The LM350 is a tried and true 3A adjustable voltage regulator. It accepts an input voltage up to 35V and can deliver an output voltage between 1.25 and 33V. It is rugged beyond belief. Where fairly beefy step-down converters go up in smoke, the LM350 just takes a nap. And a nap is infinitely better than a plume of smoke. LM350 can also be used to limit current though that requires a separate LM350/LM317 in series with our voltage regulator.
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 • Category: FM Transmitters
This is 1 Watt FM amplifier with a good design that can be used to amplify RF signal of low power FM Transmitters in the 88 – 108 MHz band. It is very sensitive if you use good RF power amplifier transistors, trimmers and coils. It has a power amplification factor of 9 to 12 dB (9 to 15 times). At an input power of 0.1W the output will be 1W. You must choose T1 depending on applied voltage. If you have a 12V power supply then use transistors like: 2N4427, KT920A, KT934A, KT904, BLX65, 2SC1970, BLY87. At 18 to 24V power supply you must use transistors like: 2N3866, 2N3553, KT922A, BLY91, BLX92A. You may use 2N2219 at 12V but you will get maximum output power of 0.4W.
Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 • Category: Amplifiers
This is 2x30W audio amplifier based on TDA2050 and LM1875. Amplifier PCB is suitable for both TDA2050 and LM1875 chips. Amplifier has all the necessary circuitry on board – power supply, speaker protection, delayed turn-on and fast turn-off. This is achieved using the convenient uPC1237 IC. TDA2050 and LM1875 are pin to pin compatible, the differences in their schematics are the values of a couple resistors and one capacitor. All this allows to make an universal circuit board, suitable for any of these two ICs.
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2020 • Category: FM Transmitters
RF projects are always special and I am confident that almost every engineer or enthusiast want to try building a RF project. Because of this we have put together a guide for building a super cool Walkie Talkie project. Walkie Talkie is a half duplex wireless communication device that is capable of establishing communication within short range. Half Duplex means only one user can speak or send his message at a time and communication cannot happen simultaneously. These devices are widely used by Security Personal, Industrial workers and so on. Of course it can make a great toy as well. This guide explains about a Walkie Talkie circuit that allows user to establish communication with another identical device within a range of 30m.
Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 • Category: FM Transmitters
This is a good quality FM transmitter with 5km range and stable frequency brought by the modified oscillator, which is actually two oscillators built around Q2 and Q3 working at around 50MHz in anti-phase. The output is taken at the two collectors, where the frequencies of the two oscillators combine to form FM signal. This will provide a greater stability than normal single ended oscillators.
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