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How to find the smallest change in voltage

You are comparing different A/D converters that will have 3.2 V and -3.2 V as their positive and negative reference voltages, respectively. Out of the following, converter _ can resolve the smallest ...
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Multi-resolution computer monitor

I have images and videos from several years ago, which looked good on old 800x600 pixel monitors, but don't look so great now. You either have to squint to see them or enlarge them but they end up ...
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DIY Thermal Solution [closed]

What would be the best way to design a sealed computer containing a gas or liquid circulated by a fan/pump to cool the components? ( With a metal case ) Then the computer would not be susceptible to ...
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What is the white colored connector circled in red in the picture of a laptop motherboard called?

This is a picture of the back of my laptop (An ASUS S550CM) with a motherboard/HDD/RAM access panel removed. The white connector connects the motherboard with the laptops back panel which in turns ...
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How does punched card computer circuit design work?

I am trying to understand the underlying process of computer circuits from the beginning. I am reading about punch cards. I have come across several youtube videos and articles which are useful. ...
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Computer “Ports”, port scans and daemons

If I do a port scan from the internet, do I hit a bundle of wires that are physical ports into the motherboard (like a PCE port)? Or do I actually go into the operating system and interact with the ...
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Use two passive CPU coolers on one single CPU?

I aim on building a silent, completely passively cooled PC, with no moving parts at all (I am aware that it is cheaper to go for an inaudible computer instead, using low speed fans. This is not the ...
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Why laptop keyboard has so many bus lines?

I changed one laptop keyboard on the new one and while changing it I noticed that it has 30 line bus. But from my VLSI practice, I know that keyboard can use only 1 data line and 1 clock line (PS/2) ...
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Similarities between OBD-II and VGA

I'm working on a project to make a Heads Up Display in my car. I need a way to present my project in front of my class, for I obviously cannot bring my car into the presenting room. My professor ...
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Connect a GPU to a mobile FPGA using

Please indicate if this question would be better asked on other fora, I'm not an engineer but computer scientist, and have very little experience with FPGA's / ASICs. As far as I understand from ...
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How is “16.7 million colors” in a display calculated?

How is "16.7 million colors" in a display calculated? Also, is it a software or a hardware thing (the 16.7 million colors)?
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Why are corporate printers so large?

I often seen printers like this in offices and schools. Considering how we can have printers small enough to fit on a desk, why are these printers taking up half a room? What are they capable of doing,...
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How to make factory machine hard disk drive more durable? How much its estimate life span?

I wonder how can I make hard disk drive more durable? Specifically, I works in a factory environment. And almost every few months, hard disk drive in some of the factory machine are corrupted, and ...
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How do mechanical keyboard switch mechanisms relate to the force graphs?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I'm curious about what contributes to the asymmetry of force-distance graphs provided by keyboard switch manufacturers? For example, it is common ...
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How do we specify among a shim, spacer, and washer?

Our small radio-control model cars have shims, spacers and washers. I am tasked with clarifying the manual and getting parts naming consistent. We have these items from less than .5mm thin up to 1/8"...
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Deep out-of-order buffers

I was reading about the new Intel Xeon Phi processor on Intel's site https://software.intel.com/xeon-phi/x200-processor/remote-access and ones of its features is: Highly-parallel performance: ...
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Generating electromagnetic signal using CPU clock [closed]

Laptops have processors running on few GHz clock. Is there a way to generate electromagnetic signals in that range using some software or coding? Say generating 2.4 GHz signal if the CPU runs at 3 GHz....
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Is it possible to send ESC/POS commands to EPSON TM-T88IV Printer through Windows command line?

I am interested in learning more about ESC/POS commands. I have an EPSON TM-T88IV printer connected to my PC via parallel cable at port LPT1. Connected to this printer is an APG Cash Drawer. The PC is ...
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Computer engineering: Physical time clock timing [closed]

I would like to write software that can reliably get the "relative physical time", with the highest resolution, and lowest overhead as possible. By "relative physical time", I mean, for example, the ...
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Using python to send automated commands through a serial-usb-cable adapter

I have an old peristaltic pump with a 9 pin male sub-d socket labeled Gilson Serial Input Output Channel (GSIOC) that connects a master device to devices with RS422A specifications, or RS485 ...
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Have there been successful attempts at using a computer's heat to warm something up? [duplicate]

Computers get hot. So usually we try to make them less hot. But what if instead of trying to cool down a computer we used that heat for something else? Not necessarily any thing big like a whole ...
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Why is minimum pressure specified on a PSU water cooling circuit?

I work in consultancy and I am designing a product for a customer. The customer has requested a specific PSU. I have contacted this PSU manufacturer and they request 6 L/min of coolant flow and ...
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What grade of Neodymium magnets are commonly used in hard drives?

I want to buy some magnets, but the ones that I have found on online shops are mostly grade N38. They are pretty cheap, but they need to be as strong as the ones found in a hard drives. I am afraid ...