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Stunning Design for Norwegian Cliff Hotel Has the Craziest Glass-Bottom Pool Ever
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Stunning Design for Norwegian Cliff Hotel Has the Craziest Glass-Bottom Pool Ever

A new concept design for a boutique hotel at one of Norway& 39;s most famous landmarks has won widespread praise on the Internet, especially for the insane glass-bottom pool jutting out from the cliff nearly 2,000 feet above the fjord below.Hayri Atak Studio Designs the Most Insane Pool YetExtreme pools are having a bit of a moment, but the pool incorporated into the boutique hotel concept design by Hayri Atak of Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio takes extreme pools to, well, the extreme.

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Metallized Plastic Film Capacitors

Capacitor Tutorial Includes:Capacitor usesCapacitor typesElectrolytic capacitorCeramic capacitorTantalum capacitorFilm capacitorsSilver mica capacitorSuper capacitorSMD capacitorSpecifications & parametersHow to buy capacitors - hints & tipsCapacitor codes & markingsConversion tablePlastic film capacitors come in several forms.
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Coax Cable Power Rating / Specification

Coax Tutorial Includes:Coax feederCoax specifications overviewCoax impedanceCoax loss / attenuationCoax power ratingCoax velocity factorCoax environmentalCoax installation tipsCoax cable typesTips for choosing right coax cableBuying TV coax: points to noteFor some applications the coax cable power rating or power specification is of great importance.
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Electret Microphone

Microphone Tutorial Includes:Microphone basicsMicrophone typesMicrophone specsMicrophone directionalityDynamic microphoneCondenser microphoneElectret microphoneRibbon microphoneCrystal / ceramic microphoneBoundary / PZM microphoneCarbon microphoneHow to buy best microphoneMicrophones for videoMicrophones for vocals/ singingThe electret microphone has gained widespread usage as a cheap but effective microphone for many applications.
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Hints & Tips on Choosing the Best Coax Cable

Coax Tutorial Includes:Coax feederCoax specifications overviewCoax impedanceCoax loss / attenuationCoax power ratingCoax velocity factorCoax environmentalCoax installation tipsCoax cable typesTips for choosing right coax cableBuying TV coax: points to noteCoaxial cable for everything from domestic television, through amateur radio to professional RF applications can be expensive.
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Boundary Microphone: PZM Microphone

Microphone Tutorial Includes:Microphone basicsMicrophone typesMicrophone specsMicrophone directionalityDynamic microphoneCondenser microphoneElectret microphoneRibbon microphoneCrystal / ceramic microphoneBoundary / PZM microphoneCarbon microphoneHow to buy best microphoneMicrophones for videoMicrophones for vocals/ singingThe boundary microphone, also marketed as a pressure zone microphone or PZM microphone is able to provide very good performance in a number of applications.
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Speaker Repair & loudspeaker replacement

Although most loudspeakers will give many years of trouble free service, like all things, they can require repair from time to time.Age, moisture, and over-driving them are common reasons for loudspeakers failing and requiring repair.Although some loudspeakers may not be worth repairing, others are well worth the time and cost to bring them back to like.
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Speaker Placement & Positioning

Loudspeaker Tutorial Includes:What is a loudspeaker: basicsMoving coil loudspeakerLoudspeaker enclosuresLoudspeaker repairsSpeaker wire / cableSpeaker placementPositioning and placement of loudspeakers enables the very best to be gained from their performance.Often the speaker placement is a matter of compromise - it can often be an after-thought.
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PMR446: Licence Free Personal Radio Service

Licence free radio systems:Licence free radio systemsCitizens band, CBPMR446FRS Family Radio ServiceHow to use a licence free radioHints & tips on buying licence free radioPMR446 is a licence free personal radio service that is available in most European countries and a few others that have also adopted the standard.
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Ethernet Routers, Hubs & Switches: definitions and differences

Ethernet IEEE 802.3 Includes:Ethernet introductionStandardsEthernet data frame structure100Mbps Fast EthernetGigabit Ethernet, 1GE10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10GEEthernet cablesHow to buy Ethernet cablesRouters, hubs, switches - the differencesPower over Ethernet, PoECarrier EthernetThere is a lot of confusion around the terms Ethernet hub, Ethernet router and Ethernet switch.
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How Flash Memory Works: operation

Like all forms of semiconductor memory and other electronics technology, it helps to understand how Flash memory works.In fact the operation of Flash memory technology is very similar to that f the old EPROM technology which has fallen it of use, but the concepts are very similar, even though Flash operates in a far more convenient manner.
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Wi-Fi Security: WEP & WPA / WPA2

WiFi IEEE 802.11 Includes:Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 introductionStandardsWi-Fi Alliance generationsSecurityHow to stay safe on public Wi-FiWi-Fi BandsRouter location & coverageHow to get best Wi-Fi performanceHow to buy the best Wi-Fi routerWi-Fi boosters, range extenders & repeatersWi-Fi wired & powerline extenderWi-Fi network security is an issue of importance to all Wi-Fi users.
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Understanding logic analyzer specifications

Logic Analyzer Includes:Logic analyzer basicsHow to use a logic analyzerLogic analyzer specificationsProbesLike all other forms of test instrumentation there is a number of key specifications associated with logic analyzers.When looking to buy a logic analyzer it is necessary to gain at least a basic understanding of the key specifications so that an informed decision can be made about the particular logic analyzer to buy or rent.
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How to Use a Dip Meter, GDO

One of the advantages of the dip meter or grid dip oscillator, GDO is that it is very easy to use.Dip Meter Tutorial Includes:Dip meter / GDO basicsHow to use a dip meter / GDOUsing GDO to measure inductanceUsing GDO to measure capacitanceMeasuring antenna resonant frequencyMeasuring feeder electrical lengthOne of the easiest measurements to make using a dip meter or GDO is the resonant frequency of a resonant circuit.
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DBm - dBw Watts Conversion Chart

Decibels, dB Tutorial Includes:Decibels, dB - the basicsDecibels levels tabledBm to dBW & power conversion chartdBm to watts and volts conversion chartdB, decibel online calculatorNepersTerms like dBW and dBm are widely used within radio frequency engineering as the measure of power.The power levels expressed in dBm or dBW may not always be as meaningful as power expressed in watts and therefore a simple conversion chart converting dBm to watts and dBW and vice versa can be very useful.
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Scalar Network Analyzer: SNA

RF vector network analyzer includes:What is a VNAVNA calibrationVNA specificationsScalar analyzerThe scalar network analyzer, SNA is considerably less common in RF design circles than the VNA, but it can provide some useful insights.As the name indicates a scalar networj analyzer, SNA, measures only the amplitude response of an RF network to an applied stimulus.
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JTAG Specification / IEEE 1149 Standard

Boundary Scan JTAG Includes:What is Boundary Scan / JTAGBoundary scan description language, BSDLDesign for test with boundary scanJTAG Spec & IEEE 1149 StandardJTAG TAP & connectorIEEE 1149.6 (AC coupled JTAG)Compact JTAG cJTAG IEEE 1149.7IJTAG, IEEE 1687JTAG, boundary scan is now a well established technology which is widely used in many areas of test within the electronics industry.
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CJTAG IEEE 1149.7 Standard

Boundary Scan JTAG Includes:What is Boundary Scan / JTAGBoundary scan description language, BSDLDesign for test with boundary scanJTAG Spec & IEEE 1149 StandardJTAG TAP & connectorIEEE 1149.6 (AC coupled JTAG)Compact JTAG cJTAG IEEE 1149.7IJTAG, IEEE 1687The IEE 1149.7 standard is a new standard also referred to as Compact JTAG or cJTAG that has been developed to meet the ever increasing needs of testing modern electronics boards and systems.
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Spectrum Analyzer Specifications

Spectrum Analyzer Tutorial Includes:What is a spectrum analyzerSpectrum analyzer types and technologiesSuperheterodyne / sweep spectrum analyzerFFT spectrum analyzerRealtime spectrum analyzerUSB spectrum analyzerSpectrum analyzer tracking generatorSpecificationsSpectrum analyzer operationNoise figure measurementsPhase noise measurementsPulsed signal spectrum analysisThe spectrum analyzer specifications can be a little involved, but it is essential to have at least a basic understanding of them when selecting one of these test instruments.
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PXI Software

PXI tutorial includes:What is PXI?PXI standardPXI chassisPXI bus and backplanePXI controllerPXI cards & modulesPXI softwarePXI ExpressPXImc MultiComputingSet-up & build PXI systemPXI software enables the user to develop software for the overall system to enable it to perform the functions required of it.
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Automatic optical inspection, AOI systems

Automatic Test Equipment, ATE Includes:PCB inspection techniquesAutomated optical inspection, AOIAutomated X-ray inspection, AXIDesign for AOI testSee also:ATE basicsIn-Circuit test, ICTFunctional test, FATEDeveloping test strategyAutomatic or automated optical inspection, AOI, is a key technique used in the manufacture and test of electronics printed circuit boards, PCBs.
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