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Diptrace vs Altium

A quick review of 2 PCB design tools by Ted Mawson, Senior Designer with MB Electronic Design

Diptrace is a schematic capture and PCB design tool that I’ve been using for over 4 years now. I’ve also used Altium Designer for various clients but, given the choice, I prefer Diptrace.

There are things that Altium can do that Diptrace […]

By |September 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Low Power MCUs

I’ve been working on a low power design that requires controlling the brightness of an LED using pulse-width modulation (PWM).  If the chosen PWM frequency is too low e.g. 100 Hz, you get a strobe effect when looking at the LED in motion; to avoid this I chose 4 kHz.  You also need to choose enough control […]

By |September 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments