MEP EP#1 : Opamp-timal Power Supply

Parker Dillmann |   |  Engineering, MEP, Podcast

MacroFab Engineering Podcast


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Parker Dillmann
Stephen Kraig


Figure 1: OPA541 breakout board in dual parallel configuration.

Figure 2: Blinky LEDs are important. This is a clip from the MacroWatch development blink test.

Podcast Notes

  • Stephen talks about the Stupid Simple Power Supply (SSPS). He designed a OPA541 breakout board for testing. See figure 1.
  • OPA541 Datasheet : Street price of $21.88.
  • Parker brings up that blinky LEDs are the most important part of a project. He is designing the control panel and chassis for the SSPS.
  • FTDI is again at war with counterfeit parts.
  • Microchip buys out Atmel for $3.8 Billion. The consolidation of semiconductors continues.
  • France building a huge solar roadway. This again?

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro theme!