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April Fools

EEVblog 1607 – PSU Switching Noise Reduction via Vibration

Physically vibrating your power supply at a sub harmonic of your PSU switching frequency can potentially lower your system noise. A practical demonstration. AlienTek DP100: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DeWCLIN Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1607-psu-switching-noise-reduction-via-vibration/ Linked videos: Tesla AI PSU problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIbQ3nudCA0 Vibration coherence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uus_cpZiqsU Vibration testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y2L6QLOi-c AlienTek DP100 PSU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd6LG7iP2GQ Ceramic Cap Piezeoelectric effect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2gX-R1k7MM …

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eevBLAB 111 – The TMA Banning x1/x10 Switchable Probes?

The Test and Measurement Alliance have announced an effective ban on x1/x10 switchable scope probes with all new oscilloscopes going forward from Q3 2023. Do you agree? Signatories include practically every oscilloscope manufacturer! Keysight, Tektronix, Rohde & Schwarz, Lecroy, GW Instek, Siglent, Rigol, National Instruments, Hantek, Owon, Micsig and PicoScope. …

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EEVblog 1384 – Halve Your Processor Power Consumption!

Halve Your Processor Power Consumption using Diffusion Capacitance! Dave demonstrates a neat but tricky technique to PWM a processor’s power pin to reduce power consumption. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_capacitance MIT: http://web.mit.edu/6.012/www/SP07-L16.pdf Colorado University: http://ecee.colorado.edu/~bart/ecen3320/f99/pdf/ch4_4_5.pdf Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1384-halve-your-processor-power-consumption!/

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EEVblog #1297 – Turn an LCD into E-Paper!

Dave’s long term LCD DC bias experiment has turned a regular 7 segment LCD effectively into an E-Ink/E-Paper display! Microchip LCD App Note: http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/AppNotes/AN658-LCD-Fundamentals-and-the-LCD-Driver-Module-of-8-Bit-PIC-MCUs-00000658C.pdf Datasheet: https://www.lumex.com/spec/LCD-S101D14TR.pdf Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1297-turn-an-lcd-into-e-paper!/ Podcast: Download

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