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Switch interfaces

Everywhere you look in industrial electronics there are switches and contacts: proximity switches, limit switches, relay contacts, activation switches and sometimes even keyboard switches. At…

Back EMF and snubber

Electrical engineering students are taught about magnetics and that energy is stored in an inductor when it is energized. This can be presented in a…

Buttons get touch overhaul

Microchip has expanded its MTCH10x mTouch sensing portfolio with the addition of two-, five-, and eight-channel capacitive touch controllers. In a hardware-only configuration, these turnkey…