Silicon Chip April 2014
In the April issue of Silicon Chip Electronics Magazine, build a High Performance Switchmode Bench Power Supply,
that can be powered from a 12V or 24V DC Power Source. The unit can supply 0-40V at up to 5A and
features an LED Digital Readout for the Voltage and Current Output. The design utilizes a combination
of switchmode and linear circuitry to reduce the size and weight of the unit. The unit also offers a
smooth voltage output with very little output noise and also a current limiting feature. Also this
month, build a USB to RS232C Serial Interface, ideal for your old equipment with just a
RS232 output. The unit reliably converts RS232 to a USB output to connect to your new PC or laptop.
All projects come complete with circuit diagram and electronic parts list.
In this month's articles, a look at the annual Autonomous Ground Vehicle Competition (AGVC) held near Geelong. These vehicles have to navigate an obstacle filled track loop without any remote control. Also a look at some of the hands-on training courses for soldering and also a review of the new Thermaltronics TMT-2000S-K Soldering Station. Plus all the regular columns, including the Circuit Notebook, Serviceman's Log and Vintage Radio are included, providing stacks of great reading.
(Note: Catalogue Not Included)
Part Code: SILCHIPAPR2014
- Autonomous Ground Vehicle Competition
- So You Think You Can Solder?
- Review: Thermaltronics TMT-2000S-K Soldering Station
- 40V Switchmode Bench Power Supply, Part 1
- USB to RS232C Serial Interface
- A Rubidium Frequency Standard for a Song