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  • EEVblog #599 – 5 years of the EEVblog

    Posted on April 4th, 2014 EEVblog 38 comments


    The EEVblog is 5 years old today!
    Just a quick thanks to everyone who has supported me and the blog.

  • EEVblog #598 – Sony DME7000 Video Multi Effects Processor Teardown

    Posted on April 3rd, 2014 EEVblog 4 comments


    What’s inside a professional Sony MDE7000 Video Effects Processor, as used in TV stations and video production facilities?
    This one was used in the Foxtel TV1 TV station before it was shut down end of 2013.
    Dave also discusses high density PCB design issues and methods, and systems engineering.
    Spec Sheet: http://www.pmotions.com/Public/PDFs/SONY/DME-7000.pdf
    User Manual: http://support.sapir.ac.il/files/2012/05/dme3k7kp.pdf

    Datasheets:
    CXD1812Q
    SBX1602A
    CXD8060Q
    CXD8059Q

    Forum HERE

    High Res teardown photos:

  • EEVblog #597 – Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant

    Posted on March 31st, 2014 EEVblog 74 comments


    Fluke 114/117 Kit Multimeter for hackers, makers, and hobbyists.
    Tweet @FlukeCorp if you want to get on the list for one:
    Use the hashtag #FlukeKit
    Or ask on their Facebook page

    Dave comments on the Sparkfun/Fluke multimeter customs trademark/trade dress fiasco, and shows off the new low cost Fluke 114/117 Kit Multimeter about to be released.

    The Sparkfun blog post
    Flukes Trade Commission Exclusion Order
    GIVEAWAY: I’ll be giving this multimeter away to the most needy – but only if you bothered to read this video description!
    So if you want it, leave a comment saying why you should have it.

  • EEVblog #596 – World’s Cheapest Soldering Station – Yihua 936

    Posted on March 30th, 2014 EEVblog 22 comments


    Dave takes a look at the world’s cheapest temperature controlled soldering station, the $16 Hakko 936 knockoff Yihua 936 from Hobby King.
    How does it compare to the older genuine Hakko 926?
    Also, thermal capacity comparison testing is done on those two irons plus the high thermal capacity JBC.
    Sagan also gives his verdict.

    http://en.yihuaxin.com/about.html

    Hakko 936 Schematic
    Forum HERE

  • EEVblog #595 – World’s Shittiest Camcorder: Teardown

    Posted on March 26th, 2014 EEVblog 36 comments


    Teardown Tuesday
    What’s inside the world shittiest camcorder that costs a whopping $7.50 on Amazon?
    The Global New Beginnings DV-136ZB 1.5″ 3.1 MP Digital Video Camera
    Mailbag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYWGXLuyH4M
    Forum HERE