Understanding of discrete signals

Discrete signals can be generated by software or obtained from real world through ADC. Discrete signals are sampled from analog signals. So you get samples in fixed time intervals. Discrete signal is as sequence of numbers. The element number n of sequence is marked as x(n). The most common number rows: Unit sample sequence d[n] = 1, if n=0 d[n] = 0, otherwise You can describe it in Matlab like % Plot an unit impulse signal n = -5:5; x = 0*n; index=find(n==0); x(index)=1; % plot stem(n, x); axis([-inf, inf, -0.2, 1.2]); xlabel(‘n’); ylabel(‘x’); title(‘Unit Impulse Signal delta[n]’); Unit Step Sequence u[n] = 1, if n>=0 u[n] = 0, otherwise You can describe it in Matlab like: % Plot an unit impulse signal n = -5:5; x = 0*n; index=find(n>=0); x(index)=1; % plot stem(n, x); axis([-inf, inf, -0.2, 1.2]); xlabel(‘n’); ylabel(‘x’); title(‘Unit Step Signal u[n]’); As you can see step …

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AD9288 Protel Footprint

The AD9288 is a dual 8-bit monolithic sampling analog-to-digital converter with on-chip track-and-hold circuits and is optimized for low cost, low power, small size and ease of use. The product operates at a 100 MSPS conversion rate with outstanding dynamic performance over its full operating range. Each channel can be operated independently. The ADC requires only a single 3 V (2.7 V to 3.6 V) power supply and an encode clock for full-performance operation. No external reference or driver components are required for many applications. The digital outputs are TTL/CMOS compatible and a separate output power supply pin supports interfacing with 3.3 V or 2.5 V logic. The encode input is TTL/CMOS compatible and the 8-bit digital outputs can be operated from +3 V (2.5 V to 3.6 V) supplies. User selectable options are available to offer a combination of power down modes, digital data formats and digital data timing …

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LPC229x protel library

The LPC2292 microcontrollers are based on a 16-bit/32-bit ARM7TDMI-S CPU with real-time emulation and embedded trace support, together with 256 kB of embedded high-speed flash memory. A 128-bit wide memory interface and a unique accelerator architecture enable 32-bit code execution at the maximum clock rate. For critical code size applications, the alternative 16-bit Thumb mode reduces code by more than 30 pct. with minimal performance penalty. With their 144-pin LQFP144 package, low power consumption, various 32-bit timers, 8-channel 10-bit ADC, 2/4 (LPC2292) advanced CAN channels, PWM channels and up to nine external interrupt pins these microcontrollers are particularly suitable for automotive and industrial control applications as well as medical systems and fault-tolerant maintenance buses. The number of available GPIOs ranges from 76 (with external memory) through 112 (single-chip). With a wide range of additional serial communications interfaces, they are also suited for communication gateways and protocol converters as well as …

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Emergency supply source for your electronic device

Sometimes you are needed to maintain power supply for your device for some time when the main source fails. It can be alarm system or some light source or digital clock. Of course if source interrupts are very short, there can be capacitor with big capacity connected, but it is not reliable. Better use backup battery and diode. This solution is very simple and cheap. The diode protects the back current float to battery. This doesn’t take much space to implement as the main bigger part is battery. As there just backup source it is not necessary to use rechargeable battery.

Physiological system modeling

Most of physical and chemical experiments can be described with a finite number of rules. In physiological processes everything can be tied to laws of nature. Good model can be as a guideline to new experiments. Usually model and experiment has iterative connection. In order to understand ho to investigate any material there is model needed (block 1). First we need abstract understanding about what we are investigating (block 2). Abstracts are transformed into mathematical model (block 3). There we can use formulas and solve them using computer. The results you get shows, what experiments have to be done and what to expect from them. This loop system is resistive to irregularities in mathematical model. In other words, this is the purifier of experiments and models. How to model blood vessels There can be many modeling ways of them. This is because, that every model has its own benefits and …

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CMOS and TTL compliance

There was a time, when all IC’s were only TTL type. They were marked as 74LS or 74ALS. But then there came CMOS types of semiconductor. They are usually marked CDxx. And lately there appeared combined semiconductors who are compliant to both types. They usually are marked as 74HC or 74HCT. TTL are faster than CMOS, but they sink more power. They are powered from 5V source. To diminish the power consumption, the CMOS were developed. They can work with supplied voltages in range 3 to 15V. The main disadvantage is that they are static sensitive. So you always have to be grounded when working with CMOS. Now both types of semiconductors are widely used. Sometimes there is as dilemma to connect TTL to CMOS. You cannot connect directly TTL to CMOS as there are different supply voltages. So you need some compliance circuit. The simplest can be bipolar transistor …

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Skin lession boundary tracing algorithm

I found on Matlab very handy tool which allows easily to trace boundaries of objects in a picture. So I adopted it to skin lesions. This can be used for automatic detection of skin irregularities and used to calculate lesion properties like asymmetry of shape, or border irregularities, who can help in detecting melanoma. There are numerous of investigations done, so I only put few examples on how it looks like. I will give you my source code, so you can try it by your own. Look at my results: 1) And it also finds center of mass: