• [TINA-TI] Sweeping parameters.

    One of the incredible advantages of electronic circuit simulation programs is the ability to see how our circuit will behave when we change the parameter of an element in a circuit. And it’s even better if we can see on one chart the circuit response to different values of this element’s parameter. Let’s see how it is done in TINA-TI.

  • OpenScope MZ

    Recently I became the owner of Digilent’s OpenScope MZ measuring board. Every electronics, whether amateur or professional, needs to measure different electrical values. Sometimes it needs to generate a waveform at a given frequency. And even if he is a professional, he does not always need professional oscilloscopes or generators for such things. Sometimes simpler solutions are enough. For such solutions, in my opinion, it is the Open Scope MZ.

  • Encoder – how to use it?

    Most devices communicate with users in some way. Sometimes it is a blinking LED. Sometimes displaying a message on the display. Sometimes it is a requirement to press a button. And another time you turn the knob of the potentiometer. Another way to communicate with the user is the encoder. What is an encoder? The external appearance is similar to the potentiometer. And it is very easy to confuse him. However, his principle of operation is completely different. So how does an encoder work? In a very simplified way, this picture shows: In the figure, we see only a piece of the encoder. We see two circles (A and B)…

  • Script generating project files

    I mentioned in one of my posts about how I call my projects. It’s about naming folders, schemes, PCB designs and BOMs (Bill Of Materials). I used to do everything manually by myself. I created a folder, created the schema as a new one and saved it under the proper name. I did the same with other files and folders.

  • TINA-TI – adding an element model to the schema.

    I wrote about how to add elements to the schematic in LTSpice in this article: http://sigaris-electronics.eu/2018/11/ltspice-adding-an-element-model-to-the-schema/ . In this post I will describe how to add an element in Tina-TI from the official model from Texas Instruments.

  • My way of naming electronic projects

    In order not to get lost in our own projects, we must in a logical way call and label them. Everyone has their own way. In this post I will present my way to naming projects as well as describing PCBs. I met this method in one of the companies in which I worked as an engineer and in my opinion it is simple, clear and intuitive enough that I decided to use it also in private projects.