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Below we described all the consecutive steps of this project. However, you can directly access the IC design file of this project here. The design was created in free GUI-based GreenPAK™ Designer software.

Introduction

Variability in device performance is an unfortunate aspect of engineering. Even within a single component many factors can cause distinguishable variability to exist. Production methods for electrical components aim to reduce error and variability, but some sources of variation are impossible to completely alleviate through production practices.

Amongst the biggest culprits of inevitable variation is temperature. In integrated circuits, this can cause a circuit to differ in…


This article explores the use of Dialog’s GreenPAK™ ICs in power electronics applications and will demonstrate the implementation of a single-phase inverter using various control methodologies. Different parameters are used to determine the quality of the single-phase inverter. An important parameter is Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). THD is a measurement of the harmonic distortion in a signal and is defined as the ratio of the sum of the powers of all harmonic components to the power of the fundamental frequency.

Below we described all the consecutive steps of the project. However, you can access the IC design file of this…


Below we described all the consecutive steps of the project. However, you can access the IC design file of this project here. The design was created in free GUI-based GreenPAK™ Designer software.

Rotary encoders are widely used to sense the orientation of shafts and machine parts, and as user interface input devices. Most rotary encoders output a pair of quadrature signals, which encode the shaft movement as a series of pulses.

To keep track of the encoder position, every pulse must be counted. Often, interrupt pins are used for this purpose, with the counting implemented in software. Many microcontrollers include…


Below we described all the consecutive steps of the project. However, you can access the IC design file of this project here. The design was created in free GUI-based GreenPAK™ Designer software.

In this article, we show how to use the SLG46824/SLG46826 Arduino programming sketch to program a Dialog SLG46824/6 GreenPAK Multiple-Time Programmable (MTP) device.

Most GreenPAK devices are One-Time Programmable (OTP), meaning that once their Non-Volatile Memory bank (NVM) is written, it cannot be overwritten. …


Below we described all the consecutive steps of the project. However, you can access the IC design file of this project here. The design was created in free GUI-based GreenPAK™ Designer software.

This proejct describes how to design Digital Dice, a true random number generator from 1 to 6. This device can be used instead of a commonly used dice. It has a 1-digit 7-segment LED display and two buttons: “Run” and “Display Previous”. The Digital Dice can be powered from a single CR2032 battery. It has no power-on switch due to negligibly low power consumption when idle.

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Below we described all the consecutive steps of the project. However, you can access the IC design file of this project here. The design was created in free GUI-based GreenPAK™ Designer software.

The pseudo Nixie tube is an edge-lit LED display that emulates and expands on the operation of the classic cold cathode Nixie displays of the mid to late 1900’s. The display consists of laser cut acrylic layers that have individual digits laser engraved into each layer. An RGB LED array near the base of the display can then illuminate each layer in turn, illuminating the corresponding digit.

The…


Below all the consecutive steps of the project are described. However, you can access the IC design file of this project here. The design was created in free GUI-based GreenPAK™ Designer software.

This project provides a design for protecting unprogrammable servos from overload risk caused by mechanical problems or other failure. If an overload is neglected the servo may burn, become damaged, or malfunction. Therefore, it is necessary to detect the overload indicators and perform a preventative action before the servo becomes damaged. Throughout this document this action is referred to as the failsafe mode.

Dialog’s GreenPAK is used within…


The following design allows changing frequency and retaining the duty cycle. Below all the consecutive steps of the project are described. However, you can access the IC design file of this project here. The design was created in free GUI-based GreenPAK™ Designer software.

How It Works?

Figure 1: PWM Frequency Converter

This design is designated to change the input frequency without loss of the duty cycle value. It only allows to do that for one constant frequency.

Let’s see how it works. When PIN#3 goes HIGH, FSM1 is reset by the rising edge and starts to count UP, thus measuring the pulse width. Then, when PIN#3 goes LOW…


Below all the consecutive steps of the project are described. However, you can access the IC design file of this project here. The design was created in free GUI-based GreenPAK™ Designer software.

Introduction

Rotary encoders are widely used to sense the orientation of shafts and machine parts, and as user interface input devices. Most rotary encoders output a pair of quadrature signals, which encode the shaft movement as a series of pulses.

To keep track of the encoder position, every pulse must be counted. Often, interrupt pins are used for this purpose, with the counting implemented in software. Many microcontrollers include…


There’s no end to the myriad of problems engineers face. Incompatible chip signals, difficult board layout, and complicated software coalesce into a headache that worsens with the rising complexity of electronics.

Dialog Semiconductor’s GreenPAK™ IC family handle discrete and board-level problems, enabling an engineer to focus on product innovation. Among the
reasons GreenPAKs have been added to hundreds of products a recurring value is in fixing last-minute hardware bugs.

Changes to power rail sequencing, detecting additional faults, and other tweaks all occur in the eleventh hour. Each GreenPAK contains unique sets of Macrocells for engineers to adapt to their system…

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