430 Launchpad

MSP430 Launchpad is a hardware development tool for
MSP430 Value Line series of microcontrollers and is popular among
hobbyist for its low cost and features. It is an easy way to start
developing on the MSP430 MCUs, with on-board emulation for programming
and debugging as well as buttons and LEDs for a simple user interface.

Learn more about MPS430 launchpad

LM565 Phase Locked Loop IC LM565 is a general…


LM565 Phase Locked Loop IC

LM565 is a general purpose PLL (Phase Locked Loop)
IC designed for demodulation, frequency multiplication and frequency
division. The device mainly consists of two components, one is voltage
controller oscillator and other is phase detector. In which VCO is
designed for highly linear operation and PD with good carrier
suppression.

Know more about LM565 IC: https://components101.com/ics/lm565-pll-pinout-datasheet