Electronics Design

Speaker to line level attenuator

I saw in Facebook DIY audio group a question about suitable voltage divider resistance values to step down an amplifier’s output (approx 28vrms) to for example around 2.8v. The aim is to use the speaker outputs of an integrated amplifier or AV receiver to run an external power amplifier. Its obvious that a 10:1 ratio

Audio transformer DC

Transformers will only work with a changing current (AC). Transformer only works on AC and can’t be operated on DC i.e. it has been designed to be operated only and only on alternating current and voltage. The transformer works on the principle of mutual induction, for which current in one coil must change uniformly. The

Velleman K7000 signal tracer / injector

This signal tracer/injector has been designed to inject or detect a specific signal into an audio circuit in need of repair (such as amplifiers, radios, tone controls, …) so as to detect the fault. Signal tracer/injector is typically used when testing audio frequency circuits (there are also tracer/injector circuits for other applications as well). With

Shot in the ARM

Now that’s two shots on the ARM processors. NVIDIA and SoftBank Group Announce Termination of NVIDIA’s Acquisition of Arm Limited. NVIDIA has announced it is dropping its plan to acquire Arm, walking away from a deal originally valued at $40 billion in stocks and shares — with the Cambridge-based company set to go public under

A Mess Of Audio Cables

Hackaday has spent several months in this series journeying through the world of audio. Now it’s time to descend into one of the simplest yet most controversial areas of audio reproduction. Every audio component, whether digital or analogue, must be connected into whatever system it is part of, and this is the job of audio

What engineers were watching in 2021

While the world’s chip shortage dominated the 2021 headlines, the semiconductor industry blazed new trails with the increased electrification of cars, focused AI applications, improving power/performance, better utilization of data deluges, dealing with design challenges in advanced nodes and much more focus on chip security. Semiconductor Engineering’s Tech Talks reflected these focus areas. Semiconductor Engineering’s